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LeClerc's Third Law

by Patrick LeClerc
Nonfiction. (sigh) 1 minute

I recently added to my list of LeClerc's Laws of EMS.

The Law of Priority of Answers.

If you are at a house trying to treat a patient with chest pain, and the town has helpfully sent you a Police cruiser and an engine with four Firefighters, and since it's Haverhill, maybe a Canine unit and a girl scout troop and the local chapter of the Knights of Columbus, and the family is on scene freaking out, and you ask him about his cardiac history, but at the same time:

The cop on scene asks his name and date of birth...

The wife asks him where his insurance card is...

One of the Firefighters asks if the pain radiates to his left arm, since he watched a recent ER while dozing in a recliner at the station...

The patient will answer everybody in the room before the Paramedic.


Books by Patrick LeClerc


Immortal Vagabond Healer Series

Book 1

Out of Nowhere by Patrick LeClerc

Sean Danet is immortal—a fact he has cloaked for centuries, behind enemy lines and now a paramedic’s uniform. Having forgotten most of his distant past, he has finally found peace. But there are some things you cannot escape, however much distance you put behind you.

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Book 2

Spitting Image by Patrick LeClerc

Immortal Sean Danet can heal others with a touch. Finally, after too long as a rootless vagabond, he has found a place he feels he belongs, with friends he can trust and the love of an intelligent, beautiful woman. The life he dreamed of but never expected to attain.

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Short Historical Adventures

Advancing on Paris by Patrick LeClerc

One of the problems with being immortal is you get to live through all of history's most famous blunders. Like Napoleon's inspired idea for a land war in Asia. If you love historical military fiction, action and adventure, or just one of the sexiest urban fantasy heroes of all, Advancing on Paris is a must.

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in Every Clime and Place by Patric LeClerc

Semper Fidelis. The motto of the United States Marine Corps. On the ragged edges of civilization, Corporal Michael Collins has lived those words, taking on riots and evacuations, rebels and terrorists. Asteroid belt patrol is just another deployment. Ninety nine percent boredom, one percent terror.

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The city of Laimrig, once a mighty hub of commerce and a seat of power sinks into corruption and decay. Slavers, crime lords and corrupt officials hold sway while the ruling nobility wallow in decadence. War rages beyond the borders, while within rebellion simmers and sinister plots unfold.

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