Doc Brady became an orthopedic surgeon to avoid being surrounded by death. But now it’s everywhere around him.

One spring day in 1994 Houston, Dr. Jim Bob Brady witnesses his neighbor’s ten-year-old son killed by a hit-and-run driver. An accident, or an act of murder? After the death, Brady enlists the help of his twenty-year-old son J. J. and his wife Mary Louise in chasing down clues that take them deeper and deeper into a Houston he never imagined existed. In the process, they discover a macabre conspiracy stretching from the ivory towers of the largest teaching hospital in Texas, to the upper reaches of Houston’s legal community, to the shores of Galveston.

Doc Brady soon realizes that the old adage remains true: The love of money is the root of all evil.  (Summary via Goodreads)


How far will one go to hide secrets ?  How low will someone go for money ?

In Act of Murder by John Bishop MD readers will see how far a person will go to keep a secret and also how low they will go for money.

In Act of Murder readers are introduced to Doctor Jim Bob Brady and his lovely wife Mary Louise.  Dr. Brady is an orthopedic surgeon who is in his back yard when he hears tires screeching on the street in front of his house.  As he runs to see what happened, all he can think about is that he hopes it isn’t his wife.  Sadly it is the 10-year old boy of their neighbors.  He was rollerblading and was the victim of a hit and run.  Things do not sit well for Dr. Brady and when he is asked to look at the body of another young boy who just died, he cannot help but notice that the two boys could not only have been brothers but they could have been twins.

Dr. Brady cannot let things go between the accident and the boy he sees in the autopsy lab and when the detective investigating the hit and run accident asks him to look into a few things, he goes into it head first.  The things he uncovers blow his mind but he has trouble connecting everything together and the more he thinks about it, the more he cannot believe what he is actually finding out.

John Bishop MD will blow readers minds when they open up Act of Murder.  Readers will be drawn into the story and the case that Dr. Brady gets in the middle of.  You will not want to put this book down.  Act of Murder will take control of readers attention and minds and they will be powerless to stop reading……they will have to see things through…..just like Dr. Brady does.

I loved reading this book and look forward to getting lost in the second book in this series, Act of Deception.


Review by Missi M.







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