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Signet, Nov 2001, 6.99, 416 pp.
ISBN: 0451205294

    Memorial Medical Center in Greater Los Angeles is the base of operations for world-renowned forensic pathologist Joanna Blalock. Together with her significant other, police officer Jake Sinclair, she logs in more work hours in a week than most people put in a month. Right now both are working on cases that overlap which means they are spending even more time together.
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    The duo concludes that a female assassin has killed at least three people in the area. One of the victims was a Russian immigrant who had buried ten perfectly preserved fetuses without organs in a vacant lot. The second deceased was a venture capitalist funding a bioengineering complex. The third dead person is a geneticist who worked at the bioengineering company funded by the second victim. If the intrepid pair can find the link tying the trio together they might track down the lethal hellion and her patrons ordering the hits.

    Leonard Goldberg provides readers with a full look into the good, the bad, and the ugly world of genetics with his top rate medical thriller FATAL CARE. The story line is on a par with the best of Cornwell and Palmer. The dynamic investigators make quite a team and the killer is a driven professional. All this leads to a fast clip at the start and continues at a record that fast pace that never slows down until the end.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

How difficult to spot villain?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Medical Thriller    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   wild experiments on people    -   bio manip. to get new abilities    -   bad docs cutting corners    -   cloning tech What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   50% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Big focus on forensic evidence    -   Big focus on autopsies Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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