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Samaritans Medical Center, Washington, DC, can't seem to look after itself and its increasingly desperate doctors, let alone its patients.

The chairman of the board, billionaire arms dealer and part-time philanthropist David Soper, decides that it's time to kill or cure. Business school alumnus and Las Vegas hotel genius Max Green is the perfect man for the job. A man of vision. A man with a mission. A man who knows that wealth care is smarter than health care. He's going to make Samaritans great again. Andrew Sharp, star cardio-thoracic surgeon, turns his back on the NHS and buys in to this brave new world of Porsches and payola. But when his American dream turns into a living nightmare, Andrew discovers that even the newfound love of his assistant, Cathy, may not be enough to save him....

Samaritans is the new novel from the cocreator and writer of Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister.

©2017 Jonathan Lynn (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Funny and compelling!

Overall, this was a wonderful production! The narrator occasionally made a few of the character seem slightly older than they are written, but the effect is only momentarily discordant. The strength of the writing and the characters and the humor was more than enough to keep it all thumping along at a great beat. The author’s distinct Left-of-Center bias was evident from the get-go, but it didn’t bother me at all and wasn’t remotely preachy. It helps that the author perfectly captures the disgusting and all too real dynamics of the American healthcare system. I’ve unfortunately spent enough time around hospitals and healthcare providers to know the basic veracity of the author’s characterizations. Those of a more Right-of-Center disposition should simply make allowances for the little bits of exaggeration and whatnot, because this is too good a book, and far too fun a read, to ignore.