Heart Block Book Summary and Study Guide

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This a medical thriller that takes a heart surgeon to the brink of disaster.
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The review of this Book 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.

The review of this Book prepared by Soo Kim Abboud, M.D.

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Plot & Themes

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% Medical Thriller    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   wild experiments on people    -   bad docs cutting corners Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   descript. of breasts Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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