Warm and Dead

    Dr. Zack Winston Book 2

    by Mike Krentz

    TouchPoint Press

    September 13, 2022

    Available in: e-Book, Trade Size

    Warm and Dead
    by Mike Krentz

    He works in the heart of a hectic ER, but his greatest fear is losing his family. Can an intrepid doctor protect his own from a twisted mind?

    After his near-death experience in DEAD ALREADY, Dr. Zack Winston's self-confidence wobbles on shaky ground. Slated to see his young-adult daughters over Christmas for the first time in five years, the skilled emergency physician worries his relationship issues will prevent them from bonding. His determination to focus on his personal life sinks fast when he questions a pediatrician colleague's alleged suicide attempt by drowning.

    Seeking the truth behind a spate of obstetrical deaths, Zack teams with the Bridget Larsen, the lawyer whose life he saved in DEAD ALREADY. As they tread a suspicious trail from the hospital morgue to the icy Potomac River that almost took the pediatrician's life, he fears any misstep will plunge them into a lethal wintry doom...

    Will his refusal to accept the official story cost Zack everything he holds dear?

    Warm and Dead is the scalpel-sharp second book in the Dr. Zack Winston series of medical conspiracy thrillers. If you like flawed protagonists, puzzling conspiracies, and tense family drama, then you'll love former emergency physician Mike Krentz's pulse-pounding conflict.

    Mike Krentz's Bio

    Mike Krentz writes medical suspense, psychological thrillers, and military fiction featuring complex characters. His medical suspense novel, DEAD ALREADY, transports the reader into the stressful environment of emergency medicine, where life battles death amid terrified screams, plaintive whimpers, and shouted orders; where fallible humans strive to postpone death, restore life, or eliminate misery. These would-be heroes sometimes fail. They suck it up and move on to quiet a frightened child, relieve pain, straighten a broken limb, repair a laceration, or reassure the worried well. What evil might lurk amid such chaos? His psychological thriller, ANGELS FALLING, is in press for publication by TouchPoint Press in late 2021. The ritualistic murder of a Catholic archbishop scrambles the lives of an ex-seminarian criminal profiler, a renegade priest cult leader, and the former nun they both desired. Shakespeare, Poe, and Donne add commentary. Mike’s MAHONEY & SQUIRE SERIES, under contract with TouchPoint Press, portrays the lives of servicemen and women, their challenges, and interactions; and their wounds—physical and emotional—that evolve into professional and personal conflicts more daunting than combat. Can essential human relationships survive such brutal demands on hearts and souls? Born and raised in Arizona, Mike earned a classical degree in English from the University of San Francisco, a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and a Master of Public Health Degree from Johns Hopkins University. Following a civilian career as an emergency physician, Mike rededicated his professional life to serve America’s Navy and Marine Corps heroes and their families, and to honor their sacrifices in defending our freedom and way of life. His last active-duty assignment was as 7th Fleet Surgeon on board the flagship, USS BLUE RIDGE. After retiring from the US Navy, Dr. Krentz continued his service as a consultant supporting the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center. Upon completion of that mission, he returned to his earliest life passion as a full-time writer.