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The Sisterhood Mass Market Paperback – December 1, 1994
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"Terrific, a compellingly suspenseful tale." -- Clive Cluser.
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This one focuses on Dr. David Shelton, who is working to rebuild his career after a tragic accident and personal downfall. He agrees to take over his boss' caseload for the weekend. That was a fateful decision as one of his patients died and was discovered to be murdered. Shelton is then up against something sinister among the nurses ~~ The Sisterhood ~~ who believe in mercy killing. Framed for the murder, Shelton is on the run and soon, everyone close to him is dying.
This is a pretty good first attempt ~~ I know that I will be nervous going into the hospital again! (I would NOT recommend reading this just before surgery!) I have to give this to my sister-in-law who is a nurse to see what she says. It's pretty creepy! This book is perfect for these cold rainy nights we've been having in Ohio!
So if you're new to Michael Palmer, you can't miss with this one! Like his other books, this one will draw you in!
Unlike the "stretch", if not medico-sci-fi premises of Cook, this story has a very believable premise: that a group of well-intentioned nurses have formed a secret society that very selectively practices euthanasia on "appropriate" patients. Remember this was written several years before Dr. Kevorkian, in just a slightly different way, shed so much light on this subject. So part of the book is a light, but thought provoking, discussion of the morality and or virtues (or not) of mercy killing.
The suspense really picks up when one of these killings goes sour. Subbing for a prominent surgeon, our leading man, Dr. David Shelton, into whose life a lot of tragedy has already fallen, has a recent operative patient die on him. Between the outrage of the head surgeon and the thoroughness of our hero, the autopsy reveals foul play. The "sisterhood" has to go into action to take unusual measures to cover its tracks, point to Shelton as the murderer, and put out contracts on the nurse, Christine Beall, who we already know actually did the deed, and our doctor as well. Literally running for their lives, Christine and David wind up romantically involved as well, just adding to the fun.Read more ›
If you've read any of Michael Palmer's books, this is a typical one. There are several that are better.
This is what I would categorize as a vacation book.
Perish the thought.
Scary scenario if you are about to be hospitalized. Actually, only under certain circumstances very clearly explained in the book. I may have another serious surgery in 2013 but this is not going to discourage me from doing so...
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As always an interesting book some of it quite true I am surePublished 3 months ago by Herbert M Johnson
Interesting, kept my attention, contrast personalities, provided a degree of suspense to bring me back to the book. Read morePublished 10 months ago by June Baker
I am a big ready of medical thriller's and find this one to be one of the best I have read in a whileI found this book to have many surprise twists, believable characters, a strong... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Anne Ther Luper