The author of cutting-edge bestsellers like Prey, Jurassic Park, and Disclosure - and creator of television's ER - Michael Crichton has captivated millions of fans by skillfully blending medical and scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction. Written shortly after Crichton completed his medical internship, "A Case of Need" depicts the ever-building pressure and pace of a large Boston medical center. Tensions flare - and explode - when a surgical operation tragically ends in death, raising countless questions... Was it accidental malpractice? A violation of the Hippocratic oath? Or cold-blooded murder?
Supplemented with the author's fascinating appendices on the ethics of modern medicine, "A Case of Need" is powerful, compelling, informative, and suspenseful - classic Crichton at its best.