Doing Harm

Doing Harm

Paperback - 2014
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Doctors are supposed to save lives. But when a killer is on
the loose-in a hospital-all bets are off...
Chief resident Steve Mitchell is the quintessential surgeon: ambitious, intelligent, confident. Charged with molding a group of medical trainees into doctors, and in line for a coveted job, Steve has a bright future. But when a hospital patient mysteriously dies, it becomes clear that it's a case of foul play. And the killer is set on playing a deadly game with Steve.
"Skillfully wrought...breathtaking."
- Library Journal (starred review)
Someone is holding information that could ruin Steve's career-and his marriage-and is willing to kill to achieve his means. Now, alone and under a cloud of suspicion, Steve must discover a way to outsmart his opponent and save the killer's next victim before the cycle repeats itself, again and again...
" Doing Harm is a terrific medical thriller-compelling,
gripping, and terrifying."-Harlan Coben

This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.

Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Paperbacks, c2014
ISBN: 9781250033482
Branch Call Number: PB FIC PAR
Characteristics: xi, 464 pages ; 19 cm

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adrienne88
Jun 25, 2016

Very enjoyable and interesting, although ending was somewhat "Hollywood"-like and predictable - in fact, I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up on the big screen. Hope to read more from this writer soon.

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Russ_A
May 28, 2015

This is the best book, or at least the most exciting, I’ve read in a long time. It begins with a series of intense surgical scenes that could only have been written by a surgeon, a urologist, to be specific. The life and death moments, mostly death, had me on the edge of my chair for the first half of the book. Then it turns into a murder mystery of sorts, with a scary, creepy believability to it that sent chills up my spine. I hope I’m never treated at that hospital! Two more big surprises caught me off guard before the final denouement. The writing is clear and crisp and intelligent. I highly recommend this book.

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gusmcrae
Dec 17, 2014

Pretty solid medical thriller. Not the best one ever written, I'm sure. But if you want a fast-paced read that will keep you guessing, this will do it. It reminds me a lot of Harlan Coben's work. The writing is fairly simplistic, so not heavy by any means (though medical terminology does appear throughout.)

I will probably look for his next book down the line.

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Debbi_0
Mar 27, 2014

For a first book it's a good read! I will be adding him to my authors to look for.

ChristchurchLib Mar 09, 2014

"Chief resident Steve Mitchell seems to have a charmed life -- at least until he botches a major surgery and makes a decision that puts his happy marriage at risk. But he soon discovers that he's been drawn into a deadly game run by a beautiful psychopath who's using her access to the hospital to commit murder. And unless he plays along, more people will die. Fortunately, he's got an ally in his junior resident, a pragmatic former Marine who's willing to help out. With extremely vivid writing about medical procedures, this debut isn't for the squeamish, but those who thrive on tension will be rewarded by a tantalising payoff. Thrillers and Suspense March 2014 Newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/4e094271-7a6c-4526-9ef2-415c153c18ca?postId=18927596-1a79-4a5f-8a46-86587c18fccf

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