|Plot Summary of Crisis|
Dr. Craig Bowman has been charged with malpractice over a death of one of his patients. His practice is in Concierge Medicine which is a new type of medical practice whereby patients who can afford a substantial upfront fee can get tailored medical care including house calls.
When Patience Stanford dies suddenly from a heart attack, Dr. Bowman is charged with a malpractice suit brought on by Jordan Stanhope, the patient's husband. Dr. Bowman's narcissistic personality gets in the way of his defense and his wife Alexis, calls on her estranged brother Jack, a medical examiner in New York, to come and help with the investigation.
As Jack digs deeper into the facts and requests an exhumation of the body for autopsy, the nightmare begins. Jack is threatened and roughed up by the plaintiff's thugs which only increases his determination to do the autopsy. Jack's time is running out though as the trial is coming to a close and his wedding is only days away in New York.
This synopsis report prepared by Dana Riedberger
|Chapter Analysis of Crisis|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 40%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
- the rich!
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Big focus on autopsies
Kind of investigator
- skilled citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- wedding preparations
- New York
- scientific labs
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
A lot of techno jargon?
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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