A Case of Need Author:Michael Crichton "Dr. Berry, a nice girl from a good family bled to death in Boston Memorial Hospital - after an illegal abortion. Karen was young and pretty and sweet, and she got butchered. But not by some $200 quack, by your respectable friend, Dr. Lee!" "What makes you so sure it was Dr. Lee?" "Because Karen told her mother. And Mrs. Randall will swear ... more »under oath that Arthur Lee murdered her daughter."
When the best-known secret in Boston medicine - that brilliant gynecologist Arthur Lee performs justified abortions - is exposed by his arrest for murder, only Dr. John Berry rallies to his friend's defense - and risks his own career to prove Lee innocent. His search for the truth, which takes him through hospital labs, mansions and addicts' pads, from the depths of the hippie underworld to the hights of Boston society, makes for one of the most fascinating, revealing novels in years.« less