Book: The Quarry - Firehouse Family Series - Book Two by Laurie Loveman
categories: Book, Surface Mining, First Aid, Ambulance, Fire Department, Hospital, Great Depression, Emergency Room, Doctors, Quarry
Laurie Loveman about this book: It's 1933 and Dr. Jessica Malloy is losing a beloved patient to cancer. There is nothing she or any other doctor can do to halt the disease's progress. Jess faces a medical ethics problem and she discusses her dilemma with her close friends, Dr. David McCann, Laura Darvey, and Woodhill Fire Department First Aid Officer, Eli Sheffler. With opiate pain killers being the only means of keeping her patient, Maudie Hegerty, able to maintain at least have a small quality of life, can Jess risk the possibility that Maudie will commit suicide if the pain pills are in Maudie's possession? Maudie's son, Boris, is afraid she will and wants to keep the pills in his possession. Jess is caught between Maudie's wishes and those of her son, and soon finds herself falling in love with Boris.
Boris is the quarry foreman at Liberty Sand & Gravel, an operation that is being threatened with labor disputes. He can only confide his worries, both business and personal, to his friend, Aaron Chandler, who has come with his family to Woodhill to evaluate the production capabilities of the quarry. When a riot breaks loose at the quarry, an explosion seriously injures Boris along with many other quarrymen and their adversaries sent in by the quarry owners. When Eli and his partner respond with the ambulance, Eli and Aaron come face-to-face with their past. In the midst of worrying over Boris' fragile hold on life, Jess must find a way to bring Eli and Aaron together.
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