Fatal Cure Author:Robin Cook Doctors Angela and David Wilson believe they have found personal and professional bliss when they opt to leave the university medical center for Bartlet Community Hospital, a modern, state-of-the-art medical facility in scenic Bartlet, Vermont. For Angela, a pathologist, and David, an internist/primary-care physician, Bartlet seems to be a dream... more » come true: a town with green lawns and crystal lakes that is an idyllic haven from urban crime and pollution; a chance for a home of their own and a resurgence of romance in their relationship; a perfect environment for their eight-year-old daughter, Nikki, who suffers from cystic fibrosis; and the opportunity to work within an enlightened system of "managed care." But all is not what it seems. After a resplendent fall, a stark landscape looms in Bartlet that reveals more than the skeletons of the trees. Gradually at first and then at a quickening pace, the Wilsons' earthly Nirvana disintegrates as mysterious, unexplained deaths become more than coincidences. The deadly nightmare of their life threatens them all, even Nikki, the most vulnerable. Fighting for their careers as well as for the very survival of their family, Angela and David must conquer the evil that confronts each of them before they are consumed by the horror.« less
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.