Saturday, July 18, 2015

Trauma by Michael Palmer and Danial Palmer // the Review

First of all this is the first book of Michael Palmer that I have ever read. I do have his Extreme Measure book but never really got a chance to read it yet. I was a little bit surprise to find out that this book was released two years after his death and I think his son finished up the book for him.

I only have the audiobook version of the book. I can't find the hardcopy book anywhere here. 

The narrator of the book was good and I have no trouble follow the story.

What this book is about?

"Dr. Carrie Bryant's four years as a neurosurgical resident at White Memorial Hospital have earned her the respect and admiration from peers and staff alike. When given the chance of performing her first unsupervised brain surgery, Carrie jumps at the opportunity.
What should have been a routine, hours long operation, turns horribly wrong and jeopardizes her patient's life. Emotionally and physically drained, Carrie is rushed back to the OR to assist in a second surgery. There, she makes a careless and tragic mental error resulting in irreparable brain damage to her second patient. With her confidence shattered, Carrie quits her residency and moves back home where her younger brother, Adam, a combat vet suffering from debilitating PTSD, also lives.
When Carrie learns about an experimental program at the VA Medical Center exploring the use of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) that could forever cure the emotional and memory trauma of PTSD, it seems like a way back into medicine. Carrie is apprehensive, but a chance meeting with David Hoffman, a reporter for the Lowell Observer writing a story on PTSD, helps her overcome any hesitation.
Her first surgery appears to be a success until her patient mysteriously vanishes. When a second patient also goes missing, Carrie employees the investigative skills of David, and together they descend into a labyrinth of murder and corruption. And the price Carrie might pay for asking the wrong questions could be her life." excerpt from

What do I think about the book?
-I am always a sucker for medical thriller book. Robin Cook is my favourite author in this genre.
- I like and care about Carrie. She is a good surgeon who makes mistakes and she try very hard to redeem herself.
- the story about military and PTSD was not something I really like or enjoy reading. It's so stressful.
- I am not sure the technique they used to cure PTSD is believable. 
- the technical details explain in this book makes me think about Greys Anatomy. Somehow I saw Meredith Grey when Carrie talk about the surgery

I recommend this book if you like Michael Palmer and Robin Cook book. It's a pleasant read.

Currently reading: A Faint Cold Fear by Krin Slaughter

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