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THE FOURTH PROCEDURE
by Stanley Pottinger | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by siriradha of Colorado Springs, Colorado USA on 8/3/2003
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by siriradha from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA on Sunday, August 03, 2003

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Publisher's Weekly - Cahners\\Publishers_Weekly
Mining the emotional cauldron of abortion rights, this superbly crafted medical thriller deftly probes every conceivable angle through characters that would seem clichéd if they weren't so visible in today's headlines. Pottinger lays out his riveting debut on a vast canvas, topping it off with a brazen plot twist virtually guaranteed to thrill some readers and appall others-but leave no one unmoved. He has painstakingly assembled a large (though never unwieldy) cast, carefully maneuvering them through interlocking scenarios that are both individually engrossing and collectively formidable. The story is centered on N.Y. congressman Jack MacLeod and organ transplant pioneer Dr. Rachel Redpath, each of whom has lost a loved one to a back-alley abortionist and has made pro-choice politics a priority. This commitment is shared by Rachel's best friend-and Jack's live-in lover-Victoria, a Washington, D.C., lawyer who defends battered women. Added to the potent mix are, among others, an influential, 27-year Senate veteran; the president of a heavily funded anti-abortion society, a strong Washington lobby; and a pro-life appellate judge who becomes Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Such often standard-issue devices as blackmail, dicey pregnancies, bombings and mysteriously appearing corpses are given new vigor in this novel's dexterous plotting. Pottinger handily proves the adage that politics makes strange bedfellows, adding ironic twists that skewer long-accepted assumptions.
 


Journal Entry 2 by siriradha at Coffee Warehouse, 526 S Tejon in Colorado Springs, Colorado USA on Tuesday, September 14, 2004

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Released 13 yrs ago (9/14/2004 UTC) at Coffee Warehouse, 526 S Tejon in Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

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Journal Entry 3 by Cassandra999 from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA on Wednesday, September 15, 2004

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Journal Entry 4 by Cassandra999 from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA on Monday, September 20, 2004

6 out of 10

Good thriller: nicely plotted and well worked out. I found the characters a bit wooden and unsympathetic, however, and the descriptive passages a bit contrived. A good read if one likes the mystery-thriller genre, and doesn't mind graphic violence and gore. 


Journal Entry 5 by Cassandra999 at Safeway Circle & Galley in Colorado Springs, Colorado USA on Monday, September 20, 2004

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Released 13 yrs ago (9/20/2004 UTC) at Safeway Circle & Galley in Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

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