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Under the Knife
     

Under the Knife

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by Kelly Parsons
 

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Biotechnology tycoon Morgan Finney is highly intelligent but shy and emotionally fragile. When his beloved wife Jenny dies of complications during a surgery led by Dr. Rita Wu, Finney’s grief turns to rage. He vows to kill Rita just as he believes she killed his wife.

But first he will systematically destroy her life. He will take what is precious to her

Overview

Biotechnology tycoon Morgan Finney is highly intelligent but shy and emotionally fragile. When his beloved wife Jenny dies of complications during a surgery led by Dr. Rita Wu, Finney’s grief turns to rage. He vows to kill Rita just as he believes she killed his wife.

But first he will systematically destroy her life. He will take what is precious to her just as she did to him. Aided by a mysterious man, Finney uses advanced medical technology to ruin Rita’s reputation and bring her to the brink of madness. Alone, fighting for her sanity and life, Rita reaches out to her to former lover, Dr. Spencer Cameron, for help. Together they must fight to uncover Finney’s horrific intentions and race to stop him before it’s too late.

Terrifying and captivating, Kelly Parsons' Under the Knife is a heart pounding thriller that will have readers on the edge of their seats up to the very last page.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
12/19/2016
Near the start of this suspenseful if uneven thriller from Parsons (Doing Harm), Dr. Rita Wu, an assistant professor of surgery at the University of California (San Diego), wakes up one morning, naked, strapped to an operating table, with no idea how she got there. Soon she hears a voice in her head, a voice that apparently no one else can hear and that controls her mind. The voice belongs to tycoon Morgan Finney, a powerful inventor. As Rita lies helpless on the table, a man who claims to be Morgan Finney tries to assure her that the voice she hears is real—and they need to talk about his wife, Jenny. After this harrowing opening setup, the pace slackens, slowed by too many points of view, including that of Rita’s spurned lover, Dr. Spencer Cameron, until the tight ending. The supporting characters may be flat, but Rita makes a great doctor-in distress, and Parsons does a good job dramatizing how patients often become commercial cogs in medical institutions. Agent: Al Zuckerman, Writers House. (Feb.)
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Praise for Doing Harm

“Best damn medical thriller I’ve read in 25 years. Terrifying OR scenes…characters with real texture.” —Stephen King

“This skillfully wrought debut gets high marks for building tension to a breathtaking climax.” —Library Journal, starred review

“The attention to detail keeps the action chillingly plausible.” —Publisher’s Weekly

“This spectacular debut is a real nail-biter with startling revelations that build suspense throughout.” —RT Book Reviews

“A terrific medical thriller—compelling, gripping, and terrifying. You’ll shiver with delight.” —Harlan Coben

“A twist worthy of a surgical knot. Flawed characters standing on moral pedestals. Insight into the world of medicine and the ambitious geniuses who make life-and-death decisions. Doing Harm is more faction than fiction, presenting a world so close to our own that you find yourself second-guessing the characters as if they're sitting next to you. Repeatedly, I found myself breathless and troubled yet compelled to keep reading. Brilliant.” —Ridley Pearson

“A classic cat-and-mouse game with a refreshing, unexpected twist. It opens with some remarkable bait—dangling a hook that the reader will definitely want to bite. Top notch storytelling.” —Steve Berry

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250033338
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
02/07/2017
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
58,355
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

KELLY PARSONS is a board-certified urologist with degrees from Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Johns Hopkins, and he is on the faculty at the University of California, San Diego. He lives with his family in Southern California.

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Under the Knife 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 11 days ago
Having read this authors debut novel "doing harm" I was eagerly awaiting the next one. I sure was not dissapointed!!!!! A lot of medical and a little si-fi made for an awesome read. This author is the real deal. It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "page turner". Highly recommend. WARNING: be prepared to lose sleep once you start this, because you won't want to put it down. Keep em coming Mr. Parsons. PLEASE!!!!!!!
whatsbetterthanbooks 9 days ago
Intelligent, fast-paced and creepy! In this new novel by Parsons we’re once again submerged in an incredibly detailed, medical thrill-ride that not only demonstrates his ability to write a well crafted, edge-of-your-seat mystery but also highlights his first-hand knowledge of the terminology and lifestyle of being a surgeon. The writing is well done. The plot is an action-packed tale full of revenge, guilt, moral dilemmas and spine-chilling medical advancements. And the characters, even the villainous one, are intelligent, successful, troubled and developed in such a way you can’t help but empathize with them. Overall, I would have to say that this is a highly entertaining, captivating read that is perfect fans of Robin Cook and Michael Palmer.
Anonymous 10 days ago
One thing I liked about this book is a lot of medical information is explained along with the story. The story is definitely different and the ending is well done.
ReadingwithPugs 11 days ago
I received this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This was a creepy medical thriller about a man who is seeking revenge on the doctor that he believes was responsible for the death of his wife. The thing that stood out to me the most was just how utterly real this could actually be one day. Without spoiling anything I will say that although the technology used might be a little advanced right now, I believe it is possible for it to be a real thing in the future. The lengths that he went to, to drive this doctor insane were methodically evil. I really enjoyed this fast paced, edge of your seat thriller and will look forward to reading more by Kelly Parsons.