For David Ransom, it begins as an open-and-shut case. Malpractice. As attorney for a grieving family, he's determined to hang a negligent doctor. Then Dr. Kate Chesne storms into his office, dating him to seek out the truth -- that she's being framed. First, it was Kate's career that was in jeopardy. Then, when another body is discovered, David begins to believe her. Suddenly, it's much more. Somewhere in the Honolulu hospital, a killer walks freely among patients and staff. And now David finds himself asking the same questions Kate is desperate to have answered. Who is next? And why?
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Sunday Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen is one of the biggest names in crime fiction. A former doctor, Tess has now retired from medicine to write full-time. She and her family live in Maine.
Erin Yuen has recorded over 20 audiobooks and DVDs, including short story collections, romance novels, and children's books. AudioFile Magazine has noted Erin's 'vocal flexibility' and ability 'to create a range of distinct voices.' She teaches undergraduate theatre classes at Siena Heights University, as well as acting classes for their afterschool program. In addition to teaching, Erin performs, directs, and coaches acting students in the southeastern Michigan/northwestern Ohio area. She holds a BFA in musical theatre from the University of Michigan. Erin lives with her family in southeastern Michigan.
Melodrama and logical flaws slay this tale of murder and yuppie love. Gerritsen ( A Call After Midnight ) gets off to a flying start with a death during routine surgery. Although medical records suggest the patient died due to an error by anesthesiologist Kate Chesne,sp ok/pk who is sued for malpractice, she persuades David Ransom, lawyer for the victim's parents, that the records are suspect. Together they discover that the "accident" is one of a series of murders. Fortunately for the protagonists, the killer, who has efficiently cut the throats of two other victims and fractured the skull of a third, decides for no convincing reason to indulge in an elaborate frame-up that could easily fail. Characters are also inconsistent: in the beginning David plans to "expose" and "destroy" Kate, but tells her a few pages later that he doesn't attack doctors, only their mistakes. The lovers' squabbling and passion never rise above romance formula; even the author characterizes one of her scenes as "a tableau taken straight out of some soap opera."
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Mira Books, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110778300676
Book Description Mira Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0778300676 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0418178
Book Description Mira Books. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Under the Knife (New edition), Tess Gerritsen. Bookseller Inventory # B9780778300670