by Pearson, A. Scott.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Fiction FIC PEA
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC PEA
Well on his way to realizing his dream of becoming a successful surgeon-scientist, Eli Branch seems destined for academic stardom. After years of research, Eli is on the cusp of a groundbreaking discovery that could light the way for the future. But, as Eli will soon learn, today's medicine has a dark side.While investigating the suspicious death of one of his patients, Eli uncovers an elaborate web of lies spun by his late father, a longtime professor of anatomy at Mid-South Medical College in Memphis. Instead of finding answers, Eli only finds more questions-and more victims, each meeting a sudden, violent end.Eli joins forensic pathologist Meg Daily to find a common thread among the victims. As they piece together the chilling puzzle, Eli and Meg plunge headfirst into the world of deadly medicine-a world way too close to home.Trapped in the paradox of ending one life to save another, Eli and Meg find that in this life-or-death race against time, one false step could be fatal.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Another physician enters the medical-thriller genre, with mixed results. Surgeon and medical researcher Dr. Eli Branch discovers that seemingly unconnected deaths have something in common, a faulty device implanted in patients to treat certain types of aneurysm. Eli teams up with beautiful Meg Daily, a forensic pathologist, to get to the bottom of the mystery but, along the way, uncovers some damaging secrets about his own father. It's an interesting-enough promise, and Pearson includes a couple of good subplots, but the prose is generally a bit overwritten, or perhaps overwrought. Readers will easily spot passages where the elimination of unnecessary verbiage would have tightened the writing and made the story move at a brisker pace. Despite its flaws, though, the novel will hold the interest of medical-thriller fans, who will wait to see if Pearson improves in future efforts.--Pitt, David Copyright 2008 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Dr. Eli Branch, a young surgeon, appears to have everything going for him when he joins Gates Memorial Hospital in Memphis in Pearson's promising if cliche-laden debut. Branch's wild ride starts after he gets the blame for a botched procedure headed by the chief of vascular surgery. Branch goes from fair-haired boy to pariah at Gates, from rising medical scientist to fugitive suspect as his enemies seek to prevent him from discovering facts that could destroy them. Pearson, himself an M.D., dramatically describes operating scenes and lucidly explains medical issues, from aortic device failures to stem cell therapy. Unfortunately, the plot contains just about every hoary B-movie concept, from corrupt hospital officials and a ruthless medical corporation to a beautiful temptress and secret underground passages. Still, Branch makes an appealing hero as he fights the steep odds against him. Hopefully, he'll be back for a more realistic sequel. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Eli Branch Medical thriller
#1 - Rupture
#2 - Public anatomy
Subjects Surgeons -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher Ipswich, Mass. : Lancaster :Oceanview ;2009
Gazelle [distributor],
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 273 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781933515236 (hbk.)
1933515236 (hbk.)
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