5 out of 5 stars
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No matter how we see it, being a person who is greedy and self-centered always keeps enemies close to your door. This book, McDowell, by William H. Coles, is mainly about the life of a man named Hiram McDowell, a surgeon who is also a lover of mountain climbing. As a surgeon, being president of the International College of Surgeons would give him the authority he needed to change a lot of things in healthcare, and Hiram is willing to engage in a lot of political maneuvering to get the position.
It happens that during the election period, Dr. Hiram McDowell was able to convince Dr. Michael O'Leary, who is a prominent member of the Board of Governors' executive committee, to canvass votes for him while promising to make him Executive Director if he should win. After emerging as president, Dr. Hiram failed to keep his own part of the bargain, and as a result of this, Michael O'Leary started plotting his downfall. Would Dr. Hiram McDowell be able to survive it? Read this book to find out.
At first, when I picked up this book, I had no idea it would contain an interesting plot that would teach me a lot. From this book, I was able to understand so many secrets in the medical world because this book is relatable in every sense. From McDowell's life, I was able to learn the dangers that come with betrayal. Above all, this book taught me that no matter how wicked and selfish a man can be, there is always space in him for love for his family, as in the case of Hiram. Despite the level of his selfishness, his love for his children was very obvious.
The plot of this novel is among its strongest selling points, as every genuine reader would concur with me. Given how interesting and twisted the plot is, it would be wrong not to give the author kudos for a job well done. The writing style is another aspect of this book that is deserving of mention because it made the book unique in its own way, and the author also did a wonderful job in character development, which is another part of the book that piqued my interest.
It's important to note that there is nothing I dislike about this book. Though it contained a few vulgar words, that's not reason enough to remove any rating stars. Since I couldn't find any notable typos or grammatical errors in this book, it indicated that the book was professionally well edited, and on this basis, I would rate this book five out of five stars. I would recommend this book to those interested in politics, parents, and medical students.
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