The first crime medical, written with one eye on the small screen--not that one with the little dot bouncing up and down--by...

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THE HOSTAGE HEART

The first crime medical, written with one eye on the small screen--not that one with the little dot bouncing up and down--by a longtime writer who once took the profession more angrily and seriously. When Dr. Eric Lake, easily the equal of DeBakey, undertakes coronary surgery at City General on a very rich man who's overindulged in rich foods for years along with other immoderate activities, the OR is taken over by two terrorists, with others backstopping them, who want a ten-million-dollar ransom to feed the poor. Lake never takes his eyes off his patient's veins, large as a fire hose, and proceeds unflappably with the revascularization while another man is killed, the money's brought in, and he's taken hostage for a short period. Beep-beep shrill, and all too obviously for the bypass to television via paperback.

Pub Date: March 2, 1976

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Playboy Press

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1976