The Alternate Plan

Cover image for

Download


Author: Gerry Maddren
Published: 1958
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,008 / 16 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.1
LoC Category: PZ
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 3,494
Added to site: 2008.03.10
mnybks.net#: 20279
Origin: gutenberg.org

The operation was a very serious one and Bart Neely was willing to put himself into Dr. Morton's hands. But if things turned out badly, Bart was going to teach them a lesson. He was going to refuse to die.

Show Excerpt

voice was becoming weaker. "In my field I've seen a lot of crazy reactions to loss of basic ability. Personality reversals brought about by loss of hearing, impotency, or even the inability to bear a child." He stroked the back of her hand with his finger. "Bart Neely without a voice-box might be a stranger. I'm not sure you'd like him. I don't think I'd even like him."

An intern backed into the room followed by a gurney. Bart shot a look at Vi. "This is plan A."

Vi's eyebrows arched in a question.

"Exploration and ..." he paused; the nurse tucked a dark gray blanket all around him. He raised his thin white hand and crossed two fingers ... "and we hope, a negative biopsy."

* * * * *

There was no pain. Whatever the anesthetist had worked out was doing nicely. The overhead light, however, was giving him a headache and the operating room was damned cold. Jonas and Holsclaw weren't talking much, and what they did say wasn't loud enough for Bart to get. He studied their faces. "I'll know by their faces," he assured himself, "and if it's widespread malignancy I'll proceed with plan B."

Reviews

Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****
2014.07.26
Paulo Respighi
***..

A story that asks a lot of the reader. You need to believe in a soul (non-denominational), the conscious control of the soul, that there's some place it can go, and that there are other soul-beings out there.

You don't need to invest a lot of time in the story, but it may use up all your credulity.

2010.10.19
Dick Thornton
****.

A very good story, I thought. Well written and interesting.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Alternate Plan by Gerry Maddren - Free eBook

Valkyrie's Vengeance

Loki's Wolves Book 0
Melissa Snark

Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more

Cover image for The Alternate Plan by Gerry Maddren - Free eBook

The Titan Drowns: Time Travel Romance

New Atlantis Time Travel Romance Book 6
Nhys Glover

2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER

"Heroism and... Read more

Cover image for The Alternate Plan by Gerry Maddren - Free eBook

Helga: Out of Hedgelands

Wood Cow Chronicles Book 1
Rick Johnson

VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more

Cover image for The Alternate Plan by Gerry Maddren - Free eBook

Chausiku

Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Pamela E. Cash

There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more

Cover image for The Alternate Plan by Gerry Maddren - Free eBook

Mademoiselle At Arms

A Georgian Romance
Elizabeth Bailey

Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more

Cover image for The Alternate Plan by Gerry Maddren - Free eBook

The Tales of Tim Hurtletuta - New Beginnings

Tales of Tim Hurtletuta Series, Book 1
Matthew James Wilkins

"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more

Cover image for The Alternate Plan by Gerry Maddren - Free eBook

After the Cure

Deirdre Gould

Eight years ago the December Plague swept throu... Read more

Cover image for The Alternate Plan by Gerry Maddren - Free eBook

The Unveiling

Book One (Age of Faith 1)
Tamara Leigh

12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more

Cover image for The Alternate Plan by Gerry Maddren - Free eBook

Healing Her Heart

Crystal Lake Series Book 1
Laura Scott

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more

Cover image for The Alternate Plan by Gerry Maddren - Free eBook

Never A Choice

The Choices Trilogy #1
Dee Palmer

Bethany Thorne has secrets and she’s told a few... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
The Call of Cthulhu
by H. P. Lovecraft
''Fin Tireur''
by Robert Smythe Hichens
The Machine Stops
by E.M. Forster
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Eve's Diary
by Mark Twain
Skin Game
by Charles E. Fritch
A Martian Odyssey
by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum

See more popular titles from this genre.