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In 2008, a cheerful ambulance-chasing lawyer named Jay Shenk persuades the grieving Keener family to sue a private LA hospital. Their son Wesley has been transformed by a routine surgery into a kind of golem, absent all normal functioning or personality, walking in endless empty circles around his hospital room. In 2019, Shenk -- still in practice but a shell of his former self -- is hired to defend Wesley Keener's father when he is charged with murder... the murder, as it turns out, of the expert witness from the 2008 hospital case. Shenk's adopted son, a fragile teenager in 2008, is a wayward adult, though he may find his purpose when he investigates what really happened to the murdered witness. Two thrilling trials braid together, medical malpractice and murder, jostling us back and forth in time. The Quiet Boy is a book full of mysteries, not only about the death of a brilliant scientist, not only about the outcome of the medical malpractice suit, but about the relationship between children and their parents, between the past and the present, between truth and lies. At the center of it all is Wesley Keener, endlessly walking, staring empty-eyed, in whose quiet, hollow body may lie the fate of humankind. -- from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Harney County Library FIC WINTE (Text) 37720000615823 New Adult Display Book Branch_Only_3months 06/03/2021 Checked out 07/02/2021

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  • ISBN: 9780316505444
  • ISBN: 0316505447
  • Physical Description: 438 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2021.

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In 2008, a cheerful ambulance-chasing lawyer named Jay Shenk persuades the grieving Keener family to sue a private LA hospital. Their son Wesley has been transformed by a routine surgery into a kind of golem, absent all normal functioning or personality, walking in endless empty circles around his hospital room. In 2019, Shenk -- still in practice but a shell of his former self -- is hired to defend Wesley Keener's father when he is charged with murder... the murder, as it turns out, of the expert witness from the 2008 hospital case. Shenk's adopted son, a fragile teenager in 2008, is a wayward adult, though he may find his purpose when he investigates what really happened to the murdered witness. Two thrilling trials braid together, medical malpractice and murder, jostling us back and forth in time. The Quiet Boy is a book full of mysteries, not only about the death of a brilliant scientist, not only about the outcome of the medical malpractice suit, but about the relationship between children and their parents, between the past and the present, between truth and lies. At the center of it all is Wesley Keener, endlessly walking, staring empty-eyed, in whose quiet, hollow body may lie the fate of humankind. -- from book jacket.
Subject: Teenage boys > Fiction.
Nervous system > Diseases > Patients > Fiction.
Neurologists > Fiction.
Physicians > Malpractice > Fiction.
Personal injury lawyers > Fiction.
Trials (Malpractice) > Fiction.
Trials (Murder) > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) > Fiction.
Genre: Legal thrillers.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Medical fiction.

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