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ISBN13: 9780425216576
ISBN10: 0425216578
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When Dr. Craig Bowman is served with a summons for medical malpractice, he's shocked, enraged, and more than a little humiliated. A devoted physician who works continuously in the service of others, he endured grueling years of training and is now a partner in an exclusive concierge medical practice. No longer forced to see more and more patients while spending less and less time with each one just to keep his office door open, he now provides the kind of medical care he is trained to do, lavishing twenty-four-hour availability and personalized attention on his handpicked patients. And at last, he is earning a significant income, no longer burdened by falling reimbursements from insurance companies.

But this idyllic practice comes to a grinding halt one sunny afternoon — and gets much, much worse. Enter Dr. Jack Stapleton, a medical examiner in New York City and Bowman's brother-in-law: Jack's sister Alex — now Craig's estranged wife — tearfully begs for his help as her husband's trial drags on. Jack agrees to travel to Boston to offer his forensic services and expert witness experience to Craig's beleaguered defense attorney. But when Jack's irreverent suggestion to exhume the corpse to disprove the alleged malpractice is taken seriously, he opens a Pandora's box of trouble. As Craig Bowman's life and career are put on the line, Jack is on the verge of making a most unwelcome discovery of tremendous legal and medical significance — and there are people who will do anything to keep him from learning the truth.

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"Bestseller Cook's latest medical thriller focuses on a timely topic — the new and controversial 'concierge' medicine that caters to the affluent willing and able to pay for special attention. When Patience Stanhope, a hypochondriac patient of Boston physician Craig Bowman, dies of a heart attack, her husband sues Bowman for malpractice. The suit alleges that the delay caused by Bowman's paying a house call instead of ordering Patience immediately to the hospital was fatal. After the trial gets off to a rocky start for Bowman, his wife calls in her brother, Dr. Jack Stapleton, a New York City medical examiner, who has appeared in Marker (2005) and other Cook novels. Some anomalies in the medical evidence lead Stapleton, who's worried about getting back to New York in time for his wedding, to attempt a rush autopsy of the dead woman. The choice to reveal early on that Bowman and Stapleton will become bitter enemies lessens the suspense, while at the climax Stapleton's failure to realize he can take a train or bus after he's missed the last shuttle back to New York will annoy some. Still, most readers should enjoy the ride. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"When Jack performs the autopsy, the results are shocking." Booklist

Synopsis:

The #1 bestselling author and master of the medical thriller ("New York Times") now shows readers a healer's dark side, in the terrifying story of a doctor who plunges into a web of corruption and lies. Available in a tall Premium Edition.

About the Author

Dr. Robin Cook is currently on leave from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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Karim Lamrani, June 21, 2009 (view all comments by Karim Lamrani)




Hi There,

The Way he describe events is fabulous and entertaining to the point I got sweating as much as jack while trying to run between the court, the house, and the graveyard.

The final was not clear, because we couldn’t know where Craig left, was he in Cuba? Was he the same guy Jack met by the swimming pool??? It stays a mystery!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425216576
Author:
Cook, Robin
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Malpractice
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Boston (Mass.)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Large Print:
Y
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
580
Dimensions:
7.50x4.22x1.39 in. .70 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 580 pages Berkley - English 9780425216576 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestseller Cook's latest medical thriller focuses on a timely topic — the new and controversial 'concierge' medicine that caters to the affluent willing and able to pay for special attention. When Patience Stanhope, a hypochondriac patient of Boston physician Craig Bowman, dies of a heart attack, her husband sues Bowman for malpractice. The suit alleges that the delay caused by Bowman's paying a house call instead of ordering Patience immediately to the hospital was fatal. After the trial gets off to a rocky start for Bowman, his wife calls in her brother, Dr. Jack Stapleton, a New York City medical examiner, who has appeared in Marker (2005) and other Cook novels. Some anomalies in the medical evidence lead Stapleton, who's worried about getting back to New York in time for his wedding, to attempt a rush autopsy of the dead woman. The choice to reveal early on that Bowman and Stapleton will become bitter enemies lessens the suspense, while at the climax Stapleton's failure to realize he can take a train or bus after he's missed the last shuttle back to New York will annoy some. Still, most readers should enjoy the ride. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "When Jack performs the autopsy, the results are shocking."
"Synopsis" by , The #1 bestselling author and master of the medical thriller ("New York Times") now shows readers a healer's dark side, in the terrifying story of a doctor who plunges into a web of corruption and lies. Available in a tall Premium Edition.
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