Deadly Errors Book Summary and Study Guide

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Neurosurgeon Dr. Tyler Matthews reports his boss, who is involved in a Medicare scam. Soon thereafter he is investigated by the DEA for possessing illegal drugs. His lawyer suggests he accepts a government deal in spite of his insistence that he is being framed. If he refuses he might never practice medicine again. He has already lost his wife Nancy because of the drug charge, so he reluctantly agrees.
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Later, Matthews finds work at a medical center in Seattle where a computerized record keeping system is being tested that is expected to dramatically reduce medical errors. When his patient unexpectedly dies, he investigates and concludes that the record system is flawed, causing the death and reports his findings. With millions of dollars at stake if the software is rejected, the bad guys strike back with a vengeance.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Medical Thriller    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   unethical drug company What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect    -   Big focus on forensic evidence Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   biology/medical Unusual forms of death    -   radiation Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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