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Dr. Craig Bowman has been charged with malpractice over a death of one of his patients. His practice is in Concierge Medicine which is a new type of medical practice whereby patients who can afford a substantial upfront fee can get tailored medical care including house calls.
When Patience Stanford dies suddenly from a heart attack, Dr. Bowman is charged with a malpractice suit brought on by Jordan Stanhope, the patient's husband. Dr. Bowman's narcissistic personality gets in the way of his defense and his wife Alexis, calls on her estranged brother Jack, a medical examiner in New York, to come and help with the investigation.
As Jack digs deeper into the facts and requests an exhumation of the body for autopsy, the nightmare begins. Jack is threatened and roughed up by the plaintiff's thugs which only increases his determination to do the autopsy. Jack's time is running out though as the trial is coming to a close and his wedding is only days away in New York.
The review of this Book prepared by Dana Riedberger








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Medical Thriller    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   poisoning What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   10% Murder of certain profession?    -   the rich! Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Big focus on autopsies Kind of investigator    -   skilled citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   wedding preparations

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   40's-50's

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Boston Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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