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Critical

by Cook, Robin, 1940-

Format: Large Print 2007
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 6 copies
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Summary
New York City medical examiners Laurie Montgomery and Jack Stapleton return in the stunning new novel from the master of the medical thriller in this ripped-from-the-headlines tale of an innovative doctors dangerous downward spiral.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Cook tackled the potential corruption inherent in concierge medicine in Crisis (2006), and now delves into the world of specialty hospitals owned by the doctors who staff them. Angela Dawson is a brilliant doctor who lost her private practice and, with the help of her ex-husband, founded Angels Hospitals, a group of three specialty hospitals in New York City. Just weeks before the group's stock is set to go public, Angela and her colleagues are desperately trying to raise more capital and cover up the fact that a virulent infection has killed several patients hospitalized for routine operations. Medical examiner Laurie Montgomery connects the dots after examining David Jeffries, a healthy man who went to Angels for a simple knee surgery and died within hours of the operation. Laurie has a personal stake in the investigation: her husband, fellow medical examiner Jack Stapleton, is scheduled for a similar surgery on his knee at Angels in a few days. When Laurie visits one of the hospitals, Angela panics and calls her ex-husband for help, and he in turn goes to the hospitals' chief investor, a powerful mobster determined to protect his investment. If Cook's latest isn't quite as thrilling as some of his earlier works, the medical mysteries and dangers the characters face should keep readers invested.--Huntley, Kristine Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Last seen in 2006's Crisis, New York City medical examiner Laurie Montgomery diligently investigates an abrupt rise in infection deaths at the start of bestseller Cook's lively new thriller. All the deaths can be traced to three Manhattan hospitals owned by Angels Healthcare. Unbeknownst to Montgomery, Angels, which specializes in high-profit surgeries of amply insured patients, is on the verge of going public and can't risk any bad publicity. She's also unaware that Angels' main financial backer is a local Mafia don, who's prepared to kill anyone standing in the way of his investment. Cook smoothly juggles several subplots-one involving Montgomery's husband and fellow coroner, Jack Stapleton, who's suffered a serious knee injury playing basketball-and ekes out maximum value from one of his regular standbys, bumbling hoods. It all adds up to an entertaining mix of suspense, action and education about medical issues. (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 Hospital administrators -- Fiction.
Nosocomial infections -- Fiction.
Staphylococcal infections -- Fiction.
Drug resistance in microorganisms -- Fiction.
Medical examiners (Law) -- Fiction.
Large type books.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Medical novels.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher Waterville, Me. : Bath, England :Thorndike Press ;2007
Windsor :
Paragon,
Language English
Notes "Thorndike Press large print basic"--T.p. verso.
Description 641 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN 9780786294466 (lg. print : alk. paper)
0786294469 (lg. print : alk. paper)
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