Authors on Stage: Mark Rubinstein
[November 2012]—If fast-paced, can’t-put-down thrillers are your favorite read don’t miss author Mark Rubinstein when he visits New Canaan Library on Wednesday, December 5. Rubinstein will talk about his recently released crime thriller, Mad Dog House. The event is co-sponsored by Elm Street Books and will take place at 12 noon in the Adrian Lamb room. Lunch will be served.
Roddy Dolan is happily married and living in the suburbs; a successful surgeon who has put his checkered past – one that almost landed him in jail at age 17 - safely behind him. Or so he thinks, until a chance opportunity to enter into a “vanity project” comes via his old friend and cohort, Danny Burns. When Danny convinces Roddy to become a silent partner in a Manhattan steakhouse Roddy does so with serious reservations. Danny, however, quickly succumbs to the glitz and glamour of the high-energy business. Before long events spin out of control and Mafia figures and Russian thugs are but two of the factors that drag Roddy, Danny and their families into a life they are not prepared for. The too, there is the past life and mistake that Roddy thought he had buried forever.
Mark Rubinstein is a physician, psychiatrist and assistant professor of psychiatry, and an author who writes mystery/thrillers about people involved in life or death struggles with forces beyond their control. In addition to his private psychiatry practice he has taught psychiatric residents, interns, psychologists, and social workers at New York Presbyterian Hospital and became a clinical assistant professor at Cornell University’s medical school. Prior to publishing fiction, Rubinstein coauthored five non-fiction medical books.