Saturday, June 7, 2008

Deadly Errors by Allan Wyler

Title - Deadly Errors
Author- Allen Wyler
Genre- Medical Mystery/Thriller
ISBN - 978-7653-5167-8
Number of Pages -306
rating 3.50 out of 5

I'm a person who does not like to go to doctors or hospitals. Medical thrillers make me nervous because there is a part of me that does not like to feel helpless and in the hospital one does feel quite helpless. That being said, Deadly Errors by Allen Wyler is a good medical thriller that kept me turning the pages to find out how it ended.

Dr. Tyler Matthews is a San Fransisco neurosurgeon who is accused of possession of illegal drugs. Matthews maintains that he is innocent and is pressured into accepting a plea bargain. He enters a program for impaired physicians and is forced to relocate his practice. Now settled into Seatle Washington he resumes his practice at Maynard Medical Center. When one of his patients dies under unusual circumstances, Matthews tries to find out the reasons and discovers that there have been other irregular deaths leading him to suspect that a new electronic medical records system designed to prevent human error may be the cause.

Allen Wyler, himself a Neurosurgeon, has written a taut thriller. His experience in the medical profession including hospital administration and medicine have made this story quite believable and chilling. The story is well paced and the patient care scenes are well portrayed. I will be on the look out for more books by this author.

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