Working in the ER of a small South Carolina hospital, Dr. Rhea Lynch has seen it all - most of it at 2:00 a.m. But when an interracial couple is rushed in, beaten and bloodied by a mysterious hate group, the patients show signs of a fast-acting pulmonary infection Rhea has never seen before. Within hours, it proves fatal.
Soon, more victims are rushed in, and an epidemic has Dawkins County in an icy grip of terror. As the puzzling illness claims more lives by the hour, Rhea begins to draw some startling conclusions about the nature of the illness...and about its connections to the military.
How could something like this have happened in this peaceful community? Can it be stopped? Every second counts as Rhea desperately tries to fit the pieces together - and soon realizes that she is dealing with something bigger and more terrifying than she could ever imagine.
©2002 Gwen Hunter (P)2013 Audible Inc.
I greatly enjoyed the medical mystery provided by this author. I have never before heard that you will laid out and clearly knowledgeable hospital drama. Having been in critical care for 27 years, and having spent much of that time in the ER,I really will subject myself to the horrors of a poorly written medical story.
My only objection to the story is the unfortunate light in which the nurses are viewed. I imagine if the author got their experience of hospitals in the south, perhaps the antiquated views depicted in this set of novels is accurate. However it must be said that it is demeaning to nurses to be referred to as subordinate to doctors, to be denied collegiality and suspected when there are new as needing oversight so they don't kill someone.
This is the second of two books I have ever returned to Audible! I can't tell anything about the story because the narration was so awful and irritating I quit listening. I returned this one as well as the other one by Gwen Hunter, Delayed Diagnosis, because the narration was so distracting.
"Intriguing medical mystery"
This is one of those audiobooks that I couldn't put down, as was the case with the previous Gwen Hunter book I happened to come across, Premature Diagnosis. In Prescribeded Danger the narrator injects a lot of atmosphere into her reading of the story, with tension but also humour throughout.
Rhea Lynch, the experienced and excellent ER doctor who is the main character in this series of books, is plucky and intuitive and displays clever dectection skills to get to the root of this mysterious and scary epidemic.which is threatening to overtake the small South Carolina town.
All the characters have their own distinctive accents and give an authentic flavour and colour to the story as it unfolds.
This audiobook gripped me from beginning to end and I do thoroughly recommend it.
My compliments to both the author and the narrator.
I read the book many years ago and decided to listen to it this time. I was not disappointed and whilst the story line is slightly far fetched, it is a story after all, the medical details are fairly accurate and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The book kept my attention very well and was entertaining, so much so that I bought the next in the series as soon as I finished listening.
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