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An explosive thriller from New York Times bestselling author and master of the medical thriller Robin Cook

"Gripping . . . terrifying" New York Times

Newly minted chief resident at Boston Memorial Hospital Noah Rothauser is swamped in his new position, from managing the surgical schedules to dealing with the fallouts from patient deaths. Known for its medical advances, the famed teaching hospital has fitted several ORs as "hybrid operating rooms of the future"-an improvement that seems positive until an anesthesia error during a routine procedure results in the death of an otherwise healthy man. Noah suspects Dr. William Mason, an egotistical, world-class surgeon, of an error during the operation and of tampering with the patient's record afterward. But Mason is quick to blame anesthesiologist, Dr. Ava London.

When more anesthesia-related deaths start to occur, Noah is forced to question all of the residents on his staff, including Ava, and he quickly realizes there's more to her than what he sees. A social-media junkie, Ava has created multiple alternate personas for herself on the Internet. With his own job and credibility now in jeopardy, Noah must decide which doctor is at fault and who he can believe-before any more lives are lost.

PRAISE FOR ROBIN COOK

"Robin Cook virtually invented the medical thriller in the 1970s with Coma" Guardian

"Likeable heroes, a compelling medical mystery and growing suspense - the result is a highly entertaining read. Commercial fiction, at its best, is pure entertainment. But Cook, like Michael Crichton, offers readers a smart dissection of contemporary issues that affect us all." USA Today

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781447298564
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 25/09/2018
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Crime & mystery
    Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    Fiction & related items / Thriller / suspense
  • Imprint: Pan
  • Pages: 448
  • Price: $17.99

An explosive thriller from New York Times bestselling author and master of the medical thriller Robin Cook

"Gripping . . . terrifying" New York Times

Newly minted chief resident at Boston Memorial Hospital Noah Rothauser is swamped in his new position, from managing the surgical schedules to dealing with the fallouts from patient deaths. Known for its medical advances, the famed teaching hospital has fitted several ORs as "hybrid operating rooms of the future"-an improvement that seems positive until an anesthesia error during a routine procedure results in the death of an otherwise healthy man. Noah suspects Dr. William Mason, an egotistical, world-class surgeon, of an error during the operation and of tampering with the patient's record afterward. But Mason is quick to blame anesthesiologist, Dr. Ava London.

When more anesthesia-related deaths start to occur, Noah is forced to question all of the residents on his staff, including Ava, and he quickly realizes there's more to her than what he sees. A social-media junkie, Ava has created multiple alternate personas for herself on the Internet. With his own job and credibility now in jeopardy, Noah must decide which doctor is at fault and who he can believe-before any more lives are lost.

PRAISE FOR ROBIN COOK

"Robin Cook virtually invented the medical thriller in the 1970s with Coma" Guardian

"Likeable heroes, a compelling medical mystery and growing suspense - the result is a highly entertaining read. Commercial fiction, at its best, is pure entertainment. But Cook, like Michael Crichton, offers readers a smart dissection of contemporary issues that affect us all." USA Today

Author Information

Doctor and author Robin Cook is widely credited with introducing the word 'medical' to the thriller genre, and forty years after the publication of his breakthrough novel, Coma, he continues to dominate the category he created. Robin Cook has successfully combined medical fact with fiction to produce over thirty international bestsellers, including Outbreak, Terminal and Contagion.