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The Sixth Sense (Brier Hospital – 3) by Lawrence W. Gold

5 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Brier Hospital Series: Arnie Roth, a family practitioner, develops viral encephalitis. He awakens from the near-death experience with a new appreciation for life and an unexpected talent, his sensitivity to smell has increased a thousandfold. The Sixth Sense is highly entertaining, thought provoking, and touching journey through a world that influences us every day, but one that we know too little about.

Arnie Roth is a physician that has a rash of people getting deathly ill. This progresses as usual until Arnie falls sick too. He goes into a coma but miraculously wakes up. Everything seems to be normal except the super human ability to smell. This helps when he can tell if people are lying, determine if they are sick, and if they are taking their medicine.

But he starts noticing that people that are ill and should have a particular smell, that of medication, but don’t. Arnie has to fight with his own abilities to stay sane and to fight those that seem to be more interested in making money than actually helping sick people.

This is a great book. There are a lot of medical terms that I did have to look up, but makes this even more realistic. Giving Arnie the ability to smell anything was a good twist since most people don’t think about the downside of smelling and how it would affect us. And the ending, I didn’t expect that.

This is my first book by Lawrence Gold but it will not be my last. If you like medical mystery/thrillers, you need to read The Sixth Sense.

I received this book a long time ago in exchange for an honest review.

For more information about the Brier Hospital series or to purchase The Sixth Sense check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Goodreads.

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