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A Case of Need

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 416 Nombre de pages
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When a young woman dies mysteriously on an operating table and her physician is accused of murder, a colleague's investigation takes him from a deadly sex and drug underworld to the heights of Boston society as he searches for the truth

ldquo;SUPERB.”—Los Angeles Times

“I love anything Michael Crichton writes, but his early medical thrillers have been favorites of mine.”— Stephen King
 
“Crichton’s writing is cinematic, with powerful visual images and nonstop action. [His books] should come with hot buttered popcorn.”—Newsweek

“The story is dramatic, plausible, well-written and not only medically accurate but medically fascinating.”—The Minneapolis Tribune

Auteur

Michael Crichton was the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Jurassic Park, Disclosure, Prey, State of Fear, Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, among many others. His books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, have been translated into thirty-eight languages, and have provided the basis for fifteen feature films. He was the director of the films Westworld, Coma, The Great Train Robbery, and Looker, as well as the creator of the television series ER. Crichton remains the only writer to have a number one book, movie, and TV show in the same year. He died in 2008.



Texte du rabat

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR MICHAEL CRICHTON'S EDGAR AWARD-WINNING DEBUT NOVEL

The author of cutting-edge bestsellers like Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain-and creator of television's ER-Michael Crichton has captivated millions of fans by skillfully blending medical and scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction.

A Case of Need is Crichton's award-winning first novel, written shortly after completing his medical internship. Set against the ever-building pressure and pace of a large Boston medical center, tensions flare-and explode-when a surgical operation tragically ends in death, raising countless questions. Was it accidental malpractice? A violation of the Hippocratic oath? Or cold-blooded murder?

Supplemented with the author's fascinating appendices on the ethics of modern medicine, A Case of Need is powerful, compelling, informative, and suspenseful-classic Crichton at his best.



Résumé
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR MICHAEL CRICHTON’S EDGAR AWARD-WINNING DEBUT NOVEL

The author of cutting-edge bestsellers like Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain—and creator of television’s ER—Michael Crichton has captivated millions of fans by skillfully blending medical and scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction.

A Case of Need is Crichton’s award-winning first novel, written shortly after completing his medical internship. Set against the ever-building pressure and pace of a large Boston medical center, tensions flare—and explode—when a surgical operation tragically ends in death, raising countless questions. Was it accidental malpractice? A violation of the Hippocratic oath? Or cold-blooded murder?
 
Supplemented with the author’s fascinating appendices on the ethics of modern medicine, A Case of Need is powerful, compelling, informative, and suspenseful—classic Crichton at his best.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: A Case of Need
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780451210630
ISBN: 978-0-451-21063-0
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Random House N.Y.
Genre: Romans et récits
nombre de pages: 416
Poids: 191g
Taille: H177mm x B107mm x T28mm
Année: 2003