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A defrocked medical doctor discovers that blood is a very valuable commodity. When used to bill the Medicaid system for bogus lab tests, it is worth millions of dollars to him. Covertly taking control of a number of small, independently owned clinical laboratories in the South Bronx he gradually expands his criminal enterprise. A crucial element to the fraud is a blood supply. To meet this need blood is purchased from street people and drug addicts. The fraud runs as planned until one of the blood donors is drawn too many times in too short a time and is hospitalized. State fraud investigators are called in and the doctor is forced to fight for his survival. He will stop at nothing to keep out of prison, including murder.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% 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 Crime plotlets:    -   white collar fraud or theft Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   evil corporation/rich guy

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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