From Publishers Weekly
Dooling's 1992 debut novel features a young doctor ensnared in a legal battle over the fate of a comatose man.
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From Library Journal
This novel moves between the extremely vivid realities of a hospital's intensive care unit to the surreal dreaming of terminally ill patients. It describes the hospital setting from the viewpoint of a young resident, Peter Werner Ernst. Ernst is caught up in many crises, including a legal battle between two daughters who are fighting for control of their father's money. One daughter wants to end his life support systems immediately so that she can inherit his fortune. The other daughter wants to prolong his life for a few months so that the fortune will fall to her. Through their manipulations, Ernst faces the decision of whether to let the man live or die. Detailed descriptions of the frenetic hospital activity make this exciting to read. Recommended for popular fiction collections.- Kathy Armendt Sorci, IIT Re search Inst., Annapolis, Md.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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