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Beat the Reaper - Josh Bazell The ratings for this book were all over the place, so when I saw it at a book sale I thought I’d pick it up. I should have dropped it like a hot potato.What little exists in the way of a plot involves a doctor and one of his patients. There’s nothing wrong with some cuss words but the characters swear like sailors who have just been told their shore leave is canceled. The protagonist is unlikable to the extent he’s more like an antagonist. It’s also hard to believe that a doctor would save ’em by day then kill ’em by night as a hitman for the mob. Plus the book had unnecessary footnotes and too many little flashbacks.If you are in a hospital and read this you will likely head for the nearest exit. About the only positive here is the humor. Otherwise it was too unbelievable and over the top.