Harmful Intent

Harmful Intent

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by Robin Cook
     
 

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It should have been a routine childbirth. But somehow, the mother died in the delivery, the baby was born brain-damaged, and Jeffrey Rhodes, the anesthesiologist, is running for his life. Charged with malpractice, he is found guilty of harmful intent and reckless disregard for human life. To clear his name, Rhodes must follow a fugitive trail into the heart of medical… See more details below

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It should have been a routine childbirth. But somehow, the mother died in the delivery, the baby was born brain-damaged, and Jeffrey Rhodes, the anesthesiologist, is running for his life. Charged with malpractice, he is found guilty of harmful intent and reckless disregard for human life. To clear his name, Rhodes must follow a fugitive trail into the heart of medical nightmare. A trail that, for some, may end in suicide--and for others, in the most shocking conspiracy of our time...

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Los Angeles Times
A real grabber.
Associated Press
Truly exciting.
Linda Lee
In the past, Dr. Cook's novels have been capable of inspiring a pleasant level of reader anxiety. ''Harmful Intent,'' however, induces only mirth with occasional bouts of nystagmus, a rotary motion of the eyes that results from trying to follow a sequence of objects rapidly passing by. In ''Harmful Intent'' no character achieves even the lifelike animation of a robot....How ghastly is the book? The conclusion involves a bursting bag of decomposed entrails used successfully as a weapon. Which leaves us with the real question this book elicits: is there such a thing as malpractice insurance for writers, and if so, what would Robin Cook's premiums be? -- New York Times
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
An anesthesiologist, blamed for the deaths of a mother and her newborn infant, discovers that he has been framed for murder. ``This is a fast-paced, albeit improbable, story'' until ``a sudden twist . . . reveals an evil conspiracy that snaps belief,'' wrote PW. ``Cook . . . may be asking for more credulity than many readers are willing, or able, to provide this time out.'' (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101221051
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/1991
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
83,310
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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