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Author: Keith McCarthy
ISBN13: 978-0786714544
Title: The Silent Sleep of the Dying
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Language: English
Category: Mystery
Publisher: Carroll & Graf (July 6, 2004)
Pages: 300

The Silent Sleep of the Dying by Keith McCarthy



Start by marking The Silent Sleep of the Dying as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. McCarthy includes enough fascinating and grisly details from the cutting room to make his forensic forays worth putting on the latex gloves for. Once again, fans of Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs and CSI should be well pleased. Mark Hartmann, a consultant pathologist, has problems. A good book and wellworth the effort to read another by the author. Sean Barrett is a very good narrator and I love to hear him, with his British accent, read the books of British authors.

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Keith McCarthy's medical thriller, "The Silent Sleep of the Dying," deals with a deadly virus that is created in a secret lab in a remote area of Scotland. An accidental fire destroys the lab, and the scientists who collaborated on the project go their separate ways. Two years later, one of these scientists, Millicent Sweet, suddenly becomes violently ill and dies an excruciating death.

Gladly, I am not disappointed. Keith McCarthy's 'The Silent Sleep of the Dying", both excited and petrified me. We all know how deeply "altruistic" the pharmaceutical companies are, but the one in this novel takes the cake. The heroes of this brilliant novel are imperfect people, to say the least. Their traumas and insecurities make them only more real and easier to indentify with. And the horrific plot of this book, unfortunately doesn't seem completely impossible. Somebody out there might decide that profit could outweigh the attrocities.

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McCarthy includes enough fascinating and grisly details from the cutting room to make his forensic forays worth putting on the latex gloves for. Married to a barrister and the son-in-law of a judge, he should be enjoying a comfortable life, but his secret vice is gambling. Seriously mounting debts are starting to threaten his marriag. hen he is asked to perform an autopsy on Millicent Sweet, a laboratory assistant,.

Millicent Sweet's father was large; large and composed, but composed into incandescence, defined by his anger and his disbelief that Millicent was dead. Eisenmenger could see that those three words had corroded him, eaten into him like a parasitic grub, and now all that remained was the anger, girded by determination

Toggle navigationMENU. Pel-Ebstein Pharmaceuticals ran on a Scottish island until it was destroyed by fire. What are the implications of the mysterious Proteus project for its survivors, for Helena’s relationship with Eisenmenger, for Inspector Beverley Wharton’s inquiries, and for the world as we know it? Chilling and challenging, though the pat conspiracy behind Proteus keeps this sequel from rising to the demanding level of Helena and Eisenmenger’s grimly brilliant debut.

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Mark Hartmann, a consultant pathologist, is married to a barrister and the son-in-law of a judge. His secret vice is compulsive gambling, and mounting debts are starting to threaten his marriage. When he is asked to perform an autopsy on Millicent Sweet, a laboratory assistant, it seems a case like any other. Sweet was only twenty-two when she died of cancer. His initial findings are anything but typical, though, for she appears to have died of several different, aggressive tumors. Before he can discuss this with his colleagues, he is called away to a conference in Scotland, where he ends up sleeping with one of the sales reps. This action results in blackmail by a pharmaceutical company, which has videoed Hartmann’s excesses. They threaten to send the video to Hartmann’s wife—unless he falsifies his report on Sweet’s death. But they are not the only people interested in this. Millicent's father, convinced his daughter’s death is the result of a laboratory accident, has contacted lawyer Helena Flemming. When Helena’s partner, John Eisenmenger, a forensic pathologist, looks into the case, he not only uncovers Hartmann’s original autopsy and subsequent deception, but is launched into the perilous midst of an even greater lie.
Reviews: 7
Yramede
This is the second book in a series featuring John Eisenmenger and Helena Flemming. He is a forensic pathologist and she, a solicitor. They are thrown together this time by a questionable autopsy procedure at a medical school hospital. The patient, Millicent Sweet, a medical technician, died of cancer, but in an apparent clerical mixup, her body was cremated by the hospital in place of another. When the mistake was discovered, her father retained Helena to sue the hospital for negligence, and John, the school’s senior pathologist, was assigned to review the matter to ascertain what went wrong in what should have been a completely routine procedure.

Of course, nothing turns out to be routine. First, Millicent’s cancer, a lymphoma, killed her in about ten days; she had been quite healthy until she contracted a case of flu and rapidly deteriorated. Second, the autopsy revealed that nearly all her organs were involved; she had almost literally been consumed. Finally, Eisenmenger discovers that she had recently been part of a small group assigned to work on a very secret drug research effort sponsored by a huge international firm, Pel-Ebstein Phamaceuticals, or PEP. Their laboratory was a dilapidated facility located on Rouna, a tiny island off the coast of Scotland, deliberately chosen to provide high security. A destructive fire at the lab nominally shut down the project, and the group was scattered. What PEP was actually attempting to do was to tailor-make a virus, called Proteus, to study and ultimately control the onset of cancer in humans. To protect the effort, they didn’t hesitate to use blackmail and even murder to plug any information leaks. Millicent accidentally became infected before she left the lab and her bizarre demise at a later time (Proteus needed a trigger) threatened to attract unwelcome attention. The rest of the story is concerned with John and Helena’s efforts to unravel what has really been going on.

I think the book suffers because it tries to do too much. First, we readers, with John and Helena, must undergo a crash course in molecular biology. Then we must cope with characters left over from their first outing, "A Feast of Carrion", who are mostly irrelevant here. Finally, we must find the point of the story. Is it a tale of suspense, or an expose' of the practices of a ruthless corporation, or simply a drama of human hearts lubricated by some athletic sex? It is certainly entertaining, but it is not for simple-minded readers like me. Four stars.
Hidden Winter
This is the second book in the British Eisenmenger - Flemming Forensic Mysteries. The two protagonists are John Eisenmenger, a former forensic pathologist, and Helena Flemming, a lawyer. This could work as a standalone but there is a lot of history between the recurring characters and background from book one, so I would suggest starting with A Feast of Carrion.
In this second case, Eisenmenger and Helena start investigating some odd deaths of people apparently dying of cancer. Lots of tumours. Lots of cancer. Spreading very quickly. Eisenmenger and Helena discover that the victims used to work for a pharmaceutical company. Blackmail, corruption, murder, lots of forensics and science, a nice dose of humour and some romantic elements, this was a solid thriller/mystery that kept me absorbed for the majority of the time. The characters are complex and continue to develop. I look forward to picking up book three in the future.
The audio is narrated by Sean Barrett, which alone makes it worthwhile listening to this.
Acebiolane
Tightly drawn plot, complex characters, nasty villains and great dialogue made for a fine story. Book can be read as a stand alone tho is left wide open for a potential sequel. Favorite passage had to be "Her eyes [slid] across Beverly Wharton much as they might have smeared across road-kill." Only minor trouble I had was occasional pauses in the action caused by unfamiliar words I was having to look up as by example this passage "Through the pain she tried to ignore the nihilism of the thought, finding it seditionist." Bottom line - I'd certainly like to read another of the Eisenmenger-Flemming Forensic Mysteries series!
Obong
After the marvelous debut " The Feast of Carrion", I eagerly expected the second book. Gladly, I am not disappointed. Keith McCarthy's 'The Silent Sleep of the Dying", both excited and petrified me. We all know how deeply "altruistic" the pharmaceutical companies are, but the one in this novel takes the cake. The heroes of this brilliant novel are imperfect people, to say the least. Their traumas and insecurities make them only more real and easier to indentify with. And the horrific plot of this book, unfortunately doesn't seem completely impossible. Somebody out there might decide that profit could outweigh the attrocities.
Macage
This book is filled with flowery prose and lengthy descriptions and an obvious plot. It is a long, long book! I gave it a fair chance and plodded through about half of it; so sorry, had to give up on it. :( I would not recommend to my friends.
Pipet
Never a dull moment in this fast paced thriller. The characters are interesting and altogether likable. Excellent read it was.
Alsalar
Another great book