ALEX SEACOURT

 
Full Name: Alex Seacourt
Nationality: American
Organization: -
Occupation Other - Doctor

Creator: Robert Davis
Time Span: 1997 - 1998
ABOUT THE SERIES

       Alex Seacourt is a doctor of internal medicine.
       He is also a man who has the unfortunate habit of being in the wrong place at the worst of times, creating the adventures depicted in the three-book series.
       Growing up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and attending university and medical school in that state, , Seacourt did his internship at a hospital in Las Vegas before being offered a position at a major facility in Salt Lake City. Loving skiing as much as he did, he was thrilled and happy. It is there he is working, at the beginning of the series.
       Seacourt, now in his late 30’s, would never have imagined the kind of adventures he would soon have, thinking of himself as a very competent doctor and a man with an enjoyable but hardly exciting life. He was single and pleased with it. He was quite successful in his field of Internal Medicine and had no desire to live anywhere else or do anything else. “Mild-mannered” was the expression that came to mind when speaking about Seacourt and it fit as he was of normal height and weight, no special physical ability, a naturally calm and sedate demeanor, and not at all wanting to be anyway else.
       It was an accident that got him involved in the first case but, as the series progresses, his reputation increases and so do his options and he finds himself in more of an international role while not giving up his day job.
       The adventures he gets involved with naturally are connected to his expertise, namely internal medicine, and range from major radiation poisoning to viral infections of an epidemic nature.

BOOKS

Number of Books:3
First Appearance:1997
Last Appearance:1998

1 The Plutonium Murders The Plutonium Murders
Written by Robert Davis
Copyright: 1997

Bumping into the man was an accident, as was causing his briefcase to spill. That accident, however, make Alex Seacourt the first target in a plot by renegade Russians to get revenge on both the new Russia and the United States through massive plutonium exposure.

2 The Doomsday Kiss The Doomsday Kiss
Written by Robert Davis
Copyright: 1998

Alex Seacourt was visiting an old friend when he just lucks into involvement in a crazy woman's plot to kill literally everyone with a deadly virus released into the atmosphere. Even as he tries to stop it, he has to ward off a group of rogue CIA agents and every cop in the state.

3 A Time To Die A Time To Die
Written by Robert Davis
Copyright: 1998

On a boat outing in Utah, Alex Seacourt comes upon the floating body of a woman but in keeping with his luck, he is the suspect. Then another person dies in a different manner and again Seacourt is suspected. Trying to clear his name takes him up against a major pharmaceutical company and a money-hungry plot.

MY COMMENTS

       I got mixed feelings when I read this series. On the one hand, the concept of a fish-out-of-water would be a natural one since the doctor was not a trained agent and thus should be perplexed by the things that happen around him but he seems a combination of slow, dense, and angry, all of which seem muddled.
       The plots by the bad guys are interesting and tailored for someone of Seacourt’s expertise. The writing is solid though not anything special. Seacourt’s transformation between normal doctor and man-of-action is quick but believable. I would have read more, even with all the science talk that was largely over my head.

GRADE

My Grade: C+

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