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A Case of Need

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

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    A Stimulating Story that kept my interest.

    A Case of Need is a stimulating story that kept my interest and I found that it was hard to put down. It educated s on some of the arguments for both sides of the abortion issue while maintaining a very good story line and character set. The plot revolves around who performed an illegal abortion on a girl from an affluent family.
    As you read on you that the abortion killed the girl, so the person who performed the abortion is guilty of murder. For medical thriller fans I would highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2005

    Ahead of the Times

    I have been a Michael Crichton fan for many years, and finally picked up this, his first book. While most of his books deal with technology and science (usually years ahead of their time), this one deals with a subject that was taboo in its time, abortion. While not a techno-thriller per se, still a winner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2005

    Very Good Book

    This was the first book that I read by Michael Crichton. At the time, I did not know that he was using a pen name. I would highly recommend this book. It gives a good parallel to the type of story lines in ER.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2003

    Good Story

    I bought this book through a book club when it was published years ago. I thought it was a good thriller. A few years ago my son was looking through my books and spotted it, commenting on the fact it was written by Michael Crichton. After that I read it again. I still liked the story! So it seems 'simple' in comparison to later novels. He is the one laughing all the way to the bank.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2002

    A well written book

    Crichton is an amazing story teller. He is easily my favorite author. I recommend this incredible medical thriller.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2000

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    Good mystery book that takes quite a few suprise turns. has a different ending that i would ever expect. It's kind of grapic but over all , a very good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2000

    RATHER 4 1/2! EDUCATIONAL! EYE OPENER

    Crichton's 1st (but maybe one of his bests) novel was not merely a suspense/mystery story in a medical setting. Reading & truly understanding it paved way to understanding the various problems of our society. It dealt with social ills such as poor family binding, low or absence of morality, addiction & its consequences. Also, there was the highly debatable issue of abortion --- truly 'a case of need'. On the other side, he included the dilemma of a person bound by his ownprofession's code of ethics in exchange for justice & truth. No, the story was not a simple scandal/murder setting. It was definitely deeper & more meaningful than that. & I salute Michael Crichton on his 1st venture which garnered him a much deserved Edgar Award!

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