AN ARMADALE doctor believes he has written the world’s very first bioethical thriller. Professor and physician Paul Komesaroff ’s latest book, Riding a Crocodile: A Physician’s Tale, explores the issues and ethics of life and death.
Prof Komesaroff said the book goes behind the scenes at a hospital and follows a physician
who becomes aware of disturbing changes taking place in the hospital.
“It explores the daily life of a practising doctor as he encounters a range of different problems that come up with his patients, his personal life and the hospital.
“It’s written as a detective story and a thriller. It’s the first bioethical thriller.”
Prof Komesaroff works at Monash University and is also director of the Centre for Ethics in
Medicine and Society.
Riding a Crocodile is his 14th book, but his first work of fiction. It is available from bookshops