The Surgeon's Wife
by William H. Coles
Mike Boudreaux, as a trauma surgeon Chief of Service, must discipline an impaired surgeon performing unnecessary and dangerous surgery for the obese. He is Boudreaux's former teacher and mentor, and Boudreaux falls in love with his young, beautiful, New-Orleans-socially-prominent wife.
Short-list finalist in the 2010 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.