Friday, July 6, 2018

No Cure for Murder by Lawrence W. Gold (Brier Hospital, #2)

No Cure For Murder
by Lawrence W. Gold

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Brier Hospital - Book 2
Publisher: Grass Valley Publishing; 1 edition (December 16, 2011)
Publication Date: December 16, 2011
Genre: Medical Thriller
Print Length: 414 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Death at Brier Hospital is routine and provides the perfect opportunity to murder and get away with it. Jacob Weizman, a physician, and his wife, Lola, a psychotherapist, are holocaust survivors and need no proof of evil in this world. Jacob and Lola are unique protagonists. They’re octogenarians who take the fear out of getting old. Their intelligence, competence, humor, and sense of history make them appealing in a world that too often disdains the aged. After fifty-five years practicing medicine, Jacob is disappointed, but not surprised by several patients’ deaths, even the unexpected ones. Soon, however, it becomes clear that a killer is stalking the halls of Brier Hospital targeting Jacob’s patients. While Jacob has made enemies over the years, he finds it inconceivable that anyone would murder his patients for revenge. The killings mount even as the hospital and police increase security and pursue a vigorous investigation. Finally, unsatisfied with surrogates, the killer targets Jacob.
No Cure for Murder by Lawrence W. Gold (Briar Hospital, #2)

No Cure For MurderTake a look behind the scenes of Brier Hospital, the health professionals, the patient interaction and the unexplained deaths, because the count is rising. One veteran physician will find his capacity to care for his patients questioned as many of the deaths are his patients, and point to incompetence on his part.

Jacob Weizman has survived the Holocaust, still makes house calls and isn’t afraid to cause a stir. His experience makes him an excellent diagnostician and his bedside manner makes him a favorite of patients and most hospital personnel, alike. Still, a twisted killer has access to his patients and seems hell bent on blackballing his credentials. Who could hate the good doctor enough to kill his patients and why? Is Jacob next?

NO CURE FOR MURDER by Lawrence W. Gold combines fabulous, folksy characters with the insanity of an “angel” of death, working from the shadows. Humorous dialogue, hospital drama, this murder mystery reads like a daytime soap opera on steroids. So many possible villains are paraded before us, some many clashes among characters and through it all, Jacob Weizman, MD proves that age is just a number!

If you like medical mysteries, plus the drama of life and death decisions, welcome to Brier Hospital, where all is not well and even the staff are only human. Check that age discrimination at the door, and settle in, ready to be entertained and feel the hair rise on your neck as the hunt for a killer is on, hopefully before they take their final prize, because there is NO CURE FOR MURDER.


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