Charlatans (A Medical Thriller) (Paperback)

By Robin Cook

G.P. Putnam's Sons, 9780735212503, 512pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2018

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Description

The explosive new thriller from the New York Times-bestselling author and master of the medical thriller, now in paperback.

Newly minted chief resident at Boston Memorial Hospital Noah Rothauser is swamped in his new position, from managing the surgical schedules to dealing with the fallout from patient deaths. Known for its medical advances, the famed teaching hospital has fitted several ORs as "hybrid operating rooms of the future"--an improvement that seems positive until an anesthesia error during a routine procedure results in the death of an otherwise healthy man. Noah suspects Dr. William Mason, an egotistical, world-class surgeon, of an error during the operation and for tampering with the patient's record afterward. But Mason is quick to blame anesthesiologist Dr. Ava London.

When more anesthesia-related deaths start to occur, Noah is forced to question all of the residents on his staff, including Ava, and quickly realizes there's more to her than what he sees. A social media junkie, Ava has created multiple alternate personas for herself on the Internet. With his own job and credibility now in jeopardy, Noah must decide which doctor is at fault and who he can believe--before any more lives are lost.


About the Author

Robin Cook, MD, is the author of more than 30 books and is credited with popularizing the medical thriller with his groundbreaking and wildly successful 1977 novel, Coma. He divides his time among Florida, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.


Praise For Charlatans (A Medical Thriller)

“Tantalizing.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“Where Cook shines is in illuminating that combination of impersonal professionalism and potential terror haunting every hospital corridor. A return to form for the master of medical malevolence.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Cook has been cranking out best-selling medical thrillers since the mid-1970s, and he long ago worked out a formula that works for his fans. [Charlatans] is no exception, proving once again that there is comfort and entertainment to be found in the familiar.”Booklist

Praise for Robin Cook’s Host

 
“Spellbinding...Host is Robin Cook at his very best.” —Suspense Magazine
 
“Engrossing...Cook does a good job of making the medicine intelligible.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“A witch’s brew of weird science and unbridled greed, Cook’s newest medical thriller will boost the blood pressure of anyone facing hospitalization.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“Brutally intense...A medical thriller cannot get any better than Host.”—Associated Press