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Fatal Cure
Fatal Cure
Author: Robin Cook
With its state-of-the-art facility and peaceful Vermont setting, the Bartlet Community Hospital offered Doctors Angela and David Wilson a chance to work within an enlightened system of "managed care" and a perfect place to raise their daughter. Their dreams turn to nightmares when one by one, their patients inexplicably begin to die.
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425145630
ISBN-10: 0425145638
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 464
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 141 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Cook, bestselling medical suspense author does it again...healthcare reform, murder and deadly irradiation combine to propel you along the gruesome corridors of a community hospital with a horrific twist.
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Very frightening book about the world of HMOs. Slow start, but picked up halfway through and went screechingly fast at the end.
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Cook's medical thriller genre mires down in this offering as the author repeatedly drags in his soapbox to lecture the reader about the evils of managed care. There's a pretty good story here, but Cook won't get out of his own way and let it unfold. (He also needs to hire a copy editor who knows the difference between a shotgun and a rifle.)
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The characters were not believable. The dialog was artificial. Whatever suspense there might have been was ruined by a trite and muddy plot that threw in a little bit of everything--sexual harassment, murder, mysterious microbes--and then buried it all under the author's agenda. Cook isn't an author I'll be trying again.
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I am a huge Cook fan so I held out and made it through the beginning which was very slow. After that the plot does pick up pace but the characters are not well developed but overall the book was well written and it made for an easy read.
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With the state-of-art facility and peaceful Vermont setting, the Bartlet Community Hospital seems like a dream come true. It offered doctors David and Angela Wilson new career opportunities, a chance to work within an enlightened system of "managed care"- and a perfect place to raise their daughter, who suffers from cystic fibrosis. But then, one by one, their dreams turned to nightmares. And day by day, their patients begin to die.


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