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The explosive new thriller from New York Times- bestselling author and master of the medical thriller, Robin Cook.

Lynn Peirce, a fourth-year medical student at South Carolina's Mason-Dixon University, thinks she has her life figured out. But when her otherwise healthy boyfriend, Carl, enters the hospital for routine surgery, her neatly ordered life is thrown into total chaos. Carl fails to return to consciousness after the procedure, and an MRI confirms brain death.

Devastated by Carl's condition, Lynn searches for answers. Convinced there's more to the story than what the authorities are willing to reveal, Lynn uses all her resources at Mason-Dixon--including her initially reluctant lab partner, Michael Pender--to hunt down evidence of medical error or malpractice.

What she uncovers, however, is far more disturbing. Hospitals associated with Middleton Healthcare, including the Mason-Dixon Medical Center, have unnervingly high rates of unexplained anesthetic complications and patients contracting serious and terminal illness in the wake of routine hospital admissions.

When Lynn and Michael begin to receive death threats, they know they're into something bigger than either of them anticipated. They soon enter a desperate race against time for answers before shadowy forces behind Middleton Healthcare and their partner, Sidereal Pharmaceuticals, can put a stop to their efforts once and for all.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2015]
Copyright Date: ♭2015
ISBN: 9780399172144
Characteristics: 406 pages

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PCPL
Jun 27, 2017

OK.

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bookie66
Apr 07, 2016

RE-Written Coma.
Very disappointed.

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johnegee
Mar 17, 2016

Written by a twelve-year-old.

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nannerl
Nov 06, 2015

The main character was annoying, lots of holes in the plot, an excess of medical terminology, and poor character development. If you can get past all that, the book is okay to pass the time with, but only barely.

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peggy_15
Oct 22, 2015

COMA with rap and Russians. May be the beginning of a new series. I hope not!

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