FRANK MARTORANA

AUTHOR AND VETERINARIAN

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Veterinarian Kent Stephenson and a local Native American leader put aside their differences as they conspire to defend their town from a greedy corporation that is desecrating their river.

Doctor Stephenson’s day-to-day routine of caring for animals is shattered by the apparently random murder of his lifelong friend. He and his hound, Lucinda, are drawn into the investigation. Kent soon suspects that small-town politics surrounding a new riverside resort have led to murder, and that it won’t end with just one victim. When a nameless toddler is found wandering alone by the river, all bets are off. Before long, Kent is mired in a conflict between Native American beliefs and modern-day avarice. As he unravels the mystery, Kent struggles with the emotional upheaval of a new love interest, and a crushing sense of helplessness, as he fights the medical battle of his career to save the life of his daughter’s prize stallion.

 Along the way, Kent is forced to face a gut-wrenching reality—traditional Native medicine is saving animals that are dying in his hands.

THE COLOR OF WOUNDS

Scientists have spent decades searching for a breakthrough that would give U.S. soldiers battlefield superiority. Finally, a Texas University laboratory has it in its grasp — but at what expense?

Not in dollars — a much higher price.

It’s been nine years since Kent helped one of his veterinary school classmates expose inhumane animal testing at a prominent university. Now, after all that time, his good intentions are coming back to haunt him.  Bombs are destroying his hometown, then blackmail, and a veterinary co-worker is murdered. When the killer threatens to destroy the thing that Kent holds most sacred in the horse world, Kent devises a plan to defend it. It looks like it may work — until Kent and his redbone hound, Lucinda, end up in a fight for their lives.

Kent refuses to sell his soul to the devil — not at the expense of the animals he has sworn to protect.

ISBN# 978-0-9989326-4-4 (print)
ISBN #978-0-9989326-5-1 (e-book)

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TAKING ON LUCINDA

While investigating the death of his mentor, Dr. Stephenson uncovers a plot against the animals he has sworn to protect.

ISBN# 978-0-9989326-0-6 (print)
ISBN #978-0-9989326-1-3 (e-book)

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SIMPATICO’S GIFT

It’s the middle of the breeding season in Upstate New York, and the top stallions in Kent Stephenson’s veterinary practice are being systematically eliminated by sudden death, rare disease, and mysterious disappearance.

ISBN# 978-0-9989326-2-0 (print)
ISBN #978-0-9989326-3-7 (e-book)

 

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