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Final Diagnosis: Thrilling Novel that Teaches Medicine

Help us publish a thrilling, action-packed novel that also contains real-life medical science

Final Diagnosis: Thrilling Novel that Teaches Medicine

Help us publish a thrilling, action-packed novel that also contains real-life medical science

$2,973
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Last updated November 15, 2019

About

J. T. Madicus knows first hand that studying medicine is tough. After experiencing med school on three different continents, he realized that something was missing: The joy!

Doctors save lives, and the world does not have enough of them. And yet the statistics are grim - one in three medical students experiences symptoms of depression at some point in their studies. 

So J. T. Madicus went on a mission to put the fun back into medical education. He helped create QUPI, the world's largest medical question bank, a popular study app used by med students from Mumbai to Manchester, and he launched the Future Doc House YouTube channel where his entertaining medical lectures have received thousands of views. Now, he's working on the biggest project of his mission so far, and he needs YOUR help.

Final Diagnosis: No Second Chances is a thriller novel that also teaches you medicine. Embedded within the captivating plot are real-life medical scenarios where you can watch the heroes analyse, diagnose and treat patients. The characters and the plot are fiction, but the medical cases are real. You'll be learning medicine, but it won't feel like any kind of study that you've done before!

We need your help to get this novel published and into as many hands as possible. Med students and anyone with a passion for medicine and mystery need to read this book because it proves that studying never has to be boring again!

We gave a few select reviewers access to the manuscript so they could give us feedback. Here's what they're saying so far...

Even though the book is only just be released now and is available as part of this Kick-starter campaign only, the concept, characters, and plot have received worldwide attention. J. T. Madicus was recently in Poznan, Poland, working with an all-star cast and crew to produce the film version of this novel. 

Local media actually went a bit crazy...

“American Thriller No Second Chances Created in Poznan, Poland”

[Read more on Glos in Polish]

“Pilot of New Series Created in Poznan Club”

[Read more on Freshmag in Polish]

“Polish Actor from Game of Thrones Joins Another Production”

[Read more on Wprost in Polish>>]

“Pole from Game of Thrones Takes on Another International Project”

[Read more on Gazeta in Polish]

“American Thriller is Being Created in Poznan”
[Read more on Codzienny in Polish]

“Are they Making a Netflix Series in Poznań? English Language Production in Creation”

[Read more on WTK in Polish]

“Is a New Netflix Series in Creation in Poznan?”

[Read more on Miasto in Polish]

“West-Pomeranian Actress to Appear in American Production”

[Read more on Onet in Polish]

“Graduate of a Szczecin High School to Appear in American Film”

[Read more on Wszczecinie in Polish]

“A New Netflix Series Shot in Poznan? Meet the Poles in the Cast”

[Read more on WP in Polish]

Installment one is already in post-production!  The film will be awesome, but that's still some months away. However, the book that started it all is available now, complete with medical insight, surprising plot twists and life or death scenarios. And you can get it right now, right here!

"Studying medicine shouldn't be boring. I created this book to show how solving life or death puzzles using medical knowledge can be just as compelling as a Netflix special!" - J. T Madicus

Let's take a sneak peek at the plot...

It’s no wonder they need Tseng alive. His medical skills are without a match. With just a glance, he can deduce things about a person they barely even know about themselves. But his enemies are relentless. And his personality… well. If the bullets don’t do the job, the pills probably will.

Far from home, Tseng and his sidekicks of troubled yet talented doctors must solve complex medical mysteries, all the while staying one step ahead of the dark forces that want them dead. Tseng’s past may, however, be the greatest riddle of all.

Like other novels, this book is designed to entertain.

Unlike other thrillers, it's also designed to educate.

Created by J. T. Madicus, the man behind the popular Future Doc House YouTube channel, No Second Chances embeds medical puzzles within a high-intensity narrative that will hook you from the start.

No Second Chances is professionally illustrated by Polish visual artist Gabriel Rodak, whose work has been exhibited in Madrid, Castellon, Padrajas, Lake Como and Florence!

Each chapter begins with a high-quality drawing rich in symbolism designed to hook you in. Here's a sneak peek (we can't show you too many as they contain spoilers!)

Chess - an illustration from the novel
Chess - an illustration from the novel

Written with medical students in mind, this book isn't just for aspiring doctors: Anyone who enjoys mystery, suspense and a good old fashioned tale of intrigue and deception will enjoy this epic adventure!

Join us and claim your copy of No Second Chances today - just choose your reward package to get started.

  • Shipping rates are $5 to the United States and the EU (yep, that's still you Britain) and $7 elsewhere - that's as low as we could really get it at this stage of publishing
  • The book will professionally published in paperback format, with high-quality reproductions of the illustrations by established artist Gabriel Rodak
  • The images above are digital representations only - the actual book will look different when it is printed after a successful campaign!
  • eBook copies will be in .mobi format for Kindle, .ePub format for Apple users, and .PDF for everyone else
  • Physical copies are professionally printed paperbacks with full-color illustrations - they will ship from the United States and European Union but are available worldwide

Risks and challenges

We have an international team dedicated to making this project a success because we think that putting the fun back into medical education will make the world a better place! The book is already written, professionally edited, designed and typeset. We have sounded out printers and evaluated the costs. All we need is YOU. That said, publishing is, of course, a risky industry and there are no guarantees that this project will be the success we are hoping for - we decided to shoot for the stars and "go big or go home," which is why we really need your support to make it happen. Estimated delivery dates are mentioned on all rewards, of course we hope to beat these deadlines and probably will, but we'd rather over deliver and under promise than the other way around!

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