A Case of Need

by Michael Crichton | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1480400637 Global Overview for this book
Registered by AnonymousFriend of Wantirna South, Victoria Australia on 8/14/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by AnonymousFriend from Wantirna South, Victoria Australia on Friday, August 14, 2020
Early Crichton novel, from 1968 under the pen name of Jeffrey Hudson, shows promise but is a tangle of too many characters, late surprise revelations that really don’t have anything to do with the main plot thread, and an up-in-the-air ending with the protagonist, after 400 pages of dogged investigation, seeming to just walk away from the final reveal. In the tightly knit world of Boston medicine, the Randall family reigns supreme. When heart surgeon J. D. Randall's teenage daughter dies during a botched abortion, the medical community threatens to explode. Was it malpractice? A violation of the Hippocratic Oath? Or was Karen Randall murdered in cold blood? The natural suspect is Arthur Lee, a brilliant surgeon and known abortionist, who has been carrying out the illegal procedure with the help of pathologist John Berry. After Karen dies, Lee is thrown in jail on a murder charge, and only Berry can prove his friend wasn't the one who wielded the scalpel. Behind this gruesome death, Berry will uncover a secret that would shock even the most hardened pathologist.

Released 1 mo ago (3/4/2021 UTC) at McDonald's Book Exchange Shelf in Nunawading, Victoria Australia

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Journal Entry 3 by wingmarmee463wing at Nunawading, Victoria Australia on Thursday, March 04, 2021
Caught today.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Friday, March 19, 2021
I believe this is Michael Crichton's first novel and it was an excellent debut, the rest is history. A medical mystery, it is a compelling read taking me back to a time when abortion was illegal and doctors still smoked cigarettes. Worth reading.

Released 2 wks ago (4/2/2021 UTC) at Melbourne Central Little Library in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia

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