Whether Pro-Life or Pro-Choice, a discussion surrounding abortion is always gut-wrenching. Although the vast majority of people oppose the concept of abortion – most very adamantly – they tend to support the legality and the principle that women should have a choice about abortion. My debut novel, Equity of Evil, introduces a new means to provide enhanced abortion services to many whom otherwise would still resort to illegal or backroom procedures. (This proposed business model was a real Business Plan that was seeking investor capital… you can’t make this stuff up!)
In writing this story, I struggled with how best to deal with this delicate subject matter, and went to great efforts to be as neutral as possible on the moral and ethical issues surrounding it. I sincerely hope that supporters of either position (for or against) appreciate the reality of this difficult topic and that the readers of Equity of Evil find a temporary compromising balance between their views of right and wrong just long enough to enjoy the rollercoaster ride that this fictional thriller was meant to provide.
I’ve also had to ask myself if a theme such as abortion is too real for fiction! In researching the Library of Congress and various websites, there appears to be less than two dozen published novels that address the topic of abortion; the most popular perhaps being The Cider House Rules by John Irving and Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. However, it needs to simply be recognized that abortion is one of the most widely performed procedures throughout the world. The statistics are staggering, yet the topic is still taboo in many circles.
This novel goes on to openly describe the concept of preserving the miraculous elements of conception that are unwanted (then normally discarded) and cultivating them into multiple organs that provide hope and even an extension of life to hundreds of thousands of other people. The book’s characters all struggle with their involvement, either having been manipulated or openly recruited to support these activities, forcing each of them to make decisions that were never really within their control.
However, Equity of Evil also touches on the reality of capitalism, entrepreneurism, human greed, human trafficking, assassination, the black market for human organs, and yes… even about the love between a man and woman.
About Rudy A. Mazzocchi
Rudy is best known as a medical device and biotechnology entrepreneur, inventor, and angel investor, with a history of starting new technology ventures throughout the U.S. and Europe. He’s been privileged to have the opportunity to see the newest innovations in healthcare and work with some of the most brilliant researchers, scientists and physicians in the industry. Authoring more than 50 patents, he has helped pioneer new companies involved in cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, neurosurgery and even embryonic stem-cell development. Through these efforts, he has become the recipient of many technology and business awards, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Healthcare and the Businessman of the Year Award. Combining these experiences and opportunities, with thousands of hours of travel and long evenings in hotel rooms, he found the initiative to start writing a collection of medical thrillers based on true events, the first of which is entitled Equity of Evil.
Equity of Evil by Rudy A Mazzocchi
A Venture Capital Fund makes a risky investment to start a challenging new business that appears capable of reaching profitability with modest capital requirements. The real challenge: optimizing one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the world — abortion.
Founding Partner, Roman Citrano, a successful entrepreneur turned venture capitalist, soon struggles with what he believes is his choice to establish the controversial new company. He soon realizes that he and others are but pawns on a massive, ugly chessboard being manipulated to benefit a far larger, illicit market in human organs for transplantation. Unknowingly, prime, hyper-enriched organs are spawned from the aborted fetuses and grown like hydroponic vegetables.
An unfolding world of deceit, rape, human trafficking and assassination becomes deeply personal as Roman’s sole love interest secretly uses one of his new abortion services to terminate her untimely pregnancy. When she disappears, his frantic search becomes a hellish nightmare that grows worse by the hour.
Based on true events, this bold novel involves some of the world’s oldest, most emotional and controversial issues. At the core of each matter is man’s predisposition to control and take ownership of the human spirit for the sake of profit and personal gain. Such control and manipulation over the will of others is the most horrendous equity of evil.