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by Cook, Robin, 1940-

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2006
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Green Tree Public Library Adult PlayAways MP3 COO
Location  Green Tree Public Library
Collection  Adult PlayAways
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After years spent paying his dues, talented physician Craig Bowman enjoys a successful practice providing "concierge" medicine for patrons wealthy enough to afford this exclusive service. But when a hypochondriac patient dies and a malpractice suit is launched, the good doctor's life is sent into a tailspin. New York medical examiner Jack Stapleton suggests the body be exhumed, and then things get really interesting. Startling evidence comes to light--and there are those who will stop at nothing to keep this information buried.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Medical-thriller writer Cook's latest page-turner is played out more in the courtroom than in the hospital. Dr. Craig Bowman is irritated when problem-patient Patience Stanhope calls him on what he assumes is yet another false alarm. But Craig makes a house call and discovers Patience near death. He rushes her to the hospital but not in time to save her, and the result is a malpractice suit that could cost Craig his livelihood. Alexis, the wife Craig recently reunited with, calls her brother, New York City medical examiner Jack Stapleton (last seen in Marker, 2005), and asks him to come to Boston for advice. Jack, who is less than a week away from his wedding to fellow ME Laurie Montgomery, agrees, despite the fact that he's never liked Craig. But when he travels to Boston and starts to attend Craig's trial, Jack worries that the case is being railroaded by the plaintiff's sleazy lawyer. When Jack performs the autopsy, the results are shocking. --Kristine Huntley Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Guidall's experienced reading brings a pleasant touch of class to Cook's latest thriller. A distinguished and self-confident physician, Craig Bowman is delivered an ego-shattering blow when he is sued for malpractice by the husband of one of his patients, hypochondriac Patience Stanhope, who died while under his care. The trial takes up the bulk of this wordy novel. Bowman's wife asks her brother, medical examiner Dr. Jack Stapleton, to use his expertise to help with her husband's defense. Stapleton agrees, but what should be a routine forensic exercise quickly turns into a dangerous trail of lies, deception and murder. While it takes some time to get to the story's climax, Cook eventually ties up all the loose ends, although the denouement feels more gimmicky than surprising. Guidall exhibits admirable vocal talents as he manages to keep this overwritten novel moving at a satisfying pace, and the ease with which he works his way through the mounds of legal and medical jargon throughout the book is a testament to his skill as a narrator. Fans of Cook's writing should enjoy this dignified presentation. Simultaneous release with the Putnam hardcover (Reviews, May 29). (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Jack Stapleton medical mystery
#1 - Contagion
#2 - Chromosome 6
#3 - Vector
#4 - Marker
#5 - Crisis
#6 - Critical
Subjects Physicians -- Malpractice -- Fiction.
Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction.
Medical novels.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,2006
Edition Unabridged ed.
Contributors Guidall, George.
Findaway World, LLC.
Participants/Performers Narrated by George Guidall.
Language English
Notes "Unabridged"--Container.
Title from container.
In container (21 cm.).
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
Accompanying material may vary.
System Details Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Description 1 audio media player (14 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 3 1/4 x 2 in.
ISBN 9781428131408
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