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Novels--Later Years

Lee W. Hickok Novels

606 University


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When a tormented scream arouses an intoxicated Lee W. Hickok from his unconscious state, he wonders if he has died. After the alcoholic urologist pulls himself upright inside an old fraternity house, he gazes across the empty party room and notices the balcony door is open. As he shakily crawls across the floor to close it, he gazes down, looking for the source of the scream. What he sees below changes everything in an instant.


The beautiful medical student heiress, Siobhan Maloney, has plunged to her death during a debauched party near the University of Texas. Clutched in her hand is a mysterious necklace. As questions mount as to whether Siobhan fell, jumped, or was pushed, the only witness is Hickok, passed out in an adjacent room when the event occurred.


The suspects include sexual predators, lovers, and of course, Hickok. As an investigation unfolds, Hickok’s less-than perfect life is exposed, leaving him to face a monumental decision.


In this fast-paced, whodunit mystery, a drunken surgeon is left to pick up the pieces of his life after he becomes the sole witness to an heiress’s deadly plunge.

The Plumber


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In The Plumber Lee W. Hickok, MD, an alcoholic urologist, is faced with case after case of patients, from the skid-row of Galveston Texas, who have had one or both kidneys removed by an individual who calls himself The Plumber. These victims are from the dregs of society and drug addiction.  


Suspects range from a local urologist to a mysterious Russian immigrant and his esoteric wife, to one of his own residency staff.  Together with law enforcement he must solve the mystery and stop this butcher.

Lee W is the protagonist in the series which goes by his name and includes the novels 606 University, Sweet Amber, and Huntsville. He is continuously plagued by resisting his desires for alcohol which he has given up after sustaining a course of D/T's in Sweet Amber. The Plumber is a fast past who-done-it novel which will leave the reader wanting for more.



In Huntsville, Lee W. Hickok, a dysfunctional alcoholic urologist meets a brutal death row murderer, Billie James Sampson (BJS), who suffers from severe kidney stone disease. BJS is on death row for the horrendous murder of a young mother.  Because of kidney stones, surgeries are performed.  In one surgery the patient has a life-changing experience.  


His execution will profoundly effect Lee W.

Physician, Author, Physician Burnout Advocate and Speaker.

Sweet Amber

April 1, 2021

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Sweet Amber is a tale of medical malpractice framed in alcohol abuse.  Lee W. Hickok is under the influence as is his nature, when he is called to the operating room for the surgical case of his life.


While successfully controlling the bleeding, the patient's outcome is less than desired.  The patient's hospital course leaves Lee W's inebriation an issue in this tale which threatens to expose alcoholism in the medical profession.