• Publish Date: 2016-07-11
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Heather Robinson
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Dr. Alex Lurch has finally landed a job after completing medical school at Georgetown American University in Guyana. Despite some initial concern about the Cyprus Clinic, which caters to the families of geriatric dementia patients, he has drunk the Kool-Aid, helping caregivers shorten the difficult heartbreaking days of their loved ones. The clinics founder, the imposing Dr. Frederick Bourbon, has also lead him to believe that he will soon come into a management position as the clinic adds new offices. The madcap Cyprus Clinic team creatively approaches its mandate by dreaming up interesting options for its patients. Hank Lee, head of research, has a particular fondness for robust microbes and exotic alkaloids. The alluring Dr. Margo Margaux and Dr. Lurch together create the Cupid Magnet, a Valentines Day giveaway button which neutralizes pacemakers. An aggressive relocation group is brought in-house to facilitate the transfer of patients to more dangerous locales. John French, the resident spiritual adviser, initiates a Christian Scientist conversion program that allows clients to refuse medical care and intervention. The clinic consults are effective and business is booming. The elderly patients and their loved ones arrive daily, reflecting the unpredictable, tragic, yet often humorous symptoms associated with dementia. As word gets out about the clinic's skills, another type of client arrives, one whose intentions are not as honorable. It is up to the team to determine who is actually in need of their services. As the bombastic Dr. Frederick Bourbon focuses on raising funds for the clinics expansion in well-heeled Fairfield County, with associated money-making opportunities on the side, he makes a fateful decision that thrusts a dejected Dr. Lurch into the arms of the off-kilter researcher Jocelyn Cabot. Lurch barely survives the harrowing dating experience, but embraces a new attitude and devises a plan. Dr. Bourbon has underestimated both the creativity and the drive of his subordinate. As Dr. Lurch plots and executes, with able help from other disheartened members of the team, Dr. Bourbon begins to question his own sanity, memory and judgment.

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