this is another good example of why i have most of Tess Gerritsen's work. her books, are intelligent/gritty/powerful and somtimes all too very real.
although "under the knife", is not one of her most powerful books, i cannot understand why it has got such bad reviews.
ok, so it's not such an original idea,the heroine albeit a strong charactor rely's too heavily on a man and i sort of guessed who the killer was early on but, not why everybody died.
BUT THIS IS NOT A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME.
it is written well,as usual the medical dialogue is well explained and it flows at a steady pace. there is some romance in this book, i especially liked the conflict between David and his ethics concerning getting involved with someone your trying to prosecute and his feelings for Kate. but i have to admit that i think this book is lacking in any real of sense of forboding, it doesn't feel very gritty,there is a lack of suspense, but it makes up for it in other ways - notably, Ms. Gerritsen's writing.
for those who don't know what the book is about, it centre's around Dr.Kate Chesne, who apparently gave the wrong medicine to a patient while on the operating table, the patient susequently dies. David Ransom, who loathes doctors for a living take on the malpractice case for the parents.Kate sets out to prove her innocence and tries to convince David that she has been framed.
at first he doesn't believe her - why should he, she is about to be sued and possibly lose her job. but when other people start to die, who apparently are connected to the dead patient, David starts to believe her and together they set about trying to find the killer who walks among the patients and staff freely in the Honolulu hospital.
and they ask the question, who is next? and why?