Ordeal of Three Doctors - Elizabeth SeifertLondon: Collins, 1975, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, now wrapped in a removable protective sleeve. Price Clipped. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block.
From the cover: “Rich, strong-willed Janet Duke did not consult her son when she planned his future for him. As soon as he had completed his surgical residency, she surprised him with a gift of a completely equipped office in the local bank building. He could live at home with her. There would be plenty of time later on, she told herself, for him to marry Linton Fisher, the pretty blonde daughter of a well-to-do rancher. Unhappily, Andrew agreed to go along with his mother’s plans -for a while. He felt rewarded when Burke Wetherill and Jon Claggett, the other two doctors in town, asked him to join them in a newly-formed partnership. Then, learning that Jon was in love with Linton, Janet began to live up to her reputation as a trouble-maker. She struck out ruthlessly, forcing a crisis in the life of each of the doctors. The happiness of Burke’s marriage hung in the balance; Jon was threatened by an ugly scandal; and Andrew faced a decision that would test his integrity as a man as well as a doctor.
Here, set in a mountain town in Idaho, is an absorbing, realistic novel of three doctors and of the women who, for good or bad, play a crucial role in their lives.”