Cry of the Needle

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When medical malpractice leads to violent revenge, Irish-style…

Kieran Kelly’s world turns upside down when his wife’s health is devastated by an epidural in childbirth. Incensed by damning evidence of medical and pharmaceutical misconduct, the tormented former IRA hit man plots revenge against those he deems responsible, including a government that doesn’t seem to care.

Kelly’s quest brings him face-to-face with an alcoholic physician, an altruistic scientist and a corrupt government minister – but not before the love of a stunningly beautiful but crippled Countess makes him question his motives. He meets Countess Magda von Esterhazy at a meeting of a self-help group for victims of the uniquely painful iatrogenic (doctor-caused) disease that struck down his wife. Magda awakens feelings that he thought he had lost forever.

Meanwhile, one of Kelly’s targets, scientist Jonathan Tring, finds himself embroiled in the Machiavellian machinations of his boss, the gruff and corrupt owner of a pharmaceutical company, and his boss’s young wife, a stunning blonde Texan. In all the mayhem, Tring, too, finds love – and desperately wants to live to enjoy it.

Cry of the Needle is a searing tale of love and vengeance; revenge that is a dish best served Irish.


It is definitely a very intense narration, with much intrigue and passion. The author’s deep feelings for and identification with everyday human struggle are beautifully portrayed in many of the characters. His depth of knowledge, critical observation of the current politics and understanding of cultural nuances come out vibrantly. Spiced with romance, humour and adventure, and a sensitive and humane handling of the subject matter throughout, it was a wonderful read and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Dr Ram Anand (Bagalore, India).

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2 thoughts on “Cry of the Needle

  1. I have spinal adhesive arachnoiditis caused by spinal anesthesia. I am currently an advocate for prevention of this condition.
    You can view my art work and action goals regarding this experience at and at SheilaLynnK Art Studio on facebook. My arachnoiditis story and public service warning is also available on you tube. I am interested in reading Cry Of The Needle. Please contact me to let me know how I can obtain a copy of that publication. Thank you.

    • I, too, as you know suffer from this cruel disease, albeit from the injection of Pantopaque in a myelogram. All you have to do to order any or all of my books is click on the icons of them on the home page. This will take you directly to some flags. Click on the flag of your country and it will take you to amazon. You can always download the Kindle apps for iPad, android or PC. Just click on that app link too. Please pass any review by me, because some people put spoilers unwittingly into their reviews.

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