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Dr David and Dr Angela Wilson's daughter Nikki had developed a rare disease of lungs since birth. For the better of their daughter, they planned to move to Bartlet (a small community town ) where fresh air was in abundance. Moreover, David and Angela were satiated by the normal routine and odds of the city life. The Wilsons were enthralled by the freshness in air as well as by the scenic beauty of the town, during their first visit to Bartlet. Morover, Bartlet Community Hospital, Bartlet promised them an impressive salary, which gave them a hope to clear their respective debts. Finally, the Wilsons shifted to Bartlet and hoped to start a new life.
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                     Bartlet Community Hospital was a type of hospital David had always dreamed of working in. With the modern and state-of-the-art machines and an own office of his own, David was very happy with his first job. Days turned into months. A day came when David lost his first patient. The next day, David lost another
patient without any reason. What bothered David was that both these patients died of the same symptoms. In the same week, David lost two more patients with the same symptoms. David tried to find out the unusual cause of death. But,the hospital authorities go against him telling him that the various tests to be performed for finding the cause of death would turn out to be very expensive, and that they were saving money to prevent the hospital from being bankrupt. David could not see his patients die just like that, and he paid no heed to the authorities. After a final warning from the authorities, David lost his job.
                   Still, David was perseverant to find the cause of death. This led his family's and his own life in danger. Finally, David finds out that the hospital is not saving patients, it is saving money.
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A husband and wife doctor team move to a small town in Vermont in order to start their practices and pay back the large debt they owe. Come to find out a murder has taken place, with the police taking no real initiative in finding the killer, as it was revenge on the account of many people. Also, the man's patient's are dying unexplicably, developing the same symptoms of unknown origin. The duo suspects a conspiracy of sorts and even hires a private investigator to help them get some answers in this action-packed thriller
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Medical Thriller    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   bad docs cutting corners Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male    -   Female Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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