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Lethal Mercy

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Was it medicine? Mercy? Or murder? For the sake of his conscience, and the community in which he practices, he has to find out.

When pregnant Sarah Hampton dies suddenly at an alternative cancer treatment facility, an enraged community demands to know whether her physician-husband assisted her death. Suffering from traumatic amnesia, Jake would like to know too. He is stron
Paperback, 379 pages
Published January 3rd 1997 by Crossway Books
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Nov 12, 2015 Sandra rated it it was amazing
This very well-written book had a little bit of everything in it, and I didn't want to put it down. I enjoyed how many of the sections were short and I would just decide to read one more section and then just one more, always wanting to know what was going to happen next.

In the earlier section of the book two of the the main characters, Dr. Jake Hampton and his wife Sarah, are expecting a baby, only to discover shortly into the pregnancy that Sarah has breast cancer. While Jake and Sarah disagre
Jan 30, 2013 Jerry rated it it was ok
Synopsis: Jake Hampton's wife Sarah was expecting, and the two of them couldn't have been happier...until she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Out of desperation, she went to Ocean Sands, an alternative care facility, even though Jake was a licensed M.D. with his own practice. During delivery, Sarah dies, and the evidence makes it look like Jake performed a "physician-assisted suicide" out of mercy. Jake isn't a fan of such a practice, and he would be willing to prove his innocence...if only he ...more
Jul 04, 2013 Elaine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was pretty good for a Christian novel. Though the characters at times prayed, it wasn't "in-your-face" Christianity.

I had thought that something was up with a certain someone but didn't put it together until much later.

The story jumped around a lot between characters and time frames making it at times difficult to follow. I was a bit amused that it was always the same two detectives who showed up for everything as though they worked 24/7.
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Harry Kraus, M.D. is a board-certified surgeon, medical missionary to East Africa, and accomplished writer of both non-fiction and fiction. Medical realism and gripping plotlines distinguish his writing, as he gets most of his ideas with a scalpel in hand. Dr. Kraus resides in Virginia with his wife Kris and the youngest of his three sons.
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