Doing Harm

Doing Harm

Large Print - 2014
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Chief resident Steve Mitchell is the quintessential surgeon: ambitious, intelligent, confident. In line for a coveted faculty job, Steve has a bright future. Then a patient mysteriously dies, and it quickly becomes clear that a killer is on the loose in his hospital. A killer set on playing a deadly game with Steve. A killer holding information that could ruin his career and marriage. Alone and under a cloud of suspicion, Steve must discover a way to outsmart his opponent.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
Edition: Large Print edition.
ISBN: 9781410469564
1410469565
Branch Call Number: PARSONS K LP
Characteristics: 595 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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adrienne88
Jun 25, 2016

Very enjoyable and interesting, although ending was somewhat "Hollywood"-like and predictable - in fact, I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up on the big screen. Hope to read more from this writer soon.

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Russ_A
May 28, 2015

This is the best book, or at least the most exciting, I’ve read in a long time. It begins with a series of intense surgical scenes that could only have been written by a surgeon, a urologist, to be specific. The life and death moments, mostly death, had me on the edge of my chair for the first half of the book. Then it turns into a murder mystery of sorts, with a scary, creepy believability to it that sent chills up my spine. I hope I’m never treated at that hospital! Two more big surprises caught me off guard before the final denouement. The writing is clear and crisp and intelligent. I highly recommend this book.

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gusmcrae
Dec 17, 2014

Pretty solid medical thriller. Not the best one ever written, I'm sure. But if you want a fast-paced read that will keep you guessing, this will do it. It reminds me a lot of Harlan Coben's work. The writing is fairly simplistic, so not heavy by any means (though medical terminology does appear throughout.)

I will probably look for his next book down the line.

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Debbi_0
Mar 27, 2014

For a first book it's a good read! I will be adding him to my authors to look for.

ChristchurchLib Mar 09, 2014

"Chief resident Steve Mitchell seems to have a charmed life -- at least until he botches a major surgery and makes a decision that puts his happy marriage at risk. But he soon discovers that he's been drawn into a deadly game run by a beautiful psychopath who's using her access to the hospital to commit murder. And unless he plays along, more people will die. Fortunately, he's got an ally in his junior resident, a pragmatic former Marine who's willing to help out. With extremely vivid writing about medical procedures, this debut isn't for the squeamish, but those who thrive on tension will be rewarded by a tantalising payoff. Thrillers and Suspense March 2014 Newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/4e094271-7a6c-4526-9ef2-415c153c18ca?postId=18927596-1a79-4a5f-8a46-86587c18fccf

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