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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.