Bitter Medicine (V. I. Warshawski)

by Sara Paretsky | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0345347226 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingJudySlump612wing of Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on 1/14/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by wingJudySlump612wing from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Paretsky's books are always fun to read, and this is one of her better ones. There's some interesting medical details in here, as well as the usual plot twists and quick thinking by Warshawski. It's also a good look at the decisions faced by hospital administrators looking too greedily at their bottom lines.

Paretsky uses a great line as the title of her first chapter: "The Land Beyond O'Hare." It really stuck in my head. If Chicagoans don't use it to describe the remoter suburbs, they're wasting a great opportunity. It could only work where there's a physical barrier (like Lake Michigan) forcing expansion in one direction. Although there are quite a few places, like the Twin Cities, where the phrase "Outside the Beltway" has the same effect.

But that's just one person's opinion. Future readers, what do YOU think of this book?

Journal Entry 2 by wingJudySlump612wing at by mail, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (1/14/2015 UTC) at by mail, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Placed in quietorchid's Medicine Chest bookbox

Journal Entry 3 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Thursday, January 15, 2015
I am delighted JudySlump612 offered this to the Medicine Chest Bookbox! Wonderful book. Here's my review from earlier:

1998 mystery with V.I. Warshawski. Unfortunately it is still topical and true.

When a young high risk pregnant friend of VI's goes into labor way out in the boonies, Vic follows the phone advice of the 17 year old's obstetrician and takes Consuelo to the nearest high level neonatal emergency room. Consuelo and her child do not survive. And then comes the death of Consuelo's other doctor who went to the hospital to help with the case. And Lottie's clinic suffers a disturbance and medical files disappear. Warshawski must unravel the links between bad medical practice and profits quickly, before the carnage spreads further.

Journal Entry 4 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Saturday, February 14, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (2/14/2015 UTC) at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

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Left on the shelf to find a new reader!Put in the Medicine Chest V Bookbox.

Journal Entry 5 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Friday, August 21, 2015
Taking from quietorchid's Medicine Chest V Bookbox.

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