The death of a doctorâ€™s daughter may be malpracticeâ€”or murderâ€”in this novel by a #1 New York Timesâ€“bestselling author: â€śI loved itâ€ť (Stephen King).
In the tightly knit world of Boston medicine, the Randall family reigns supreme. When heart surgeon J. D. Randallâ€™s teenage daughter dies during a botched abortion, the medical community threatens to explode. Was it malpractice? A violation of the Hippocratic Oath? Or was Karen Randall murdered in cold blood?
The natural suspect is Arthur Lee, a brilliant surgeon and known abortionist, who has been carrying out the illegal procedure with the help of pathologist John Berry. After Karen dies, Lee is thrown in jail on a murder charge, and only Berry can prove his friend wasnâ€™t the one who wielded the scalpel. Behind this gruesome death, Berry will uncover a secret that would shock even the most hardened pathologist.
An Edgar Awardâ€“winning novel by the author of such blockbusters as The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Parkâ€”and creator of the long-running NBC drama ERâ€”A Case of Need is a â€śsuperbâ€ť medical-thriller mystery (Los Angeles Times).
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the authorâ€™s estate.