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Control: A dark and compulsive medical thriller

Hugh Montgomery



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Allen & Unwin
03 September 2019
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Crime & mystery; Thriller & suspense
Not all doctors are heroes . . .

Renowned surgeon Michael Trenchard locks his office door and prepares for a relaxing evening - Wagner on the sound system, a fine Scotch to hand. A knock at the door heralds the arrival of the person he most wants to see - the person who excites him more than anyone else. But what follows will turn his dreams into a living nightmare...for he will be discovered later that night in a locked-in coma, the victim of an auto-erotic asphyxiation.

Can this really be an accident? It is left to Dr Kash Devan, Trenchard's young protege, to uncover the truth. What he discovers is chilling: in his ruthless pursuit of wealth and success Trenchard has left a trail of wrecked lives behind him. Which of his victims hated him so much they wanted not only his life, but also his reputation ruined?
By:   Hugh Montgomery
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   383g
ISBN:   9781785767432
ISBN 10:   1785767437
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   03 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Hugh Montgomery is a professor and the director of the UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance at University College London. A distinguished physician, he is known for his pioneering genetic research. Outside the field of medicine, he was a founding member of the UK Climate and Health Council and is an endurance expert, who has run three ultra-marathons, scaled the world's sixth highest mountain, jumped naked from a plane at 14,000ft and holds the world record for underwater piano playing.

Reviews for Control: A dark and compulsive medical thriller

The end, when it finally comes, is unexpected to say the least and if you think you have sussed out who set-up the good Consultant, or indeed why, then you still won't guess the ending... A good one for Summer holiday reading and whilst also praying that you never, ever get admitted to the hospital where this thriller is set * SHOTS Magazine * This is an immensely engrossing read, yes there's a lot of medical jargon, but it's all explained in layman's terms, the characters are all so well developed thanks to Hugh Montgomery's writing, it has a sense of reality and no small amount of tension. The ending is marvelously shocking and yet understandable...if you like House or Grey's anatomy you are going to love this * Orlando Book Blog * There were lots of characters who had reasons to hate Trenchard and several red-herrings thrown in to keep the reader on their toes and once again, I didn't work out what happened until the reveal. A great medical thriller which I would recommend * Compulsive Readers * But it is a novel with a solid foundation in authenticity and impeccable knowledge. There is an well drawn sense of place and it's setting is vivid in the mind's eye. The addition to detail is apparent from the start and it grounds the events in an uncomfortable reality, which makes its unfolding events even more chilling. With a well paced plot and believable dialogue, this is a snappy and intriguing thriller that will keep you guessing right up to the last sentence. * Book Bound Blog *

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