When confronted by a seven-year-old child in coma, Dr. Ben Allen, a young pediatrician, welcomes the diagnostic challenge.Frustrated by her overbearing father, her phlegmatic mother, a knife-happy surgeon, and a hospital administrator who values fund-raising above patient care,Allen must diagnose and treat her mysterious illness in the face of events that threaten to end his budding career. More

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About Barry Friedman

Barry Friedman was a retired orthopaedic surgeon. Since his retirement from orthopaedics, he published ten novels and two non-fiction works. The novels are mostly medical mysteries and thrillers. All are listed on He passed-away in 2014 at the age of 97. He continued publishing books well past his 96th birthday. His son, Roger Friedman, maintains the website of his father and oversees the continued sales of his father's books.


Review by: Gordon Tatler on Oct. 29, 2012 : (no rating)
Read the free 20% version. Couldn't put it down. Bought the full version, and read the whole thing in one day. Great tale with two strands to keep track of part way through. A lot of people might be surprised at the finale, but I had my suspicions by chapter 15 - there are 27 chapters - and was certain by chapter 24. And I was right !

Absolutely riveting book. BUY IT !
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)

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