A Case of Need - Michael Crichton

A Case of Need

By Michael Crichton

  • Release Date: 2013-07-23
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
4
From 178 Ratings

Description

The death of a doctor’s daughter may be malpractice—or murder—in this novel by a #1 New York Timesbestselling author: “I loved it” (Stephen King).

In the tightly knit world of Boston medicine, the Randall family reigns supreme. When heart surgeon J. D. Randall’s teenage daughter dies during a botched abortion, the medical community threatens to explode. Was it malpractice? A violation of the Hippocratic Oath? Or was Karen Randall murdered in cold blood?
The natural suspect is Arthur Lee, a brilliant surgeon and known abortionist, who has been carrying out the illegal procedure with the help of pathologist John Berry. After Karen dies, Lee is thrown in jail on a murder charge, and only Berry can prove his friend wasn’t the one who wielded the scalpel. Behind this gruesome death, Berry will uncover a secret that would shock even the most hardened pathologist.
An Edgar Award–winning novel by the author of such blockbusters as The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park—and creator of the long-running NBC drama ER—A Case of Need is a “superb” medical-thriller mystery (Los Angeles Times).
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author’s estate.

Reviews

  • Not his best book.

    3
    By Jack marino
    Although interesting and holding one's attention, the situation of a physician doing criminal detective work and acting like a police investigator I was too hard to swallow.The plot becomes much too "Peyton placey", and there were too many incorrect medical situations in the book.