Rudy is best known as a medical device and biotechnology entrepreneur, inventor, and angel investor, with a history of starting new technology ventures throughout the U.S. and Europe. He’s been privileged to have the opportunity to see the newest innovations in healthcare and work with some of the most brilliant researchers, scientists and physicians in the industry.
Authoring more than 50 patents, he has helped pioneer new companies involved in cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, ophthalmology and even embryonic stem-cell development. Through these efforts, he has become the recipient of many technology and business awards, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Healthcare and the Businessman of the Year Award.
Combining these experiences and opportunities, with thousands of hours of travel and long evenings in hotel rooms, he found the initiative to start writing a collection of medical thrillers based on true events, known as The EQUITY Series. The first book of which is entitled “EQUITY of EVIL” (released March 5, 2012), and the second entitled “EQUITY of FEAR” (released March 25, 2013).
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Q: Tell us why readers should buy EQUITY of FEAR.
A: EQUITY of FEAR is the second novel in The EQUITY Series, following the award-winning thriller, EQUITY of EVIL. These bold, controversial thrillers combine both business and medical science based on true events and/or current technologies under development. They not only inform the reader about life-changing innovations that could positively effect each one of us, but also reveal the dark and often frightening aspects of these technologies that can be manipulated to control our minds and souls. Society needs to prepare for how to best deal with such new innovations.
Q: What makes a good medical thriller?
A: I believe that the readers of medical thrillers are sophisticated readers who are looking for more than the conventional storyline found in mystery or suspense novels. Medical thrillers are designed to incorporate medical science and technologies that could impact everyone, unlike the mystery novel where the reader is an observer, along for the ride. A good medical thriller triggers the reader to think “this could happen to me”!
Q: What is a regular writing day like for you?
A: I usually write when I find the opportunity, which is most likely on a long trans-Atlantic or trans-Pacific flight, or during long evenings in my hotel room. I tend to start writing “scenes” according to the story that’s running non-stop in my head, and then stop when I need to dedicate the appropriate time to researching a topic, place, or clinical application.
Q: What do you find most rewarding about being an author?
A: It’s a rewarding platform for me to talk about the new innovations that I see around the world without divulging specific confidential information. It also allows me to openly explore the “why-nots” and “what-ifs” that often creep into my mind. It is then most rewarding when others find the results of such efforts informative and entertaining!
Q: What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever received that you’d like to pass to other authors?
A: I seem to get more advice regarding publishing and promoting, than I do writing, but the best advice I’ve ever received was to “write what you know”. This seems intuitive for non-fiction, but I found it to hold true for fiction writing as well. When you call on life experiences and knowledge, it’s much easier to craft those challenging scenes and to instil more realism.
About the book
Researchers and scientists in the U.S., Russia and Japan compete in a new technological race to control memories, fear, and pain in the minds of the world’s populace. At first the race is rooted in purely scientific ambitions, such as that of space travel or in the era of industrial revolution, but it evolves into something much more sinister.
Here is yet another dark world where scientists experiment on orphaned children rather than rhesus monkeys, where torture and pain become just another set of data points and lives are discarded for the sake of owning the ability to control how man perceives and processes fear.