Author Interview ~ R. Arundel @TheFaceTranspla
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Which mythological creature are you most like?
None, but I’d like to be Medusa, her gaze can turn anyone into stone. There are times when I would like to have this ability.
What are four things you can’t live without?
Lemon flavored Sparkling water.
A good pair of comfortable shoes.
What is your favorite television show?
Game of thrones. I’m always a season behind so I try to ignore what people are saying about the current season.
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The Face Transplant
by R. Arundel
Dr. Matthew MacAulay is a Facial Transplant Surgeon at a prestigious New York hospital. His friend and mentor, Tom Grabowski, dies under mysterious circumstances. Matthew is forced to investigate. He uncovers his friend’s secret. A new technique that allows perfect facial transplants. No incisions, no scars. The surgeon is able to transplant one person’s face to another with the perfect result. Tom was able to accomplish this monumental feat with the help of Alice, a supercomputer robot with almost human abilities. While trying to find the people responsible for murdering his friend Tom, Matthew realizes he is the prime suspect. Matthew must flee for his life with the help of Dr. Sarah Larsson, a colleague and reluctant helper who has a secret of her own. Alice helps them make sense of a baffling series of seemingly unrelated events. Matthew is forced to undergo a facial transplant to hide his identity and help to uncover the truth. The clues carry Matthew and Sarah around the world. Matthew stumbles onto a sinister plot of monumental proportions, the real reason Tom was murdered. This discovery leads Matthew all the way to The White House with a dramatic conclusion. Matthew never wavers in his quest for the truth and perseveres against all the odds. He must race to stop a major catastrophe, ratcheting up the excitement until the thrilling conclusion. The Face Transplant is a powerful medical suspense thriller of the first order. The novel was written by a surgeon. The novel has a realism that only a surgeon can bring. The plot weaves politics, medicine and espionage into a tightly paced, intelligent thriller. The novel crescendos page by page to a totally unexpected conclusion.
Matthew and Sarah discussing relationships
Sarah, “Well, Sherlock Holmes, you’re right, there is no one.”
“Why?” says Matthew.
Sarah, “I’m at an in between stage in my life I think, there’s only room for me.”
Sarah, “You never wanted kids, a family?”
Matthew, “Right after med school I thought that is what I wanted. I thought it would happen. The kids, the white picket fence.”
Matthew, “I think you were right that night, I put too much ahead of it, and it just passed. If you wait long enough, it will pass.”
“Kinda like heartburn.”
Matthew laughing, “Kinda.”
“You never got close?” says Sarah.
“I did, I did.”
Matthew, “I took her for granted, I let her slip away.”
“She broke it off?”
“No, I ended it?”
Matthew, “No good reason…. Truth is, I got scared. Imagine, the great surgeon scared to live life.”
Sarah, “Sometimes I think life is like a series of windows, the windows close and if you are on the outside you just get to look in. One window closes you look in for a while then you realize it is closed. The another window opens and you go through that window. If you over think it, take too much time, or don’t take time to notice it’s open, then it closes.”
“Truth is you pegged me right from the start. I’m not good at relationships,” Matthew looks directly at Sarah.
Sarah, “I never said that.”
“You didn’t have to.”
“One last question?” says Sarah adjusting the base layer of her shirt.
Matthew, “Anything, if it’s the last question
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Robert was born in London, United Kingdom. His early formative years were spent in Toronto Canada. Robert attended the University of Toronto Medical School. After obtaining his Doctor of Medicine degree he completed surgical training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto and obtained certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Robert Mounsey practices surgery in private practice in Toronto.
R. Arundel studied Film Studies at Ryerson University, after this he began writing screenplays and novels. The Face Transplant is his debut novel.
R. Arundel is married and lives in Toronto, Canada. When not writing or practicing surgery Robert can be found cycling.