Royal Pains Mystery, No 2
January 2012 / ISBN 978-0451235534
by Linda Morelli
Dr. Hank Lawson
worked in the Emergency Room of a New York City hospital when he
had to make a choice between two critical patients. He saved one,
but the other wealthy patient died. As a result, Hank is fired,
though he kept his license. After his brother, Evan, convinces Hank
to visit the Hamptons, Hank saves a woman·s life and is hired
by the wealthy Boris, owner of Shadow Pond, to be a concierge doctor
to the rich and famous.
Now Hank runs HankMed, along with CFO Evan and Divya
Katdare, Hank·s physician assistant. Hank has a new girlfriend,
Jill Casey, administrator of Hamptons Heritage Hospital. The four
of them plan to attend a ball, followed by Jill·s First Annual
Hamptons Health and Fitness Fair, set for that weekend, meant to
promote health & fitness, but also to raise money for the high
school, hospital and Jill·s community clinic.
But not all is rosy in the Hamptons. Hank is called
to investigate a teenager·s strange symptoms and realizes
that drug sellers are in the area. He learns from Sergeant Willard
McCutcheon that this isn't the first report of stoned teens who
have been sold the "pink" deadly drug.
Sick Rich was a light mystery, filled with a wonderful humor
and a good, solid plot that kept me turning the pages. I could easily
picture each character, and the repartee and friendship they share.
I loved the interaction between Evan, the self-proclaimed ·superspy·
and Divya·s retorts. Hank and Jill have a ·friendly·
relationship that promises to grow along with Hank·s business.
D.P. Lyle has provided information on the continually growing problem
of illicit drugs and the innovative methods used by pushers to put
those deadly drugs in the hands of our children. Highly recommended.
reviews in this series
First, Do No Harm, No 1 [review]