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Lethal Practice
     

Lethal Practice

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by Peter Clement
 

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St. Paul’s Hospital, Buffalo, New York. Scandal rocks the medical community when someone murders the chief administrator, plunging a long thin cardiac needle into his heart with deadly precision.
 
Top ER physician Earl Garnet is one of the few doctors who knows how to insert a cardiac needle. Now a suspect, Garnet races to uncover the truth,

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St. Paul’s Hospital, Buffalo, New York. Scandal rocks the medical community when someone murders the chief administrator, plunging a long thin cardiac needle into his heart with deadly precision.
 
Top ER physician Earl Garnet is one of the few doctors who knows how to insert a cardiac needle. Now a suspect, Garnet races to uncover the truth, even as he becomes embroiled in a conspiracy far bigger and more sinister than he could ever imagine . . . a secret that could blow apart the very medical establishment Garnet has sworn to serve.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A single mysterious and grisly murder in the first chapter sustains this entire debut novel. The cardiac needle expertly plunged into the heart of Everett Kingsly, chief administrator of St. Paul's Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y., puts top ER doctor, cardiac genius and the story's narrator Earl Garnet at the investigation's forefront. While a few subplots fill in the blanks, Clement doesn't make the mistake of substituting body count for narrative drive; the circumstances surrounding Kingsly's death and the motives floating around the hospital provide more than enough juice. Clement, a former ER physician, possesses punchy prose, medical know-how and a knack for quirky details, and his hardened depiction of the realities of hospital administration is disturbing. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345490582
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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Lethal Practice 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I love reading medical thrillers and am fond of Robin Cook and Tess Gerritson. I have purchased a few more of Dr. Clement's books and hope to follow Dr. Earl Garnet's medical adventures.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great medical thriller. This book as in all his other books confuses as to why every place where the word "the" should be used it says "we" instead.
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