Dr. Peter Rizzolo will be at Bull’s Head Bookshop on Tuesday, September 17th at 3:30pm to read from his new novel Forbidden Harvest.
In Peter’s new medical thriller, Dr. Ken Bernholtz is deep into preserving human organs for transplant. He has perfected a method of extending the life of a harvested animal heart from six hours to twenty-four hours. If his method is successful using human organs it has the potential of saving the lives of thousands of children.
However, when the hospital where he spent his career refuses to condone his experiments, Dr. Bernholtz takes the law into his own hands. Forbidden Harvest dramatizes the lack of organ donors and the lengths to which one physician and the family of a 13-year-old boy go to find a heart.
Peter Rizzolo received his residency training at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington New Jersey and practiced family medicine for fifteen years before joining the full-time staff at the Hunterdon Medical Center as director of the residency training program in Family Medicine. Peter and his family moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1978, where he joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina School Of Medicine. After retiring as Professor of Family Medicine in 1996, he entered the Master’s Degree Program in the English Department of North Carolina State University. There he pursued his interest in literature and creative writing.
Bull’s Head Price: $16.00
Bull’s Head Bookshop is located in UNC Student Stores on the campus of UNC-CH. All events at Bull’s Head are free and open to the public. Call 919-962-5060 for more details.