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Mortality Rate
     

Mortality Rate

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by Jack Chase
 

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There is no higher honor for students at the prestigious medical school than to be personally selected by Professor Arthur Sterling Law to participate in his weekly ethics seminar. Only the best and the brightest are considered. Only the best of these are chosen.

Each patient presented at the seminar poses an ethical dilemma, and the fiercest debates center

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There is no higher honor for students at the prestigious medical school than to be personally selected by Professor Arthur Sterling Law to participate in his weekly ethics seminar. Only the best and the brightest are considered. Only the best of these are chosen.

Each patient presented at the seminar poses an ethical dilemma, and the fiercest debates center on the question of prolonging life, particularly the cost of prolonging the life of a desperately ill patient. Can the cost be justified, or should expensive, potentially lifesaving medical care simply be withdrawn?

And there is one group of especially brilliant, especially privileged, especially arrogant students who invariably argue for pulling the plug. If it were within their power, a very real patient would die. But surely medical students do not possess such power….

As the number of suspicious deaths increases, others cling to innocent explanations, but senior medical student Mac McCall cannot ignore his own doubts. He risks his career—and ultimately his life—as he pursues a trail of sexual intrigue and death to solve the mystery of the ever-rising Mortality Rate.


The medical career of physician-novelist Jack Chase has spanned the spectrum from laboratory research in molecular biology to clinical practice. He has served as attending physician on the infectious disease services of a number of medical schools and as director of clinical research for two multinational pharmaceutical companies.

His first two novels, FATAL ANALYSIS and MORTALITY RATE, were published in multiple languages and sold throughout the world. Both are now available for the first time in e-book and trade paperback formats.

His wife is New York Times bestselling novelist Katherine Stone.
Jack Chase is currently hard at work on his next medical novel.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012342126
Publisher:
Jack Chase
Publication date:
03/24/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
219,623
File size:
316 KB

Meet the Author

The medical career of physician-novelist Jack Chase has spanned the spectrum from laboratory research in molecular biology to clinical practice. He has served as attending physician on the infectious disease services of a number of medical schools and as director of clinical research for two multinational pharmaceutical companies.

His first two novels, FATAL ANALYSIS and MORTALITY RATE, were published in multiple languages and sold throughout the world. Both are now available for the first time in e-book and trade paperback formats.

His wife is New York Times bestselling novelist Katherine Stone.
Jack Chase is currently hard at work on his next medical novel.

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Mortality Rate 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a riveting novel, extremely well written, with a delicious hero (who's even funny despite the chilling plot afoot), and lots of great -- and accurate -- medical information. As a veteran ER nurse, I appreciate the authenticity, and Dr. Chase's ability to present the threat he exposes here, without the over-the-top (and completely fictional) aspects so often found in other medical 'thrillers'. Am eager to read his next book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Chase has written a terrific book. He obviously knows what he's talking about. As an ICU specialist, there's no doubt that the chilling scenario he presents could happen (easily). A must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Chase's many years of medical practice and teaching (as indicated on the back cover) certainly show in the crafting of this suspenseful tale. As a female physician, I just loved the way he weaved the dead-on characterizations with an encyclopedic knowledge of medicine. As a physician (cardiovascular surgeon), I don't ordinary read medical novels - it's a bit of a postman's holiday - but I did pick this one up on the recommendation of a friend. If you like thrillers, you'll love this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The initial story is adequate, but the Mr. Chase lacks understanding in the scope of practice for medical students. I am an Intensive Care Nurse with 13 years experience in a LARGE teaching hospital. The medical students I've known in all that time wouldn't know where medications were kept, much less attempt to administer those medications themselves. Mr. Chase presents women in a very limited role. I hope that the women in Mr. Chase's upcoming novel will prove to show that his notion of women, their motivation and their thought processes are not purely based on self-gratification.