Pirates, Scoundrels, and Kings

Even for a Monday, Christopher’s day is full of frustration. There was the school bus ride through the mud, followed by a huge argument with his two brothers. He would do anything to escape, just for a little while—a wish that he soon finds granted. A chance encounter with a...

Sweet Amber: A Lee W. Hickok Novel

It is New Year’s Eve at University of Texas Medical Branch as Dr. Lee W. Hickok locks his office door, plops in his leather chair, and pours two fingers of Jim Beam over one finger of ice. A short time later, Dr. Hickok is awakened by his pager defiantly vibrating,...

The Plumber: A Lee W. Hickok Novel

In The Plumber, Lee W. Hickok, MD, an alcoholic urologist, is faced with case after case of patients from the skid row of Galveston, Texas, who have had one or both kidneys removed by a surgeon who calls himself the Plumber. These victims are from the dregs of society and...

Texting to Heaven

The title of this book was originally called “Journaling with God”. It seemed a good title to me, but one morning in a quiet office, also called the restroom, I heard the words, “Texting to Heaven.” ‘Texting to Heaven? How’s that, Lord?’ I asked. His voice was clear, unexpected and...

606 University: A Lee W. Hickok Novel

"When a tormented scream arouses an intoxicated Lee W. Hickok from his unconscious state, he wonders if he has died. After the alcoholic urologist pulls himself upright inside an old fraternity house, he gazes across the empty party room and notices the balcony door is open. As he shakily crawls...

Luger Rounds

Luger rounds; the expression implies ending the life of a patient whose illness requires an overwhelming effort to maintain, while being too sick to survive.

Is it an ominous coincidence when Dr. Phillip Thomas moves from the chief residency to being a patient in the ICU? Here he is left...

William Lynes, MD

William Lynes, MD (1953-present) is the author of the medical mystery, 606 University and Sweet Amber, the hospital mystery Luger Rounds and the fantasy/adventure novel Pirates, Scoundrels, and Kings. He is a Stanford University trained, Board Certified, retired Urologist/physician. He suffered two life threatening medical events inspiring his book, Luger Rounds. Dr. Lynes lives with his wife Patrice in Temecula California. He has three grown children.

Temecula Wine Country

Vineyards flourish in Temecula because of the ideal climate. The name Temecula is taken from Luiseno words that mean "where the sun and earth were created." At an altitude of 1,500 feet, the filtered sunlight and an ocean breeze that drifts through a gap in the mountains coax the decomposed...

Temecula

In the far southwest corner of Riverside County, a center of commerce grew in the 19th century near the junction of the Temecula and Murrieta Creeks. A stop along the Southern Emigrant Trail and Butterfield Stage route brought a few travelers to Temecula who liked the place and stayed. A...

James Liddell Phillips, D.D., M.D.

The story of James L. Phillips begins the his birth in India in 1840 and continues to the Phillips Memorial Baptist Church in Cranston, Rhode Island today. The influential James L. Phillips left a legacy that will warm the reader’s heart long after closing the cover of this volume. This...