The Sisterhood Mass Market Paperback – Dec 1 1994
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"Terrific, a compellingly suspenseful tale." -- Clive Cluser.
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Inside Boston Doctors Hospital, patients are dying. In the glare of the operating room, they survive the surgeon's knife. But in the dark, hollow silence of the night, they die. Suddenly, inexplicable, horribly. A tough, bright doctor will risk his very life-to dedicated young nurse unknowingly holds the and the answers. Together they will discover that no one is from...
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Unlike the "stretch", if not medico-sci-fi premises of Cook, this story has a very believable premise: that a group of well-intentioned nurses have formed a secret society that very selectively practices euthanasia on "appropriate" patients. Remember this was written several years before Dr. Kevorkian, in just a slightly different way, shed so much light on this subject. So part of the book is a light, but thought provoking, discussion of the morality and or virtues (or not) of mercy killing.
The suspense really picks up when one of these killings goes sour. Subbing for a prominent surgeon, our leading man, Dr. David Shelton, into whose life a lot of tragedy has already fallen, has a recent operative patient die on him. Between the outrage of the head surgeon and the thoroughness of our hero, the autopsy reveals foul play. The "sisterhood" has to go into action to take unusual measures to cover its tracks, point to Shelton as the murderer, and put out contracts on the nurse, Christine Beall, who we already know actually did the deed, and our doctor as well. Literally running for their lives, Christine and David wind up romantically involved as well, just adding to the fun.Read more ›
The book is based around a highly contriversial topic, euthanasia. Most of Palmer's books have been centered highly around hospitals and procedures. While this one had a doctor and nurse, it didn't seem like one of his typical books. The suspense just wasn't there. I've you've never read a Michael Palmer book, don't start with this one or you'll probably never read another again.
I always recommend his writing and will continue to follow it as religiously as I have in the past.
Always a great recommendation.
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Suspenseful, non-stop action, and interesting subject---mercy killing. Loved the book.Published on Sept. 15 1999 by Tam Sesto
This book took me several months to finish reading it..why? Because I felt so bored half way through the book. Well, I finally forced myself to finish it... Read morePublished on Aug. 7 1999
This was underneath a good story, but Palmer's obvious and utterly mainstream style of description made me feel like I was reading the made-for-TV version of a formerly interesting... Read morePublished on June 25 1999
This is one of the greatest books I have ever read! It has everything that a good book should have, but yet he still finds little cracks to fill in to make it better. Read morePublished on April 1 1999
Suspence, killings, love, medicine, and most of all a very well thought and thrilling plot. When I started the prologue I knew I wouldn't be able to put it down.Published on March 24 1999