2015 Liebhard, Wayne D. THE VORTEX EFFECT


Liebhard, Wayne D. THE VORTEX EFFECT. North Loop Books 322 First Avenue N, 5th floor Minneapolis, MN 55401 612.455.2294. Copyright © 2015. http://www.wayneliebhard.com ISBN-13: 978-1-63413-488-0 LCCN: 2015917081 Cover Design by Alan Pranke Typeset by B. Cook Printed in the United States of America


The Vortex Effect is intelligent, compelling, and fun. Laced with the keen observations of a first-rate physician, the irreverence of a life-long musician, and the musings of a serious wonk, Vortex takes aim at almost all of contemporary America’s sacred cows, with humor, passion and suspense. – Elinor Burkett—Oscar winner and New York Times best-selling author

Dr. Wayne Liebhard has seen the best and the worst of American medicine, music and politics. And he’d like to see a few things changed! Thank goodness he’s created Derek Mann to share his ideas with us. Equal parts drama, social commentary, and metaphysical exploration, Mann’s story, at heart, is every person’s search for happiness and meaning in a society that wants to paint us all the same shade of gray. This book is bound to stimulate conversations long after readers have put it down. Bravo! –Dr. Ann Korbel—Editor

The Vortex Effect is a riveting adventure. It grabs your attention and sucks you into a remarkable twisting, turning suspense tale, while simultaneously forcing you to question the boundaries of your own existence. Wayne Liebhard’s protagonist, Dr. Derek Mann, is the perfect conduit for the trip, and this ride will leave you permanently changed. I especially enjoyed the music theme that runs through the book. One gets the feeling that Dr. Mann would rather be on stage playing his guitar than in the ER. – Jim Donna of The Castaways— Co-author of Liar, Liar. Member Minnesota Rock & Country Hall of Fame

If you find it hard to believe the doctor you’ve come to enjoy, and think you know, is much more than a white coat learning digital record keeping, then you must read The Vortex Effect. If you’ve worked every day with a doctor who has an extraordinary affection for his undergrad alma mater, and will do great rock ‘n’ roll after just two beers, then get ready for a real ER doc having a mind-altering experience in Wayne Liebhard’s The Vortex Effect. – Dave Durenberger U.S. Senator (R-MN) 1978-95 St. John’s University ‘55

Dr. Wayne Liebhard’s most recent novel, The Vortex Effect, is a fascinating combination of a strange internal experience combined with a unique mystery. Dr. Liebhard is a respected physician who shows great perception about what ails health care in 2015. This is a well written novel that rivets one’s attention and is very hard to put down. – Thomas A. Stolee, M.D.—past president, Minnesota Medical Association.