|Plot Summary of Heart Block|
This a medical thriller that takes a heart surgeon to the brink of disaster.
This synopsis report prepared by Carol Haddad
Trying to escape a painful past, the introverted cardiac surgeon Dr. Lisa Horvath arrives at the secluded Pine Hill Memorial Hospital. Her boss is the disfigured and chauvinistic Dr. John Hunsicker, Pine Hill's Chief of Surgery. Within days of Lisa's arrival, several cardiac bypass patients die from mysterious causes. Careful examination reveals that these patients suffered from complete and fatal heart block. When two more patients die suddenly despite uncomplicated surgery and excellent post-operative care, Lisa begins to suspect the worst. She wonders who would want to harm innocent patients...and why.
An injection found at the scene of the crime leads Lisa and John to believe that the deaths are no accident. When a close colleague of John's is violently murdered, the unlikely pair finds themselves running for their lives in search of the truth only to find the pathway obscured by past betrayals and hidden enemies. Both intensely private, Lisa and John struggle to fight their own problems while they investigate the murders and the possible motives behind them.
This synopsis report prepared by Soo Kim Abboud, M.D.
|Chapter Analysis of Heart Block|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
- wild experiments on people
- bad docs cutting corners
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- Super genius
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript. of breasts
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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