Charlatans is the latest medical thriller from New York Times bestselling author and physician Robin Cook. In Charlatans, the new chief resident at Boston Memorial Hospital begins to suspect that one of his fellow physicians is involved in the suspicious death of a healthy patient.
When more deaths occur, the chief resident is forced to question all the residents on his staff, including Ava, a social media junkie who has multiple alternate personas for herself on the Internet. Cook shows that social media, like many disruptive innovations, has been both a tremendous advantage to society as well as a destructive menace.
Where Cook shines is in illuminating that combination of impersonal professionalism and potential terror haunting every hospital corridor. A return to form for the master of medical malevolence, according to Kirkus Reviews.
Contributor: Monica Starkman from University of Michigan Medical School