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Dr. Knox

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  795 ratings  ·  105 reviews
From the author of Red Cat and Thick as Thieves: a gripping new thriller about a doctor with a potent humanitarian impulse, an unhealthy appetite for risk, and a knack for finding himself between a rock and a hard place.

When Dr. Adam Knox served with an NGO in Central African Republic, his attempt to protect patients from a brutal militia ended in disaster and disgrace. N
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published July 12th 2016 by Knopf
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Sep 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is one hell of a thrill ride, and a engaging crime thriller set in Los Angeles. Dr Adam Knox has a colourful history as an NGO medic in some of the most troubling places on earth. His marriage broke down and he is now running a clinic for down and outs, the poor and the rest of society's great unwanted. He is struggling to keep the clinic financially afloat. His best friend, ex special forces operator, Ben Sutter, has helped Adam to provide a discreet medical service for the rich and those ...more
James Thane
May 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime-fiction
Dr. Adam Knox has spent his entire professional life tending to the needs of patients on the margins of society. After a stint in Africa with Doctors Without Borders, he now runs a clinic in the slums of L.A., seeing patients that few other doctors would. It's a shoe-string operation clinging to life in a run-down building that may be sold out from under him at any given moment, and Dr. Knox pays the bills by working for cash under the table at night, meeting the needs of patients who don't dare ...more
With gratitude to Random House and Edelweiss for granting early access to the e-galley published July 12, 2016.

The Hook Enthusiastic recommendation by Ann Kingman Booksonthenightstand, Episode #389. She didn’t exaggerate.

The Sinker – Move over detectives, there’s a new go to guy in town. Doc Knox still makes house calls; cash up front, few questions asked and an unconventional bedside manner. His LA Angeles clinic isn’t one of those clean white medical centers and his patients are either the st
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: beach-read, suspense
“Dr Knox” is a satisfying read, a well-written and witty story that will entertain you from page one.

Dr Knox is a bleeding-heart physician who has a clinic near Skid Row in downtown LA. He sees anyone who walks through his door whether they have the means to pay or not. And he makes house calls! He has motley, albeit dedicated staff. To subsidize his clinic, he works with a friend who is a former Special Forces Operator, Ben Sutton. Sutton is fluent in multiple languages and well connected. Sutt
Jul 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very well-written. Gorgeous noir, without overselling it. Great balance between Chandler-esque descriptive phrases, truthful dialogue, pops of action, and compelling characters, including some wonderful killer-dames and a doctor with a nasty adrenaline habit at the center. This book is probably five stars instead of four, but who the hell is Peter Spiegelman?

This guy has serious potential for me.

Tasty narrative tidbits:

1) It had been a long while since I’d watched any television, and things had
Simon McDonald
Jul 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Peter Spiegelman’s Dr. Knox is an immensely satisfying noir thriller. Though the details of the plot add up to your typical potboiler story of conspiracy and corruption, of the rich and powerful preying on the poor, Spiegelman’s slight (but distinctive) twist on the formula elevates Dr. Knox above its competition.

Dr Adam Knox is a hero in the Philip Marlowe mould — but armed with a stethoscope instead of a gun. Abiding by the tropes of the noir hero, he is a well-intentioned man with a dark past
Jordan Rosenberg
Aug 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book and read it quickly. I don't think it was "noir" as it purports to be, but the story was enjoyable, fast paced, and Dr. Knox was a great character that you rooted for. And I especially liked his friend Sutter and the woman who started it all, Elena. If you want an enjoyable read about dirty LA, this is it. I hope to see more Dr. Knox from Peter Speigelman. 4.5 stars even though I gave 4.
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

This is the sort of novel that could become a nice series. Dr. Adam Knox himself is the reason why it works: he runs a clinic on LA's Skid Row and makes "house calls"--which doesn't mean he brings Kleenex if you have a crappy cold. He and his pal Sutter patch up people too famous or too criminal to drop by the nearest ER. It helps keep the clinic running. His job gets even more interesting when a woman comes in with a little boy in anaphylactic shock. Doc and Co. help the little guy whi
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Knox is one helluva good read. Peter Spiegelman knows how to write an intriguing, absorbing, and colorful novel. Dr. Adam Knox is not like any doctor you know. He lives in downtown Los Angeles amongst the pimps, dealers, whores, and homeless. He patches them together and hopes for the best. To pay his bills he makes house calls on those who pay cash because they are too notorious or famous to go to a hospital or conventional clinic.
We find Dr. Knox rescuing and treating an abandoned child a
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Aug 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“Dr. Knox” is a fast-paced thriller from Peter Spiegelman. It keeps the reader guessing page after page. Adam Knox runs a clinic in run-down area of Los Angeles. He sees patients too poor, too disadvantaged, or too undocumented to seek medical help any other place. To pay the bills, he also runs a concierge medical practice for those who are willing to pay the price of quick and extremely confidential medical service.
Dr. Knox, his clinic, his friends, and his employees become entangled in a web
Apr 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sun-baked contemporary LA Noir with a vivid cast of characters and a plot that barrels ahead toward its inevitably bloody (though less bloody than it could have been) final confrontation. It works great as a standalone, but I would love to see more of Knox and Sutter should Spiegelman decide to make it a series.
Aug 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Over plotted or under plotted. I can't tell. I was extremely into it at first, but then the doctor turned out to have zero flaws except for the old "I care too much" song and dance. Not only did the good guys always win, but the good guys were boring. Might be more fun on a long flight or something....
Aug 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm sorry that I started on a weekday and had to spread the reading out over several days: I could not put this book down and was constantly sneaking a peak at the next few pages. This is a great mystery for people who like gritty crime.
Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Washed up doc vs a Russian mobster AND a rich powerful autocrat? What could go wrong? Great read, fast and furious.
Michael crage
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dr. Know has a clinic in the worst part of Los Angeles and here he treats the lowest level of people, many of them homeless. A young boy is abandoned at his clinic by his mother who is clearly afraid of someone. Dr. Know is determined to find the boy's mother rather than put the boy into child welfare system where he is convinced he will no be treated well. It turns out he is not the only one looking for her. A Russian mobster and man who is the top of the "elite." The book goes through all kind ...more
Dec 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
What is this about?: Adam Knox, the doctor at a clinic in LA, treats a boy one afternoon for an allergic reaction to peanuts, and finds himself embroiled in what amounts to a brutal custody battle outside of the courts. He decides to help the boy, Alex, and his mother Elena, but doesn’t realise the absolute crap he’s about to find himself embroiled in.

What else is this about?: What makes a hero? What makes a man drop everything to help a boy and his mother, people he doesn’t know at the expense
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Awesome read! What a page turner! I can see there being a sequel and/or a movie for this!
Michael McCormick
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a gas it was to read "Dr. Knox." Is there a code or something behind books marketed with yellow dust covers? No even numbered pages. Nice. I was really in the mood for this book. You've got to give me credit for not wimping out by reading another short book to try to catch up with my Goodreads Challenge. Maybe next I'll read a short one.

Dr. Knox scares me a little because I see myself in him: He's sort of an asshole that pushes and pushes but he is sort of not an asshole because in the end
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Meet Dr. Adam Knox, who comes from a long line of Connecticut doctors. Rather than follow the traditional medical practice route modeled by his family, his penchant for humanitarian work drove Dr. Knox to tend to villagers in the war-ravaged Central African Republic. His attempt to save his patients from a ruthless militia backfired and resulted in his leaving Africa and his NGO employer.
Disgraced, he returned to the states and set up a clinic near Skid Row in Los Angeles. To make ends meet, he
Mar 12, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
Yawn. this book is so boring. I cared nothing for any of the characters. And slow! I got to almost 60% before I abandoned it.
Aug 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Despite his hard edges, Dr. Adam Knox is a compulsive do-gooder - after a stint in the Central African Republic he has taken over an LA skid row clinic. When a child is abandoned at his clinic, he tries to set things right. He stumbles into a complex (but coherent) web involving Russian sex-traffickers and a highly dysfunctional, powerful, and ruthless family that controls a multinational corporation (they would be comfortable in a Ross MacDonald novel).

Peter Spiegleman's contemporary Los Angele
Jul 12, 2016 rated it liked it
DR. KNOX features a look at the lower environs of Los Angeles and its residents who are cared for by the title's physician at a free clinic. Author Spiegelman creates a great mind visual of the area and the surroundings. As a mystery (and likely a new series) it is rather tepid in ingenuity in plot or freshness. Dr. Knox has a good heart, a past aiding war torn civilians, and some hazy past experiences that propel him to make bad decisions to right wrongs (which is a trait of many noir character ...more
Simone Hall
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
this book was very gripping, a gritty crime novel that was pretty dark at times. there were a few areas near the middle where it seemed to drag a bit which lost it a star in ratings, but it was overall a really good read.
Jul 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm currently crushing on Dr. Adam Knox, the wry narrator of Peter Spiegelman's noirish Dr. Knox (Knopf, digital galley), which I hope is the first in a series. Knox, who cast aside his patrician pedigree to work for an NGO in Africa, now runs a "Skid Row-adjacent'' health clinic in LA, treating junkies, prostitutes, illegal immigrants and the homeless. To keep the business afloat, he and his Special Ops buddy Ben Sutter make after-hours calls to criminals and celebrities willing to pay big buck ...more
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A prescription for a bad day!

Peter Spiegelman is Very good and consistently satisfying! DR KNOX just grabbed me by kindle and would not let go! This is simply a fantastic book and anyone who loves a great thriller with an amazing cast of characters needs to pick this book up. I just hope this is not the last we see of the DR and his very " oh so cool" friend Sutter. More please!
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Witty, really well-paced, great character development and moments of genuine tension and suspense. Thoroughly enjoyed every page, great (and unexpected) surprise. One of the most enjoyable reads of the year-to-date.
Paula Brandle
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Doctors for hire

It's a good book. Ethics and action are not often paired. This book deals with loyalty and honor. Loyalty especially is in the forefront. Doing the right thing is important. Character development needs work.
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very interesting
Anja von "books and phobia"
Sie suchen einen Arzt, dem sie vertrauen können? Dann darf ich Ihnen wärmstens Dr. Knox empfehlen. Wo er sitzt? Na ja, die Gegend ist nicht ganz so toll, aber sein Team und er sind wirklich gut.

So oder so ähnlich würde ich wohl versuchen, jemanden für die Klinik von Dr. Knox zu begeistern, wobei ich wüsste, das Derjenige sie nicht aufsuchen würde. Dabei hat es Dr. Knox wirklich drauf und hat dabei nur eine wirkliche Schwäche. Seine Gutherzigkeit. Denn entgegen seiner Umgebung ist der gute Dokto
Sonja Gieren
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lovelybooks
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Autor: Peter Spiegelman
Verlag: HarperCollins
Preis: 10,99€, Taschenbuch
Seiten: 494 Seiten
ISBN: 978-3959671989
Erscheinungsdatum: 2. Juli 2018

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Dr. Adam Knox hat den Drang, das Richtige zu tun, auch wenn es gerade das Falsche ist. Das hat ihn schon in den Bürgerkriegsgebieten Afrikas fast das Leben gekostet. Zurück in L
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Peter Spiegelman is a twenty-year veteran of the financial services and software industries. He retired in 2001 to devote himself to writing. He lives in Connecticut.
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“It had been a long while since I’d watched any television, and things had only gotten weirder. Beauty pageants for infants; ruddy men in trucker caps fighting over abandoned storage lockers; public shamings of compulsive hoarders and pre-diabetics; affluent suburban women made up like transvestite hookers, competing with each other in feats of coarseness and cruelty; barely literate pregnant teens with tattoos, unfocused eyes, and futures like wrecked cars; apoplectic crypto-fascists spitting bile and paranoia; a carnival midway of weight loss devices, hair growth creams, erectile dysfunction potions, and pottery from which herbs grew like green hair. It was like the day room of a surrealist mental hospital, or any big city ER on a summer Saturday night.” 4 likes
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