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Ryn Pitts

Autor(a) de Deadly Benefits

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Deadly Benefits (2013) 7 cópias

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A medical thriller set in Fargo, North Dakota, in which a pharmacist (who works part-time at a local hospital) and a resident are distressed and puzzled when a young woman with chron's disease gets what appears to be an infection and dies. She was using a mail-order medication prescribed by a senior physician who we soon learn stands to benefit from his prescriptions, but the company providing the medication is being investigated for fraud.

This is quite an entertaining mystery with a lot of insider detail about the workings of a hospital and a pharmacy - so much so that at times it's at times a bit overwhelming, though hospital employees would likely enjoy seeing their workplace culture used for criminal purposes. The characters are vivid, from Heli Harri the pharmacist, who has deep ties to her Finnish roots and is burning the candle at both ends trying to make a go of her independent pharmacy, to the Indian chief resident, to the obnoxious senior physician who thinks he's too good for the Midwestern hospital but is actually a good diagnostician (if lacking in morals). The opening scenes lay out the threads that carry through the book. The reader has to pay attention to the times for these scenes, though, to assemble the events of the patient's last days. As it turns out, there's a lot going on in this hospital, and not everyone who works there wants its patients to get well.

Thanks to the author, who through a common friend provided me with a review copy.
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bfister | Feb 8, 2014 |

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Obras
1
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7
Popularidade
#1,123,407
Avaliação
½ 2.5
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1
ISBNs
2