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Royal Pains: First, Do No Harm
     

Royal Pains: First, Do No Harm

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by D.P. Lyle
 

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When Dr. Hank Lawson's conscience cost him his distinguished position in a New York City emergency room, he ended up losing everything he thought he wanted. Now, as a concierge doctor to the rich and fabulous in the Hamptons, he's going to get everything he never knew he needed- if he doesn't lose his patients.

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When Dr. Hank Lawson's conscience cost him his distinguished position in a New York City emergency room, he ended up losing everything he thought he wanted. Now, as a concierge doctor to the rich and fabulous in the Hamptons, he's going to get everything he never knew he needed- if he doesn't lose his patients.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451234148
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/07/2011
Series:
Royal Pains Series , #1
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

D.P. Lyle is the author of Royal Pains: Sick Rich and Royal Pains.

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Royal Pains: First, Do No Harm 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
msd More than 1 year ago
This book is the first based on the TV series, Royal Pains. The author, who is a doctor, does a great job of writing Evan and Divya, an okay job of writing Hank and Jill but apparently doesn't understand Boris at all. There are a couple of different patients using the same type of vitamins and a granddaughter of another patient that Hank is treating. It is easy and fast to read. I wasn't wowed but it is okay.
hduncan More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of the show. I found the book every bit as good as the show.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Dr. Hank Lawson worked in a major New York City hospital. Two severely ill patients arrived at the same time; he immediately treated the sicker person. That man survived, but he was unable to tend to the other person in time. Hank was fired and blackballed because the man who died was wealthy and a contributor to the hospital. Although Hank no longer could obtain a hospital position, he kept his medical license. Dr. Lawson became a concierge doctor to the rich in the Hamptons. He makes house calls, holds their hands, and provides service like the old general physician of years ago. One of his favorite patients is Eleanor Parker Wentworth who is a down to earth person. She is giving her granddaughter Nicole an extravagant wedding. Dr. Lawson learns Nicole suffers from fugue incidents when she disappears and does not know where she is at. Hank locates her, but she has no idea who she is. Her blood contains a dangerous mix of chemicals, but she swears she only takes vitamins. Other patients show the same symptoms. They share one thing in common, but to prove it before someone dies makes Dr. Lawson go out on the limb again; his brother Evan, his girlfriend Jill and his P.A. Dixie has his back. Hank remains hurt that he cannot practice the medicine he loves though his patients adore and respect him. Readers will admire and like him as he seems like a Dr. Welby with flaws including irritability. He is all heart as he cares about his patients, his and their families and his staff. Like Lee Goldberg, D.P. Lyle writes novels with TV tie-ins that are fun to read. Harriet Klausner
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Greed More than 1 year ago
The characterization is totally wrong-except Evan, his annoying qualities are well in tact. The patients' dialogues all sound so repetitive that you would think that it was the same person if they didn't have names. This book does not do the television show justice at all. I would not recommend this to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago