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Charlatans

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Publisher's Summary

The explosive new thriller from New York Times best-selling author and master of the medical thriller Robin Cook.

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 fallouts 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 of 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 he 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.

©2017 Robin Cook (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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    Vicki New Albany, IN, United States 11-14-17
    Vicki New Albany, IN, United States 11-14-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Great medical novel"

    I enjoyed this book a lot, although I would not call it Robin Cook's best. It's futuristic element is actually one of the things that brings it down. I suggest a pass until you are desperate to find another medical novel for listening. Then it might be ok.

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    Rollin Cholula, Mexico 11-07-17
    Rollin Cholula, Mexico 11-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Entertaining but preachy"

    Robin Cook write novels that provide entertainment but are also denunciations of problems in the medical profession. His characters are not well rounded humans but symbols of good, evil, incomoetence, jealousy, like in a morality play.

    One thing I did enjoy was the detail in rendering medical procedures.

    Another enjoyable aspect was the suspense. It is well bult and keeps your interest.

    But that was probably the last Cook novel I will,download.

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    prasanthedward 11-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book. Loved the narration."

    Clearly brings to light the fact that a long drawn out gruelling medical education is unnecessary and unremunerative. There is doubtlessly a need for an update. More than half the knowledge acquired in medical school is not needed in actual practice.

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    Mark 10-26-17
    Mark 10-26-17 Member Since 2013
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    "George and Dr. Cook at their best"

    Great story. Kept me “turning pages” through the night nearly non-stop. Could not wait to get to the show-downs at the end. Dr. London’s spin on things was quite interesting. A great read.

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    J. Fisher 10-24-17
    J. Fisher 10-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Scary thoughts in a Digital Age"

    Wow! Started slow with some confusing sidebars along the way. But Cook brought it all together expertly in the end. Cyber bullying. Digital alterations in medical records. FB hacking. False FB accounts. Can doctors really become doctors without going to med school? OR deaths due to questionable circumstances. Just Wow! And it’s all very doable. A must read to get your brain turning.

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    Jenna 10-17-17
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    "unnessary vulgar language"

    Would have really enjoyed this book, except for the language. Done with Robin Cook

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    Toni Groton, CT, United States 10-14-17
    Toni Groton, CT, United States 10-14-17 Member Since 2012
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    "So many possible suspects"

    I generally like Robin Cook's books. I thought this one was a bit frustrating. It took a little too long to figure out the who/what/why. And Noah was just plain annoying. (But maybe that just means the writer was successful in portraying who Noah was) Still the story kept my attention. As for the narrator, I always enjoy listening to him.

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    Robert 10-09-17
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    "A Medical Page Turner"

    Fascinating storyline. They book does not require medical expertise, but it will ring a familiar note for those who have endured the torture of modern medical education. Medical and general ethical questions are explored by introducing the reader to physicians practicing in the brave new world of information technology.
    My only criticism of this book was that my schedule was interrupted because I couldn't put it down.

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    "Couldn't put it down!"

    I am always amazed at Dr. Cook's out of the box thinking. Definitely makes you ponder about the future

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    Pamela 10-06-17
    Pamela 10-06-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Not Up To Snuff"

    The premise of the story was good, but I didn't care for the characters much. Usually I like the main person but in this story I just didn't come to care for him. He was a whiner and I didn't like him. Didn't like the ending either, it didn't give me closure. Hope his next book is better.

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