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Author: Margaret Cuthbert Narrator: Tonya Pinkins Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 1998 ISBN: 9780743546058
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Save the life. Save the life...This is the mantra repeated by Dr. Rae Duprey, Berkeley Hills Hosptial's premier obstetrician, who's haunted by the searing memory of her own mother's death in the back of an ambulance—and driven by a passion to save the lives of the women and babies in her care. But when her candidacy for the chairmanship of Berkeley Hills' prestigious obstetrics department is derailed by a series of "bad baby" cases emanating from the politically sensitive birth center across the street, Rae is determined to uncover the truth about why these seemingly routine deliveries are going fatally haywire.


As her investigation unleashes a firestorm of resistance from all sides, Rae discovers that in the ruthlessly competitive atmoshpere of today's helath-care system, everyone has a hidden agenda...As the hair-raising emergencies continue unabated, she begins to suspect the unthinkable: a sinister plan of medical sabotage, masterminded by a killer who is hardly a stranger to Berkeley Hills Hospital.

Combining suspense, utterly authentic characters, and the most riveting medical emergency scenes to be found anywhere, The Silent Cradle takes the medical thriller into compelling new territory. With unique insight into the drama and politics of medicine today, Margaret Cuthbert's talents make for a memorable debut.

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  • “Cuthbert’s…characters are well drawn and the action is nicely constructed. It will likely have solid mass-market appeal, especially among women readers.” 


  • “A surefire crowd-pleaser that balances cool operating-room tension with steaming soap-opera foam.”  

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About the Author

Margaret Cuthbert, MD, served as the vice chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley, California, where she had a private practice for fourteen years. She integrates her medical experience into her novels. A graduate of Stanford University and UCSF Medical School, she now lives in Berkeley and works on her writing.