Drawing from actual profiles of serial killers, Munson has created an accurate first novel that "provides a scary new perspective on the motivations that drive a seemingly normal person to psychopathic behavior" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). Результаты поиска по книге. Отзывы - Написать отзыв. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. Here's an unusual fiction debut: a formulaic but tight and swift serial-killer thriller-by a professor of philosophy of science and medicine (at the Univ.
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Attractive to women, educated, and charming, John Haack is the last man Lieutenant Eric Firecaster would suspect is a serial killer, but when Haack threatens Jill, the woman Firecaster is protecting, the cop learns that looks can be deceiving.
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Munson's background, which also includes teaching at Harvard Medical School's Dept. of Psychiatry, shows in his rich display of forensic detail and in his careful construction of the bent mind of the killer, John Haack. Munson's background, which also includes teaching at Harvard Medical School's Dept.
Published 1991 by Pocket Books in New York.
Inspired by Raymond Chandler's telling phrase, Ronald Munson has depicted a criminal as shocking as "a tarantula on a piece of angel food cake. Drawing form actual profiles of serial killers, he has created a bone-chillingly accurate portrait of a psychopath's mind and methods.
Advances in medical technology force us to struggle with new and often gut-wrenching decisions. Raising fundamental questions about human relationships, this is an essential book about the very nature of life and death. How do we know when someone is dead and not just in a coma? Should a convicted felon qualify for a new heart? In The Woman Who Decided to Die, novelist and medical ethicist Ronald Munson takes readers to the very edges of medicine, where treatments fail and where people must cope with helplessness, mortality, and doubt.
Perhaps no medical breakthrough in the twentieth century is more spectacular, more hope-giving, or more fraught with ethical questions than organ transplantation. Each year some 25,000 Americans are pulled back from the brink of death by receiving vital new organs. Another 5,000 die while waiting for them. And what distinguishes these two groups has become the source of one of our thorniest ethical questions