KCM Publishing

Hostile Hospital

When former mob thug turned doctor, John Cesari, takes a job as a gastroenterologist at a small hospital in upstate New York, he assumes he’s outrun his past and started life anew.
But trouble has a way of finding the scrappy Bronx native. Things go awry one night at a bar when he punches out an obnoxious drunk who won’t leave his date alone. Unbeknownst to Dr. Cesari, that drunk is his date’s stalker ex-boyfriend—and a crooked cop.
Over the course of several action packed days, Cesari uncovers the dirty little secrets of a small town hospital. As the bodies pile up, he is forced to confront his own bloody past.
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Hostile Hospital is a fast paced journey that is not only entertaining but maintains an interesting view on the philosophy of healthcare. If you aren’t too scared after reading, look out for the sequel, Prescription for Disaster coming soon.

About the Author

John Avanzato grew up in the Bronx. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology from Fordham University, he went on to earn his medical degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine. He is currently a board certified gastroenterologist in Geneva, New York, where he lives with his wife of twenty-five years. Inspired by authors like Tom Clancy, John Grisham, and Lee Child, John writes about strong but flawed heroes. He is currently working on Prescription for Disaster, the sequel to Hostile Hospital.

Media Coverage

November 9, 2014: Book Signing at LONGS’ CARDS & BOOKS
November 9, 2014: Book Signing at LONGS’ CARDS & BOOKS

December 9, 2014: Book reading and discussion with faculty and students.

Bampton House with the Professors at Prestigious Hobart and William Smith College

December 15, 2014: Radio Interview with Finger Lakes Morning News
January 5, 2015: Seneca Falls Library Book Signing
January 6, 2015: Sometimes You Just Need to Bake a Cake 
January 12, 2015: Radio Interview on WNYR 
January 5, 2015: Seneca Falls Library Book Signing
January 25, 2015: Wegmans Book Signing, Geneva, NY