Harmful Intent

Harmful Intent

A Novel

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
A disillusioned malpractice lawyer takes on the case of a lifetime in this debut thriller that follows Peter Moss as he fights the politically powerful Dr. Wallace Bondurant on negligence charges when he fails to diagnose a young woman's breast cancer. 25,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Peter Moss had sworn off malpractice suits after losing a case against Dr. Wallace Bondurant over a young patient's death. Then Terry Winter told her story of breast cancer neglected three years - by Wallace Bondurant.
Moss had been burning out, not from too much work but from work with too little meaning. Terry Winter was his most difficult client: headstrong and undependable, a rebel cowgirl with a sociopath husband stalking her and her daughter - and Moss. The closer Moss got to the answer the more elusive it became, and the more ruthless his adversaries in the medical and insurance establishments. His skeptical partners began to abandon him. Then, it seemed, his client did, too.
Harmful Intent is an absorbing examination of breast cancer in the warring worlds of medicine and law, and of a mother's transcendent courage.

Baker
& Taylor

Disillusioned malpractice lawyer Peter Moss takes on the case of a lifetime as he fights the politically powerful Dr. Wallace Bondurant on negligence charges when he fails to diagnose a young woman's breast cancer

Simon and Schuster
A prominent doctor's inexplicable failure to diagnose a devastating disease takes a disillusioned lawyer and his gutsy client on separate quests for the final shocking truth in this edge-of-the-seat legal thriller of medical malpractice. Peter Moss had sworn off such malpractice suits after losing a case against Dr. Wallace Bondurant over a young patient's death. Then Terry Winter told her story of breast cancer neglected three years -- by Wallace Bondurant. Moss had been burning out, not from too much work but from work with too little meaning. Terry Winter was his most difficult client: headstrong and undependable, a rebel cowgirl with a sociopath husband stalking her and her daughter -- and Moss. The closer Moss got to the answer the more elusive it became, and the more ruthless his adversaries in the medical and insurance establishments. His skeptical partners began to abandon him. Then, it seemed, his client did, too. With a fine sense of drama and an intimate knowledge of how the legal system really works in the face of power and politics, Baine Kerr has crafted a sensational courtroom thriller. Harmful Intent is an absorbing examination of breast cancer in the warring worlds of medicine and law, and of a mother's transcendent courage. Richly authentic and beautifully written, Harmful Intent probes the problem of idealism -- taking a stand, making a difference -- and how to regain it in a broken system of easy cynicism and deceit.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, 1999.
ISBN: 9780684854137
0684854139
Branch Call Number: KER
Characteristics: 364 p. ; 24 cm.

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