A primer on emergency medicine
|AUTHOR:||Charles C. Anderson|
Andy Carlson is not just another emergency room doctor, he is also a former SEAL with plenty of stories that he could never tell. He also has some secrets from his past that could and do cause him some grief in his current “quiet life”.
The Farm by Charles C. Anderson is all about the past that catches up to Dr. Andy Carlson.
The majority of the story takes place on a plantation that had been in the Carlson family for hundreds of years. Andy has discovered a plot by the CIA (and maybe others) to make another country look like they have launched a terrorists attack on the United States. There are those that don’t want the details of this plot made public and are willing to kill Andy to keep him quiet.
The Farm is filled with action, suspense, and very colorful characters. The plantation and surrounding areas are vividly described.
While the characters themselves were believable, some of the things they did and people they “controlled” seemed rather unrealistic.
Though I did enjoy the book, I feel it suffered from too many details. I found the history of the plantation and role of it during the Civil War descriptions to be a little on the boring side. The section felt more like a lecture than a real part of the story. I also found the descriptions of various medical procedures to be a little too detailed. I don’t think the type of suture or clamp used is really necessary for my enjoyment of the story. These details actually seemed to slow down or interrupt the pacing of the novel.
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