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Sometimes doing what’s right has consequences. Dr. Dino Panvini reveals an eyeopening look at corruption in The Medusa Enigma which chronicles various fraudulent accusations, actions taken against his life, and corruption embedded in the medical and legal systems. These accounts highlight flaws that occur every day in the system told from personal experience. Woven throughout are accounts of his personal life, including how his strained marriage factors in and the role his ex-wife plays in the events told.

Panvini weaves a personal tale drawn from events in his own life and his role as a doctor but also through his personal life which often crashes into his professional one through similar strands of corruption. An inside look at the darker side of the medical and legal systems bring him head to head with a co-worker that seems to have it out for him. This provides plenty of friction and dramatic moments as Panvini works to maintain a moral center in his career and standing his ground. He’s outspoken and has a genuine tone which makes for a very telling read with the goal of sharing this story being to cast a warning and to call for action to create a change.

Despite the theme of corruption, Panvini doesn’t remain skeptical throughout; instead uses his experiences as a way to reach out to other people. He threads throughout opportunities for actions and at a high level of optimism, despite the catastrophic moments described. Most of the events surround the time he spent trapped under boxes which seems to act as the catalyst for what draws everything that happens into place. So to keep coming back to that time shows the level of corruption and danger he was facing by showing his literal experience being trapped and how he came to be free. Through the tone comes the feeling of reminiscent as he’s looking back on what he experience from a different mind-set and after experiencing everything.

His voice is clear and genuine so it’s easy to garner his personality as he often has playful moments such as when he talks about his prideful nature and how he makes jokes when discussing how he nearly died. Through this use of tone and voice, it feels like he’s sitting there directly sharing the story.

The title has a metaphoric meaning for the story with Medusa representing the struggle with his ex-wife who is also the source of the fraudulent claims and enigma representing the more puzzling place in how the system works. Panvini is straight-forward with his thoughts and succeeds in stirring up a conversation. The story is filled with plenty of drama, friction, and life lessons, making The Medusa Enigma an eye-opening tale of corruption and an inside look at the medical and law systems through the experiences of a doctor.

 

Book review by Dylan Ward

“They wanted to destroy me, but I had finally had enough.”

A dedicated medical doctor and pioneer in urological surgery, Italian-born Panvini recounts his recent years as “paranoid and fearful, living like a hunted man.” For more than a decade, he is trapped by dangerous legal machinations in his fight against a vicious circle of people attempting to ruin his career and, literally, end his life. He recalls the once happy marriage with Chelsea that soon turns sinister, the audacity of his colleagues and their blatant disregard for the sanctity of life with blackmail and assassination attempts, of his two children turned against him and the rebuilding of their relationship, and the near-death experience which brings a clarity that enables him in his tireless endeavor to survive.

Written with eye-opening detail, Panvini presents his story, pieced together by his fragmented memory, witness accounts, legal and medical evidence, and media reports. This total unraveling of his life is only stopped by the support of a few close friends and his own perseverance. Throughout, he touches on the complexities of identity and memory, juxtaposes the nuances of the medical and legal professions, and depicts a breathtaking chronicle of good versus evil. We ride along with Panvini as he attempts to understand and make sense of what has happened to him with the occurrence of each exceptional event. It is at times unimaginable and vivid.

Complete with a compelling title (which Panvini references and explains later) and gripping facts and recollection—including a particularly harrowing chapter on the deeply haunting effects of 9/11—Panvini’s book is fast-paced and reads like a thriller novel with high-drama and riveting characters. Now resilient and transformed, he is a survivor beginning the long road to recovery. This book is a small step in the reclamation of his reputation and name.

RECOMMENDED by the US Review

 

Melanie Goodsell
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read and a real page turner…
February 14, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition

Best book I’ve read in a long time….it was a very easy and exciting read….read it in 2 days….It was an eye opener about how evil people can be, and so greedy…I kept wondering how do these people look themselves in the mirror, and not be mortified at what they have become….Dino is a amazing how he never gave up the fight for what he knew was right and what he believed in….even at his darkest moments his faith got him through….He is a great inspiration for people when they are going through tough and unfair times….God does have a plan for us and will give us the strength to keep going…Thank you Dino, for sharing your story….Melanie Goodsell

 

5.0 out of 5 stars Best book that I’ve read in a long time!
February 10, 2019
Format: Paperback

This book was an amazing story and if it was not nonfiction I wouldn’t believe that things like that could happen in America! It opens up my eyes to the corruption that’s inherent in the legal system and the medical system in America. This is not only a nonfiction novel but an educational process that the reader will learn a lot about what goes on behind the scenes. The book is full of drama , multiple murder attempts on this doctors life which are really bizarre! After reading this book I feel like I am living in a third world country where this type of corruption goes on all the time! I highly recommend this book to anybody that wants to read be entertained and be educated at the same time. I would like to say that this is one of the best nonfiction novels that I have read in a long time! I think this will be looked at by Hollywood and should be made into a motion picture.

 

Rebecca Crews
5.0 out of 5 stars
Intense with a positive outcome and message
February 6, 2019
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase

Wow. I have just completed this amazing true life story. I am so amazed at the level of evil that people have chosen to side with to try and bring upon good people. Dr. Panvini was a man with a dream of following the family in career and cared more for people than the money. He had a family and went above and beyond to make a name for himself and provide stability and care for his family. The level of greed, hatred, and negativity that he experienced for just wanting to do the right thing is incredible. I’m so happy to hear the there is a light at the end of the tunnel that seems so long. This is a perfect example for anyone going through a tough time. Never stop having faith, believing in yourself, and always do the right things for the right reasons. It will end in your favor. Life is never easy no one will ever tell you it is easy but the message Dr. Panvini is helping to share is powerful. Thank you for this amazing story. I am enlightened and prepared with an understanding far beyond my years from this experience.

 

Taty
Fantastic book
February 1, 2019
Verified Purchase
Format: Paperback

I just finished reading the medusa enigma and found it to be the most fascinating real life story that I have ever heard! It’s filled with drama suspense and action. It really opened up my eyes to what goes on with the corruption in the legal and medical world ! It’s interesting to note the comment above seems to have angered a beehive and it seems as if that the author is been commented by one of the villains in his book! This makes the book even more interesting. I highly recommend it without reservations Fantastic bookand I think this will be a best Seller!
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framegal4u
the organizations that are to protect and care for us are highly corrupt.
January 30, 2019
Verified Purchase
Format: Kindle Edition

Once started I could not put it down until I was to the end..
Very good read, riveting and exciting but still unbelievable what this man has been through.
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PTM
Wow. Such corruption, deceit and web of treachery,
February 5, 2019
Format: Paperback

What an amazing story of corruption and deceit. It was a fast read. Lots of insight into the world of “organized” medicine. The murder attempt on this authors life is mind blowing. A Hollywood producer should take a close look.

 

 

The Medusa Enigma
by Dino Panvini, M.D.
March 19, 2019
Xlibris

Book review by Dylan Ward

“They wanted to destroy me, but I had finally had enough.”

A dedicated medical doctor and pioneer in urological surgery, Italian-born Panvini recounts his recent years as “paranoid and fearful, living like a hunted man.” For more than a decade, he is trapped by dangerous legal machinations in his fight against a vicious circle of people attempting to ruin his career and, literally, end his life. He recalls the once happy marriage with Chelsea that soon turns sinister, the audacity of his colleagues and their blatant disregard for the sanctity of life with blackmail and assassination attempts, of his two children turned against him and the rebuilding of their relationship, and the near-death experience which brings a clarity that enables him in his tireless endeavor to survive.

Written with eye-opening detail, Panvini presents his story, pieced together by his fragmented memory, witness accounts, legal and medical evidence, and media reports. This total unraveling of his life is only stopped by the support of a few close friends and his own perseverance. Throughout, he touches on the complexities of identity and memory, juxtaposes the nuances of the medical and legal professions, and depicts a breathtaking chronicle of good versus evil. We ride along with Panvini as he attempts to understand and make sense of what has happened to him with the occurrence of each exceptional event. It is at times unimaginable and vivid.

Complete with a compelling title (which Panvini references and explains later) and gripping facts and recollection—including a particularly harrowing chapter on the deeply haunting effects of 9/11—Panvini’s book is fast-paced and reads like a thriller novel with high-drama and riveting characters. Now resilient and transformed, he is a survivor beginning the long road to recovery. This book is a small step in the reclamation of his reputation and name.

RECOMMENDED by the US Review

 
 

The US Review of Books

The Medusa Enigma
by Dino Panvini, M.D.
Xlibris

book review by Donna Ford

“I’m extremely conscious of my body’s frailty and vulnerability. I believe that this in turn makes me a better doctor.”

In this combination of memoir and exposé, the author tells the story of the struggles he endured due to personal health, unfaithful relationships, lies, and legal battles that have surrounded the thirty years of his medical career. These trials began when his family-encouraged marriage failed due to his wife’s drug use. She hired a corrupt lawyer who charged him falsely with drug usage. His wife turned both of the author’s teenage children against him. He had to move out of state by himself and found work at a hospital in the American Southwest. Eventually, two of Panvini’s fellow doctors, likewise unscrupulous, would join the battle that nearly cost him his life. Few people like a whistle-blower, so at times his sole supporters were staff members who had worked for him.

In this book, Panvini spends nearly as much time in and out of courts engaged in legal battles as he spent in the hospitals. Confessing that he doesn’t “have much respect left for the legal profession,” the author sounds a warning to Americans to fix their justice system. Frivolous and fraudulent lawsuits drive up health care costs for patients as well as the price of malpractice insurance for doctors. They can also cause doctors to be blackballed.

The reader will learn much from this man who was willing to confront operations within a hospital’s surgical ward and doctors’ private practices. Where the author shines best is at explaining the appropriate procedures for a surgeon whose specialties are hernia repair and urology. With several flashbacks occurring within the book, it is necessary for the reader to stay oriented. This complex tale unfolds across 285 pages, along with a lengthy list of enemies (names changed) who filed fraudulent claims within America’s failing justice system.