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Lines of Control
     

Lines of Control

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by Robert Sperber
 

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SELECTED AS A FINALIST ON THE HARPER COLLINS AUTHONOMY SITE!

Lines of Control, a gripping medical mystery, was recently selected by readers on HarperCollin's Authonomy web site (authonomy.com), earning a place in the top 5 reviewed books. Now available electronically on Kindle!

Charlotte Westbrook, maverick Inspector General in the Dept. of Health

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SELECTED AS A FINALIST ON THE HARPER COLLINS AUTHONOMY SITE!

Lines of Control, a gripping medical mystery, was recently selected by readers on HarperCollin's Authonomy web site (authonomy.com), earning a place in the top 5 reviewed books. Now available electronically on Kindle!

Charlotte Westbrook, maverick Inspector General in the Dept. of Health and Human Services, investigates and prosecutes theft of government money. When three medical students are found murdered on a university hospital campus, she steps outside the bounds of her office to find the killer. In doing so, she puts both herself and her career in jeopardy in this gripping murder mystery tied to the political and social issues of the day.

Going her own way is nothing new for Charlotte. Ever since she entered public service, she's had to prove herself against skeptics who think she secured her career because she is the daughter of a former powerful and well-known senator. But there's been a price. Her attention to her career has kept her without a significant companion throughout much of her 42 years.

Now, as Charlotte investigates the crimes, she discovers how lines of control in how medical care is delivered, as well as in the personal lives of those she meets in the course of her investigation, influenced all those involved and the actions they took, actions including murder.

Editorial Reviews

Ian Mayfield
This is top-notch stuff. Tightly-written, well-plotted with good characterization - Detective Petrelli is especially well-drawn - and pace and excellent dialogue.
Janet Marie
You are a master for hooking the reader with the first sentence of the excerpt and with each chapter. Excellent mystery set up, first with the dead body and then introducing a cast of distinctive characters.
M. William Anderson
From the very first chapter you can just smell, like formaldehyde, that this is a hit. It feels like one of those books that you wait for every year.
Niobrara Kardnova
This book is far superior to most published mysteries I've read. The action is convincing throughout, the characters are well developed but not overdone, and the who-done-it element progresses naturally and convincingly.
PC returned
Fast paced, and yet complex. Plenty of unexpected events to keep the reader on the edge of their seat. Good stuff. I especially like the fact your book fills such an unusual niche. It's a sort of medical thriller.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012879929
Publisher:
Robert Sperber
Publication date:
06/18/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
375
File size:
242 KB

Meet the Author

Robert Sperber, the author of Lines of Control, has been reporting and writing on medical and health care matters, including medication safety, fraud and abuse, medical privacy and more for more than a decade, in publications reaching the nation's hospitals, physicians and others. His articles have won national awards.

Lines of Control, a medical murder mystery, was selected as a top finalist in November 2009 on the HarperCollins Authonomy site. It is now available electronically for the first time.

Robert Sperber lives in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with his wife, two daughters and two cats.

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Lines Of Control 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fairly accurate look heahcare
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Books about government, medicine and economic crime are dull and boring, aren't they? Wrong! This one is a taut, gripping tale with likable heroes AND villains, that brings an inside look to the dynamics of investigating the medical world. I wouldn't have thought I would like it, but this is really a book worth reading!
D23 More than 1 year ago
Nice
allen923 More than 1 year ago
Beginning on page one, I thought this was going to be a great read. I wasn't disappointed. It's fast paced, intelligent and sprinkled with enough humor to balance the tension and mystery. The medical setting added an interesting backdrop to what should be a sterile world - not the case. I found myself drawn to the complex plot, the fascinating medical detail well researched and a tribute to the author's credentials. I particularly liked Charlotte Westbrook - she's a believable inspector, and not the police department type, but more the Sherlock Holmes variety. You feel like you are "walking in her shoes". Sperber delivers a engaging and gripping novel on the same level as Paterson, Cornwell and Grisham's earlier work.