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Under the Knife

Under the Knife

(1990)
A novel by

 
Melodrama and logical flaws slay this tale of murder and yuppie love. Gerritsen ( A Call After Midnight ) gets off to a flying start with a death during routine surgery. Although medical records suggest the patient died due to an error by anesthesiologist Kate Chesne,sp ok/pk who is sued for malpractice, she persuades David Ransom, lawyer for the victim's parents, that the records are suspect. Together they discover that the "accident" is one of a series of murders. Fortunately for the protagonists, the killer, who has efficiently cut the throats of two other victims and fractured the skull of a third, decides for no convincing reason to indulge in an elaborate frame-up that could easily fail. Characters are also inconsistent: in the beginning David plans to "expose" and "destroy" Kate, but tells her a few pages later that he doesn't attack doctors, only their mistakes. The lovers' squabbling and passion never rise above romance formula; even the author characterizes one of her scenes as "a tableau taken straight out of some soap opera."
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2014 : Library Binding
Title: Under the Knife: Murder in a Honolulu Hospital
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 0727884158 / 9780727884152 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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2011 : Hardback
Title: Under Knife
Author(s): Gerritsen Tess
ISBN: 5227031134 / 9785227031136
Publisher:
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February 2001 : Hardback
Title: Under the Knife (Thorndike Press Large Print Famous Authors Series)
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 0786231335 / 9780786231331 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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Paperback Editions

January 2011 : Paperback
Title: Under The Knife
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 0778304906 / 9780778304906 (Canada (English speaking) edition)
Publisher: MIRA
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2004 : Paperback
Title: Under The Knife (MIRA)
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 0778300676 / 9780778300670 (Canada (English speaking) edition)
Publisher: MIRA
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April 2004 : Paperback
Title: Under The Knife
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 0778300501 / 9780778300502 (Canada (English speaking) edition)
Publisher: MIRA
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October 2000 : Paperback
Title: Under the Knife (Mira)
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 1551666111 / 9781551666112 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harlequin Books (Mm)
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March 1990 : Paperback
Title: Under the Knife (Intrigue)
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 0373221363 / 9780373221363 (UK edition)
Publisher: Silhouette Books
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : Audio CD
Title: Under the Knife
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 1629239984 / 9781629239989 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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September 2014 : Audio CD
Title: Under the Knife
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 1633790037 / 9781633790032 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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