Pre-Release Reviews


Surgeon's Knot is a compelling story of heartbreak and redemption. Dr. Lynes has the uncanny knack of the use of adjectives that go beyond descriptive and draws you in to the point that the reader feels a part of the pages. The author paints a picture of each character as they are introduced to you that elicits a chuckle and a memory. This is a rare talent that most writers strive for. Jackson is inserted into the psyche of the bibliophile and you are living as him! I strongly recommend this gripping tale.

W. D. Stauffer,
Printer, retired

"A Surgeon's Knot" is a complex story with a cast of many characters manifesting deep imperfections that can be healed by careful medical treatment without inducing shame and healers who have come to the proverbial ends of their ropes, with most finding love and acceptance and eventual healing. It is a gripping story that moves the reader with compassion and understanding."

Rebecca Farnbach, Author of "Dancing with Prayers in My Feet"


For readers who would enjoy an intimate look inside the overly stressed life of an intern and the medical profession, this is the book for you. Be prepared to be shocked, however, by the realistic portrayal of events. I found the intern’s story, and his girlfriend heroine emotionally enveloping.

Pascal Imperato, M.D., Author of “Truth Wars”


A Surgeon’s Knot sheds a crucial light on the arduous occupational, emotional, and physical demands of physicians. Through Jackson Cooper’s experience in his first year medical internship, the reader feels firsthand not only the pressures endured, but also the internal struggles of the protagonist. Dr. Lynes’ descriptive writing style and swift storytelling paints a picture of the difficult experiences faced by doctors and their potentially devastating impact. A Surgeon’s Knot is a tragic but hopeful story that illuminates the importance of recognizing stress and reaching out for help.

Linda Duong, License Marriage & Family Therapist


A magnificent page-turner, 5 Stars

Lynes pens a remarkable story in A Surgeon's Knot. This is the first book of this writer's that I've read, and I must say that I enjoyed it tremendously. I found Dr. Cooper to be a very unique and interesting character. The story had a lot of details, and it is important to read it from cover to cover. Some situations seemed like they mirrored real life, and it gave a lot of credibility and logic to an amazing and thrilling story. The plot was filled with ups and downs, regrets and triumphs, life and death, along with many twists. I couldn't put it down until the very end. I look forward to reading more by this author. This book is definitely recommended by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews.

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The book began on a tense note as something went horribly wrong in the surgical ward, where Mr. Simpson was being treated. The tension and suspense could be felt quite early in the book as Doctor Jackson Cooper and a team battled to save Simpson’s life. Credit must be given to the author for making activities in the book to appear so real. Mr. Simpson’s eventual death turned into a rude awakening for Jackson who was only an intern, and his first day as a doctor.

The story is told through the perspective of Jackson, and the plot centers mainly on issues and activities that take place in the hospital. The way every activity is explained, down to the minute detail is quite impressive and shows that the author either has well-grounded real life experience or did extensive research on the things that transpires in the hospital—the highs and lows as well as the emotions and suspense that are felt when patients are being treated.

The plot may not be too versatile since it focused mainly on the hospital but it is rich enough to keep the reader enthralled.

It’s a perfect story and aside being interesting, the Surgeon’s Knot would be a delight to anyone that needs to know explicit details of what takes place in our hospitals.

Official Review, (4 out of 5 stars)



!” This memorable text took me right back to my Mid-West Medical School and Nights-in-the-Hospital during my Externship/Internship/Residency Years! A delightfully empowering account of chemical dependency afflicting/affecting both physician-trainees and distinguished physician/professors including {Nicotine, Alcohol, Opioids} progressing to Faith-Based-Recovery including both Twelve-Step Recovery and Worship Recovery. Let this exemplary text serve as a example, a Guide-to-Recovery for all of us Allied Healthcare Provider Professionals.

Therefore, as I am a Man-of-Faith I humbly and respectfully recommend that a copy of this outstanding text should be on the Reserve Shelves of all of our City, County, University, and Hospital Medical Libraries. Moreover a copy should be given to all of our First Year students in our Colleges of Medicine both to read and to discuss with their Mentors; and again to all of our First Year Residents Including but not limited to all of our Residents in {Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Psychiatry} both to read and to discuss with their Mentors.

• Josh Grossman, Colonel {r} U.S. Army Medical Corps, M.D., F.A.C.P., FMR.  Chief of Medicine 121st Evac Hosp APO SF 96220• FMR.  Commanding Officer 548th Gen Disp APO SF 96301