Dr. David Sklar: Moonstone Hero



Award-winning author Dr. David Sklar discusses new novel “Moonstone Hero,” a gripping survivalist story about just how far you’d be willing to go to save the life of a stranger. Watch here in the YouTube player or download the podcast on PodBean.



What do you owe to someone whose life you’ve saved? What does that person owe you? In the early 1980s, an international group of tourists find themselves intimately connected to one another as they attempt to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro. After several miles of progress, the expedition suddenly becomes derailed when one of the climbers becomes gravely ill. Struggling with the effects of high altitude and freezing wind and snow, the climbers must confront their fears and personal limitations as well as their responsibilities to a sick stranger.

After a young medical student struggles over a mountain pass, determined to keep this man alive, he must soon grapple with the aftermath of his actions. Romantic feelings crop up where they shouldn’t, and he worries that he may cross a line, betraying the man he saved, and possibly his own integrity.

An exploration of the uncertain balance between duty and heroism, “Moonstone Hero,” is in part an ode to medical professionals and their willingness to risk their lives to save others. Written by a renowned medical doctor in gripping prose, this thrilling adventure novel is a timely (and timeless) take on what we owe to each other.

“Moonstone Hero” is out now through Out now through Volcano Cannon Press.

David Sklar, MD is the author of “La Clinica,” a memoir of his experience as a volunteer in a rural Mexican clinic and “Atlas of Men,” an award-winning novel about a secret research project. He is an emergency physician, professor at Arizona State University and medical researcher who has authored or co-authored more than 200 articles about medical education, emergency health care, and global health. He is former editor-in-chief of Academic Medicine, the leading medical education journal in the US. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona. To learn more about his life and work, visit www.davidpsklar.com






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