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Book Review: Terminal Care by Christopher Stookey

Title: Terminal Care
Author: Christopher Stookey
Publisher: Silver Leaf Books
Published: June 1, 2010
ISBN: 978-1609750299

Summary: Phil Pescoe, the 37-year-old emergency physician at Deaconess Hospital in San Francisco, becomes alarmed by a dramatic increase in the number of deaths on the East Annex (the Alzheimer's Ward). The deaths coincide with the initiation of a new drug study on the annex where a team of neurologists have been administering "NAF"-an experimental and highly promising treatment for Alzheimer's disease-to half of the patients on the ward.

This book has everything I love in a novel.  Mystery, suspense, medical drama, (my FAVORITE t.v. show is House!) well developed characters, and even some romance. Phil is one of those characters that will stop at nothing in order to do whats right and I love that.  He is suspended for supposed medical misconduct but he continues to investigate the unusual deaths in the East Annex.  He teams up with a fellow doctor and together they attempt to solve the mystery before more of the patients die.

I also love that the author is himself an ER doctor.  I think that gives the story a believability that  a lot of novels lack.  It is one thing to talk to a doctor about the ER and diseases but it is another thing entirely to have lived it first hand.  I highly recommend this book to people who love medical dramas or  good mysteries.
Warning: This book will hook you in so make sure you don't start reading it at night unless you like being sleep deprived.  You will be unable to put it down!!
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Blogger Randi said...

Sounds interesting! I'll have to check this one out, I love medical dramas. :)

September 24, 2010 at 2:00 PM  

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