The Mob Doctor Written by Ron Felber Now a Prime Time FOX TV Series Premiering Monday September 17th, 9 pm


NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Aug. 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Mob Doctor is the riveting true story of a Jewish kid from the Bronx who became a Mafia insider and physician to top NY Mafia dons such as John Gotti, Carlo Gambino, Paul Castellano, and Joe Bonanno. As a result, the doctor led a double life: a well-respected surgeon and socialite by day, and "The Mob Doctor," a gambler and sex addict by night. Welcomed into an exciting and glamorous underworld which included discos, drugs, high-stakes gambling and beautiful women, he somehow managed to pursue his true profession seriously and in time, became one of the nation's leading cardiac surgeons.

Eventually, he had to make a choice between loyalty to the mob and killing a government witness on the operating table, or remaining true to his Hippocratic Oath, all under the watchful eye of New York's top federal prosecutor, Rudolph Giuliani.

Who is the real MOB DOCTOR? Every man, someday, has to make a choice!

The rights to the book The Mob Doctor were purchased by Sony television in November 2011 with sixteen episodes currently in production. The series, which will replace the hit show House, premiers Monday, September 17th, 9 pm EDT on FOX.

Ron Felber (photo attached) is a graduate of Georgetown University, Loyola University, Chicago, and Drew University in Madison, New Jersey where he received his Doctorate in Arts and Letters. Ron worked as a deputy sheriff for a number of years after graduating Georgetown transporting federal criminals including hit men, terrorist, con men, and drug dealers.

His writing career began with articles based on his experiences for True Detective magazine. He has authored eight books including Searchers: A True Story of Alien Abduction, The Hunt for Khun Sa, and The Privacy War: J. Edgar Hoover and the Fight for the Fourth Amendment. Ron's latest effort, A Man of Indeterminate Value is the first novel in the Jack Madson series to be published by Barricade Books in 2013.

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