Friday, June 15, 2007

The 5th Horseman

Author: James Patterson

This was my first JP novel and I liked it. It was after a long time that I was reading a mystery novel, so I guess it was a welcome break.

This novel belongs to the Women's Club series by JP, so called because the central characters are four women - a cop, a journalist, a pharmacist and a lawyer. The story revolves around the San Francisco Municipal hospital where mysteriously patients have been dying: they enter ER, seem to be recovering and then suddenly die. They all share a lot in common including their doctor and a pair of caduceus buttons on their eyes! However, the doctor believes that "sometimes a bad wind blows". A case is filed against the hospital by a congregation of the kith and kin of the victims and the drama unfolds.

Bottomline: A good read.

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