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Public Anatomy: An Eli Branch Thriller

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  62 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
While recovering from a career-threatening injury, surgeon Eli Branch is pulled into the turbulent world of Dr. Liza French, a colleague he hasn't seen in ten years. Liza uses their past to lure Eli into a highly-publicized debacle in a Memphis hospital that has put her own career in jeopardy. But when the murder of medical personnel at Gates Memorial appears related to Li ...more
ebook, 312 pages
Published March 7th 2011 by Oceanview Publishing (first published February 12th 2011)
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Feb 24, 2011 SenoraG rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have always been a lover of medical mysteries. Maybe it's because I am in the health care field or maybe it's because I like blood and am fascinated with doctors and surgery. A reason is not really necessary though is it? Public Anatomy is right up there with Michael Palmer and Robin Cook.

Reading it was scary at times because we are so close to this Robotic Surgery, it's already being preformed to some extent. And reality shows? Seems like that is all that is on anymore. Imagine a reality show
Mar 10, 2011 Jenni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a big fan of crime thrillers, and enjoy books with a medical slant so the synopsis of Public Anatomy definitely grabbed my attention. There's certainly no filler with this book, the plot kicks in straight away and with all the twists and turns you'd hope to find in a good thriller it's easy to get very caught up in it. I always like to try and see if I can work out the whodunnit before it's revealed, I did get it part right but there were things I hadn't picked up on that meant I was still s ...more
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Aug 09, 2014 Tom Craig rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Dr. Pearson's second novel, Public Anatomy, Dr. Eli Branch is more of a detective than a doctor. He can't perform surgery because of a hand injury sustained in his previous adventure, entitled Rupture. This novel might justifiably form the basis for an episode of the television series 'Criminal Minds'. Protagonist Eli works with Memphis PD detective Lipsky, CSI Basetti, Eli's pathologist friend Dr. Meg Daily, and his former Ole Miss anatomy professor to determine why an obviously mentally dis ...more
Dec 09, 2014 Jenni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a fan of the medical thriller genre, I have to say that Public Anatomy is an outstanding cross between this and standard crime thrillers. Whilst it is perhaps less of a true-medical thriller, it certainly competes with the likes of Tess Gerritsen in the crime thriller genre.

The writing style of Pearson is tight and concise, and the book is gripping and full of suspense, particularly near the end, where you constantly feel the ticking clock. Also, there are lots of little details included in
Dawn Jobes
I am not one for medical mysteries, but so far this book has pulled me in. I wasn't aware that there was/were a previous book by this author featuring his main character, Dr. Eli Branch. I haven't had the pleasure of getting his past history as might have been in the other book, but I think he may be a character I could like.

The story, at first didn't seem to flow, but it is now picking up momentum and I can see that this will be a great story. I have noticed a few punctuation mistake, possibly
I was intrigued to pick this one up because I enjoy medical thrillers and it seemed to combine a bit of art along the side. I did end up putting this book aside a few times to read other things, but that was not due to the quality of writing, just too many books, too little time. Sometimes the transitions between scenes or characters were a bit abrupt, but the POVs switches were clear. Since this is the second book in a series and I didn't know that when I started reading, I feel like I missed o ...more
Sep 05, 2011 Diana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dr. Eliza French has botched a few operations, using robotics. Now the nursing staff is being murdered and extractions performed on the body. Will Eli figure out who the next victim is before the killer strikes again?
Amy Rogers
2 star medical thriller (good book but below average for the genre). Robotic surgery goes very wrong during a live broadcast. Then people get murdered, their body parts extracted and put on display. Actually not as gruesome as it sounds. For my full review, see
Aug 15, 2011 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book! Lots of twists and turns. Pearson is masterful in bringing these together at the end. Hope there is a sequel.
predictable, but I will continue to read this series as it is written by a Vandy MD and set in Memphis.
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Dr. A. Scott Pearson grew up in the Forked Deer community of West Tennessee.

Scott graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After graduating from medical school at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, Dr. Pearson completed eight years of surgical training in Texas.

For the past decade, Scott has been a member of the surgical faculty at Vanderbilt University, where he
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