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Critical Conditions (edition 1999)

by Stephen White

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This book kept my interest and had lots of twists and turns. ( )
1 vote teeth | Mar 23, 2012 |
Predictable? Maybe, but the plot is complex and White's dialog is convincing. The Alan Gregory novels always entertain me. ( )
1 vote etrainer | Aug 20, 2008 |
So predictable. ( )
1 vote bookwormteri | Feb 14, 2008 |
Merritt acted like she murdered the other dr, but in fact did not. You could see into her psychy, and never really believed she was guilty. I loved the airport baggage chapter! I wish the author had brought out the personality of her sister more, prior to her illness. ( )
1 vote saucecav | Sep 4, 2006 |
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The law,
in its majestic equality,
forbids the rich
as well as the poor
to sleep under bridges,
to beg in the streets,
and to steal bread.

—Anatole France

Freedom's just another word
for nothing left to lose.

—Kris Kristofferson
"Me and Bobby McGee"
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to Al Silverman
one was a privilege, six is an honor
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I hold the hands of people I never touch.
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Few things in life are more unpleasant than an irritated adolescent. Maybe aggravated cobras or perturbed grizzly bears would offer a good approximation.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451191706, Mass Market Paperback)

From New York Times bestselling author Stephen White comes the sixth suspense thriller featuring psychologist Dr. Alan Gregory. Summoned to the hospital to learn the motives behind a teenage girl's suicide attempt, Alan discovers that the girl's young stepsister lies near death in another hospital with a heart disease. Denied an experimental new treatment that could save her life by her parent's managed-care provider, the stepsister has become a symbol of a health care system more concerned with costs than with the lives of its patients. And when a wealthy executive of the family's HMO is found dead, Alan and Denver detective Sam Purdy uncover the truth that links the teenage girl to his death, and the truth behind a family willing to kill in the name of love...and revenge.

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Clinical psychologist Alan Gregory gets involved in a vast conspiracy of murder and managed health care when he is called to consult on the case of an apparent suicide attempt by fifteen-year-old Merritt Strait, a girl whose infant stepsister is dying of a rare heart disease.… (more)

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