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From Airport to Wheel sand from In High Places to Hotel, Arthur Hailey's incisive thrillers, set at the heart of the great institutions of the modern world, are unmatched for authenticity, power and human drama.
The Final Diagnosis is a complex, tension-packed drama of a great hospital - a world where one faulty diagnosis or one small error can precipitate irrevocable tragedy.
In this enthralling novel, a young pathologist struggles to restore the standards of a hospital controlled by an ageing and once-brilliant doctor. We are silent witnesses to the action behind the reception area, the emergency rooms, to the hidden corridors of a world that the patient never sees.
The Final Diagnosis, a tightly-written masterpiece with a compelling cast of characters, is Arthur Hailey writing at the very height of his powers..
About the Author
Arthur Hailey was born in 1920 at Luton, where he attended school, then worked as an office boy and clerk. At the age of nineteen, at the outbreak of the Second World War, he joined the Royal Air Force and rose through the ranks to become a pilot and flight lieutenant. In 1974 he emigrated to Canada where he was successively a real-estate salesman, business-magazine editor and a sales and advertising executive. He became a full-time author in 1956 following the overnight success of his television play 'Flight into Danger' which was performed worldwide, later becoming a novel and a film. He is the acclaimed author of eleven novels which have been published in twenty-seven languages. Arthur Hailey died on November 24, 2004.