Title: Mortal Crisis
Author: Dr Diwakar Bansal
Publisher: Leadstart publishing
Genre: Medical Thriller, Crime Mystery
First Publication: 2021
Book Summary: Mortal Crisis by Dr Diwakar Bansal
Sunrise Hospital – a tertiary care hospital for thousands of pregnant mothers. The doctors and the staff thrive hard to bring smiles to the patients and work day and night to care for them. It is regarded as an excellent hospital for its quality of service.
But all this is sullied when pregnant women begin to die without any clinical explanation. With the number of victims rising, the doctors and the staff battle to find the cause and curb the death toll. But the unknown enemy continues to take the lives of the recently delivered mothers.
During this outbreak, doctors Nandita and Rajeev, who have recently joined there, find themselves in the middle of a dark mystery surrounding the hospital. While attending to the sick patients, they accidentally stumble upon a buried secret.
Amidst the deep puddle of mysteries, enemies, deaths, media attention and public humiliation, will they be able to beat this enemy before it is too late? Will the hospital and its hardworking doctors find their way out of this enigmatic crisis?
Book Review: Mortal Crisis by Dr Diwakar Bansal
What a truly scary book ‘Mortal Crisis’ was, about what humanity does best; subject their own kind to man-made horror. A frightening tale Herr Doktor Diwakar Bansal had cooked for us because not only it’s possible but probable that we are capable of this. It’s all about the possibilities, isn’t it? No, wait. It’s all about the endings.
The book expands on the hectic life of doctors and hospital staffs. The Sunrise Hospital, a tertiary care hospital, provides best possible service to thousands of pregnant women. Dedicated doctors and staff strive to provide smiles on faces of their patients and work around the clock to make sure that they are taken care of.
Having excellent service quality is what makes The Sunrise a well-known hospital. Despite this, the deaths of pregnant women without obvious underlying causes defame this progress and taint the reputation of The Sunrise. Doctors and medical staff are dreadfully upset when the toll suddenly rises to unprecedented numbers. However the unknown enemy is continuing to take the lives of pregnant women.
Doctors Nandita and Rajeev, who recently joined the hospital, are thrown into this mysterious situation during the outbreak. Fearing some sort of undiscovered epidemic, they try to figure out what is behind the unexplained, bizarre symptoms of their patients only to discover something far more grim.
It’s seldom we hold up in reality to the way we see ourselves, our actions betray our confidence and I felt Doctors Nandita and Rajeev were an excellent example of that. The two stumble upon a buried secret as they treat the sick patients. The characters of Nandita and Rajeev, come across as a strong self-empowered who are not afraid to search for the truth in spite of the risks they face. Are they going to be able to beat this enemy before it is too late, amid the great deluge of mysteries, enemies, and deaths?
First off, I felt that for a quick-paced mystery, there was pretty solid character development. Despite it’s multi-dimensional realistic characters and a spine-chilling mystery, it is exceptional writing what makes this book a wonderful reading experience. I also was not bothered by the medical jargon, but in fact enjoyed those pieces very much – it definitely added to the story, in my opinion.
Author Diwakar Bansal is a practising surgeon and his writing makes it clear. He has a fantastic vocabulary and a meticulous writing style that will greatly appeal to readers. He’s not afraid to explain the more complicated and technical side of things to breach the gap of ignorance for the reader.
This book takes medical mysteries to extreme levels and that’s what made it such a fun read. The mystery that serves as the center of the plot is filled with enough dread and is enough to leave you excited for the grand reveal. The plot is flawless and once the action starts, its a marathon till the finish line. The story is extremely thrilling with grotesque descriptions and crystal clear picturization. It had a satisfactory finish, though the final twists were sudden and unpredictable.
Though the suspense and electric pace of this amazing, unputdownable thriller was a surprise, it will likely give readers a lot to think about in terms of medicinal ethics and where we have potential to end up in the future. I will certainly read more of Dr. Diwakar Bansal’s offerings in the future.