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Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Patient

Jesse Copeland is a neurosurgeon at Eastern Massachusetts Medical Center in Boston. She has been experimenting with a surgical robot that is used to eradicate brain tumors. An evil terrorist shows up at the hospital demanding the new robot be used on what he was told was an inoperable fatal tumor. If she does not submit to his demands he will release a deadly gas throughout the city. He kills four people in a lab with the gas just to demonstrate he is serious. How can Jesse operate on a killer? But she must in order to save innocent lives.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Medical Thriller    -   Yes Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   generic terrorists Search for technology?    -   bioweapon/cure

Main Character

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

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Boston Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   biology/medical Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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