Fatal Cure

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Penguin, 1993 - Fiction - 464 pages
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From the master of the medical thriller comes a heart-stopping tale of intrigue and mystery set at the uncertain juncture of medical care and financial pragmatism; a story that reads like today's headlines. Fatal Cure is a hair-raising, timely foray into the dark side of medical reform, proving that with "managed care" the unthinkable can be as close as the local hospital. 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 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. Mystery thriller and romance, a story rich inmedical lore, Fatal Cure is Robin Cook at his probing, timely, page-turning best.
 

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wow, if you like Medical fiction, you will love this book. Imagine if sojmething like this happened at your hospital. this book will keep you hocked as more and more people die, and no body can figure out why.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
19
Section 3
37
Section 4
49
Section 5
56
Section 6
62
Section 7
74
Section 8
83
Section 15
197
Section 16
218
Section 17
235
Section 18
246
Section 19
272
Section 20
292
Section 21
309
Section 22
331

Section 9
101
Section 10
113
Section 11
121
Section 12
132
Section 13
145
Section 14
179
Section 23
355
Section 24
378
Section 25
401
Section 26
440
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Robin Cook, M.D., is the author of more than thirty books and is credited with popularizing the medical thriller with his wildly successful first novel, Coma. He divides his time among Florida, New Hampshire, and Boston. His most recent novels include Host, Cell, and Nano.

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