Judith Lucci writes about what she knows…..Hospitals, Patients, Nurses, Physicians and Health Care. She adds mystery, bad guys, suspense and along with well developed plots, vivid descriptions and memorable characters, produces medical thrillers that few readers can put down. Dr. Lucci is the author of the Alexandra Destephano Series, a group of medical thrillers that offer fans an escape into the busy medical world of a fictitious world-class hospital in New Orleans where image is king and money is the bottom line. The main characters are Alexandra Destephano, a nurse attorney who is legal counsel for Crescent City Medical Center(CCMC) and Jack Francoise, a dedicated, gnarly, unyielding NOPD Commander who covers the 8th Precinct and the French Quarter, where in the deepest, sleazy and sordid areas, copious crime occurs. Add in dashing surgeon Robert Bonnet, Alex’s ex-husband and psychiatrist Monique Desmonde, her best friend and the cast is complete. Crescent City Medical is intent on offering the best care in the world but is constantly challenged by competition, health care reform, incompetent management, psychopaths, murder and viral disease outbreaks not to mention bad guys intent of doing the hospital harm. Chaos at Crescent City Medical Center, The Imposter, Viral Intent and Toxic New Year (release date Winter 2015) are a fast-paced, riveting medical thrillers that offer readers believable drama, and memorable characters that allow them to escape into the complex, often mysterious world of health care.
Watch for Dr. Lucci’s new series, Michaela McPherson, Private Eye, a new series featuring a retired Richmond homicide detective who really isn’t “retired” at all. First release, Summer of 2015.
Judith Townsend Rocchiccioli is from Virginian and holds graduate and doctoral degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia. She has been a practicing clinical nurse for over 25 years and is currently a professor of Nursing at James Madison University. She is the author of numerous academic and health-related articles and documents. Her novels are based on her clinical experiences, very active imagination and experiences living in New Orleans and Virginia. When not teaching or writing, Judith is an avid silk painter and multi-media artist. She lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her family and six dogs.