IN FOCUS WITH A.TURK
In writing First Do No Harm, A. Turk relied upon three focus groups to further develop his characters and the plot. These individuals are identitfied in the book's Acknowledgment . Here are some of their comments after completing the process and reading the final product.
"This fiction book written by A. Turk was very hard to put down once you start this suspense filled book.It is very thought provoking. Once you start this book you never want it to end. This book allowed you to step into the writers shoes and question what you would do and how brave he was to continue to seek out the truth. He appears to be a good man but willing to lose it all,family included to find out the truth.This book is a thriller and very hard to put down. I look forward to the second book." -Anita Dowdle
"You will race through First Do No Harm in search of justice in an absolutely fascinating and terrifying case of medical malpractice. The story pulls back the curtain on a rare and dark case of greed, incompetence and cover-up. This is a most exciting read and provides each of us with great insight into the right questions to be asked before undergoing any elective procedure." -Denise Alper
"Move over John Grisham, there's a commanding new voice in courtroom fiction. Debuting author, Alan Turk, Esquire, brings to life his central character, Benjamin Davis, in a way that will captivate readers and keep them hooked and hungry for future adventures. Knowing that the storyline is actually based on Turk’s real life legal experiences adds power and grit to First Do No Harm. Readers will be holding their breaths and turning pages while Davis navigates the complexity and interplay of human natures. This ultimately is a story about one man’s unshakeable resolve to do the right thing in the face of greed, deceit, intimidation, danger, death, and the power of the legal system." -Janina Tiner
“Turk is a real lawyer who handled many cases where the facts were complex, the stakes high and the outcome was often determined in a courtroom. Turk worked under intense pressure in situations where clients on both sides have little or no control of the system. Some have nothing to lose while others fear they will lose everything. These conditions are fertile ground for desperate behavior, strange twists, and unpredictable outcomes. Drawing from his experience Turk has woven a masterful story of a lawyer’s struggle for justice for his clients and for his own survival in the real world.” -Charles Patrick Flynn
"This is a fascinating story of an everyday lawyer, Davis, who finds himself thrown into an unusual, complicated case infected with cover ups, lies – and eventually death. It’s what he does that changes our view of him. From the first chapter, I was impressed by his no-nonsense confidence in the face of real danger. I HAD to keep reading. The legal twists are unpredictable and the details exquisite. The characters are entertaining and real. I truly enjoyed First Do No Harm." -Paula Milam