Hybrid, Ironman and Neurosurgery

Welcome to my website where I have the opportunity to wax on about long course triathlons, pass on more than 20 years of neurosurgical experiences, and to introduce my debut novel:Hybrid. Below is a synopsis, and the links tab will take you to the Ironman and Neurosurgery pages. Feel free to leave a comment or contact me.



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Seven years earlier, Amanda Flynn returns from a rescue mission to Central America carrying a miracle, and a curse. She is the sole survivor of a terrifying outbreak of a mysterious new virus: EDH1. Most of its victims die a gruesome, agonizing death. Others are reduced to violent savages. But a precious few, like Amanda, survive. They survive…and change.

Amanda’s homecoming is to a cold, sterile hospital room, where for three months scientists become increasingly irritated with their inability to identify her unique resistance to this new virus. As their frustration grows, Amanda slowly evolves into something new. At first she believes that grief and isolation have driven her mad, but in time realizes that the voices in her mind are the thoughts, emotions and desires of those around her. After her three month quarantine is broken a new Amanda is released. Confident and convinced of her own infallibility, she succumbs to the seductive nature of unrestrained power, with murderous consequences. Confronted by her family and faced with the darkness that the change has awoken within her, Amanda isolates herself from society.

Seven years later, against a backdrop of a new flu outbreak, an epidemic of violence threatens a peaceful Colorado town. Amanda begins to fear that a mutated strain of EDH1 has arrived in America, as she senses the mind of another: Klaus Reisch, the original survivor of EDH1. A man of menace: tall, amoral, relentless, his mission is more global than his employers, who wish only to infect the United States. With all of Amanda’s abilities Reisch envisions the end of human society and the dawn of a new order of the evolved.

As Amanda’s worst fears are realized, others around her are swept into the same maelstrom. A coroner whose strict regimen barely controls his obsessive-compulsive autism, a priest whose faith is shaken by the cancer that ravaged his sister – against their will, they evolve. Suppressed desires and emotions become manifested as their minds grow stronger and their control grows weaker.

A reluctant Amanda reconnects with the society that would reject her if they knew her true nature in an effort to save it from a man who would destroy it.

Hybrid was featured in the April edition of The Big Thrill.

See what the Reviewers are saying about Hybrid:

“I thoroughly loved reading Hybrid by Dr. Brian O' Grady! This well written suspenseful thrilling novel will keep you on your toes waiting for what happens next. Move over Michael Chrichton there is another medical thriller novelist on the block!” – Gather

“This book is both exciting and suspenseful. It is the type of book that keeps you on the edge of your seat and makes you want to keep reading from the beginning to the end.” – Dad of Divas

“From the first page, I was hooked and could NOT put it down until the ending forced me too…. Hybrid is AWESOME! Any fiction you read this year has to include this mind-blowing book from Brian O’Grady.” – True Crime Book Reviews

“If you enjoy a thought provoking, very intelligent medical/psychological thriller you may like to give Hybrid a try.” –Book Lovers Inc

“I think this is a great suspense/thriller type of novel and kept me on my toes…. I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys suspense.” – Happily Blended

“This book is absolutely fantastic…. You do not want to miss this book. Make room on your book shelf, your night stand, your coffee table or your Kindle... and get this book! It's worth every penny spent and every second of your time.” – Outnumbered 3 to 1

“Oooooh, wild and crazy book. Very thought provoking. Scary.” – Broken Teepee

“Hybrid is a slick, tight thriller which when you step back and think about it, is scarily possible. I couldn't put this book down… If you like Michael Crichton or Dean Koontz, this is the book for you!” – The Bibliophilic Book Blog

Hybrid is published by Fiction Studio Books and I strongly urge you to visit their website and browse the rest of their library. Fiction Studios was conceived and developed by Lou Aronica New York Times bestselling author and former publisher for Avon and Bantam Books.

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