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.
Very frightening book about the world of HMOs. Slow start, but picked up halfway through and went screechingly fast at the end.
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.)
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.