Fatal Cureby Robin Cook
Public health care is one of the most important issues in America today. Now Robin Cook, the bestselling master of medical suspense, confronts this controversial subject with an all-too-possible scenario as powerfuland terrifyingas his groundbreaking blockbuster, Coma...With its state-of-the-art facility and peaceful Vermont setting, the Bartlet/b>
Public health care is one of the most important issues in America today. Now Robin Cook, the bestselling master of medical suspense, confronts this controversial subject with an all-too-possible scenario as powerfuland terrifyingas his groundbreaking blockbuster, Coma...With its state-of-the-art facility and peaceful Vermont setting, the Bartlet Community Hospital seemed like a dream come true. It offered doctors David and Angela Wilson new career opportunities, a chance to work within an enlightened system of "Managed care" and a perfect place to raise their daughter, who suffered from cystic fibrosis. But then, one by one, their dreams turned to nightmares. And day by day, their patients began to die...
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- 18 Years
Meet the Author
Robin Cook, M.D., is the author of more than thirty books and is credited with popularizing the medical thriller with his wildly successful first novel, Coma. He divides his time among Florida, New Hampshire, and Boston. His most recent novels include Host, Cell, and Nano.
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In this twist of Cook¿s signature ¿doctors-gone-wild¿ plotline, unsuspecting patients of a rural hospital are plagued by sudden unexplainable deaths as a duo of doctors digs up the dirt. Literally. Although many of Cook¿s plots are quite similar, his style is fast-paced suspense that will have the readers guessing at the bad-guy until the last turn. I¿m generally not a fan of redundant plotlines or recycled characters, but I¿ve recently noticed Cook¿s works embody a gigantic medical ethics course. Each book explores a new ethical dilemma. Fatal Cure suggests to the reader that although America¿s medical system needs to be renovated, we may be driving it down an even more dangerous superhighway¿one with very few exits. This is not one of Cook¿s best works. His introduction to the hospital backdrop limps through a few <gag!> administrative meetings. I¿m already having nightmares about administrative meetings, thank-you, I don¿t need to read about them at bedtime. Once the readers zone out (or check their blackberries) through this sludgy beginning, the plot quickly picks up pace. I recommend this book to any avid Robin Cook fan.
This was a pretty good book, not Cooks best though. It leaves you hanging at the end (some things it doesn't cover). Other than that it is a page turner and scares you what hospitals try to do. But Cook finds some way to show you these things in many of his books.
This book was very good. This was the first book I ever read by Robin Cook and I've been a fan of his every since. I was looking for a new author to read at the time. I was looking around the bookstore and almost didnt pick this book up. But I'm glad I did. I've enjoyed this book more than once. The story kept me guessing till the end