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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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Used availability for Tess Gerritsen's Under the Knife


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Hardback Editions

May 2014 : UK Library Binding
Title: Under the Knife: Murder in a Honolulu Hospital
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 0-7278-8415-8 / 978-0-7278-8415-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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February 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: Under the Knife
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 0-7862-3133-5 / 978-0-7862-3133-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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Paperback Editions

November 2004 : Canada Paperback
Title: Under the Knife
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 0-7783-0067-6 / 978-0-7783-0067-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Mira/ Mills & Boon
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April 2004 : Canada Paperback
Title: Under the Knife
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 0-7783-0050-1 / 978-0-7783-0050-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Mira Books
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October 2000 : Canada Paperback
Title: Under the knife
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 1-55166-611-1 / 978-1-55166-611-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harlequin Books (Mm)
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March 1990 : UK Paperback
Title: Under the Knife (Intrigue)
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 0-373-22136-3 / 978-0-373-22136-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Silhouette Books
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Under the Knife
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 1-62923-998-4 / 978-1-62923-998-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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September 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Under the Knife
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
ISBN: 1-63379-003-7 / 978-1-63379-003-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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Kindle Editions

May 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Under the Knife
Author(s): Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: MIRA
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