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Harmful Intent
Harmful Intent
Author: Robin Cook
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ISBN-13: 9780425125465
ISBN-10: 0425125467
Publication Date: 2/1/1991
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 102 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Pageturner!
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Good Summer read!
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It should have been a routine childbirth. But somehow, the mother died in delivery, tha baby was born brain damaged and Jeffrey Rhodes, the anesthesiologist, is running for his life. charged with malpractice, he is found guilty of harmful intent and reckless disregard for human life. To clear his name Rhodes must follow a fugitive trail into the heart of a medical nightmare. A trial that for some may end in suicide and for others in the most shocking conspiracy of our time.
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suspense
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Exciting plot..lots of action....good character outlines.
"FAST-PACED!"

"LEAVE IT TO DOCTOR-TURNED-NOVELIST ROBIN COOK TO SCARE us ALL TO DEATH with what can happen in hospitals and doctors' offices when medical skill and evil become so intertwined that we don't know where one begins and the other ends."
-Los Angeles Times _

"THRILLER GOLD PLATE. . . Nonstop action, endearing, heroes nifty medical detail, and a charmingly outrageous plot. In short: Cook at his slap-happy best
Kirkus

A NIGHTMARISH JOURNEY Cook again taps into some of the fundamental fears of contemporary culture."
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"SUSPENSEFUL. . .HARROWING . . . EXCITING. . . Law,..medicine, mystery, thriller, chiller-Harmful Intent has it all!" -Soutkbridge News (Mass.)
"WELL-Written .. . QUICK THRILLS. . . Cook has done a masterful job of scaring the daylights out of anyone facing minor surgery. . . A GOOD, QUICK READ!" -Atlanta Journal & Constitution
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This book was very intense and kept me on edge.Read it through in one day.I couldn't put it down !
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It should have been a routine childbirth. But somehow, the mother died in delivery, the baby was born brain-damaged, and Jeffrey Rhodes, the anestheiologist, is running for his life....
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When a mother and her newborn infant die from the anesthetic he has administered, Boston anesthesiologist Dr. Jeffrey Rhodes's life turns into a shambles. Within months he has been financially destroyed in a malpractice suit and convicted of second-degree murder, with a prison term likely. Panicked, he flees and, in desperation, turns to Kelly Everson, the widow of an old friend who committed suicide following a similar tragedy. They discover that both incidents--and others as well--may not have been cases of physician error but rather deliberate murders. The villain, known to the reader early on, is finally uncovered by the duo, whose efforts are complicated by the unrelenting pursuit of Rhodes by a bounty hunter who has been hired by the bail bondsman who stands to lose a small fortune if the convict is not returned to custody. Through two-thirds of its length, this is a fast-paced, albeit improbable, story of the havoc that can be wreaked by a lone madman. Then a sudden twist brings in a new set of villains and reveals an evil conspiracy that snaps belief. Cook, whose medical thrillers invariably land on the bestseller lists, may be asking more credulity than many readers are willing, or able, to provide this time out. Literary Guild alternate.
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Medical Thriller - Frightening
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It should have been a routine childbirdth. But Somehow, the mother died in delivery, the baby was born brain-damaged, and Jeffrey Rhodes, the anesthesiologist, is running for his life.
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It should have been a routine childbirth. But somehow the mother dies in delivery,the baby was born brain-damaged, and Jeffrey Rhodes, the anesthiesologist, is running for his life. Charged with malpractice, he is found guilty of harmful intent and reckless disregard for human life. To clear his name, Rhodes must follow a fugitive trail into the heart of a medical nightmare. A trail that, for some, may end in suicide-and for others, in the most shocking conspiracy of our time...
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A good read.
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Robin Cook's explosive novel of a doctor accused of malpractice-a fugitive on the run who pierces the heart of a shocking medical conspiracy.
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When a mother and her newborn infant die from the anesthetic he has administered, Boston anesthesiologist Dr. Jeffrey Rhodes's life turns into a shambles. Within months he has been financially destroyed in a malpractice suit and convicted of second-degree murder, with a prison term likely. Panicked, he flees and, in desperation, turns to Kelly Everson, the widow of an old friend who committed suicide following a similar tragedy. They discover that both incidents--and others as well--may not have been cases of physician error but rather deliberate murders. The villain, known to the reader early on, is finally uncovered by the duo, whose efforts are complicated by the unrelenting pursuit of Rhodes by a bounty hunter who has been hired by the bail bondsman who stands to lose a small fortune if the convict is not returned to custody.
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"The explosive story of a doctor accused of malpractice--a fugitive on the run who pierces the heart of a shocking medical conspiracy..."
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I couldn't put this book down.
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loved it!!!
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Very well paced; kept my attention throughout.