The Unit by Tony Malone,Anthony John Malone Summary
Can the motive for an action be good enough or spiritual enough to justify its pursuit even if to do so is blatantly illegal and dangerous? THE UNIT answers this question with a "Yes." The novel tells the intriguing, unusual and often times, paradoxically humorous, story of how and why a mysterious man, named only "Lou," along with twelve equally mysterious assistants, forcibly commandeers the local hospital's intensive care unit and holds hostage all of its critically ill patients. Important moral, ethical, and spiritual issues are addressed in the ensuing hostage crisis as Doctor Danny Santore, forensic/investigative radiologist along with a host of accompanying law enforcement officials struggle to regain control of The Unit from the "mad man" Lou and his small occupying army.