Author to appear at Longs'

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Dr. John Avanzato

Local physician John Avanzato will sign copies of his book “Claim Denied” from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 10 at Longs’ Cards & Books, Main Street, Penn Yan. 

This is the fourth book in the “Cesari Series.” Avanzato introduced the character, John Cesari, in his debut novel, “Hostile Hospital.” 

In “Claim Denied,” a cancer patient commits suicide rather than burden his family with medical debt. The tragedy initiates an investigation into a rigged system controlled by a few wealthy and powerful criminals. Cesari’s inquiries provoke madness all around.

“Cesari’s evolution as a sympathetic hero that you can’t help root for has gone beyond my initial expectations,” said Avanzato. “There is a major twist in this fourth book that will shock readers.”

John Avanzato is currently a board certified gastroenterologist in Geneva, where he lives with his wife of 28 years.