Miracle Cure

Miracle Cure

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An agonizing sports injury did more than end Brian Holbrook's professional football dreams. It left the skilled cardiologist with an addiction to prescription painkillers that eventually cost him his marriage and his license to practice medicine. But now, at 38, Brian has cleaned up his act, swallowed his pride, and is ready to start over. The prestigious Boston Heart Institute, home of some of the world's top surgeons and cardiologists, has offered Brian an opportunity to get back into scrubs...and participate in trials of an extraordinary new drug that could revolutionize medicine. Vasclear may have the power to reverse arteriosclerosis, the number one killer in the civilized world. In short, it offers the promise of a pharmaceutical fountain of youth. The initial results are so dazzling, Brian pushes to get his own father, who has a dangerous heart condition, accepted into the Vasclear study. But soon Brian is uneasy. With billions of dollars at stake in the race to get FDA approval for the drug, Brian's meddling could destroy his career - or worse. For as Dr. Brian Holbrook is beginning to suspect, at Boston Heart institute, knowing too much is the quickest way to the morgue.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 431 pages
  • 108 x 178 x 25.91mm | 227g
  • Bantam USA
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0553576623
  • 9780553576627
  • 419,013

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The master of medical suspense takes you to prestigious Boston Heart Institute, where some patients are dying to get well....
After a troubled past, Dr. Brian Holbrook has been given a second chance to prove himself. At state-of-the-art Boston Heart Institute, he's been chosen to join the medical team testing a new miracle drug. The initial results are so promising that Brian pushes to get his father--who suffers from a dangerous heart condition--accepted into the study.
But Brian is beginning to suspect his superiors are hiding something. Why are crucial records disappearing? Why did a patient making startling progress suddenly die? Is the miracle drug a prescription for death? The answers could cost Brian more than his career. For at Boston Heart Institute, knowing too much is the quickest way to the morgue.
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"Packs plenty of heart-stopping action."--Associated Press

"A fast-paced lively thriller."--Boston Sunday Herald
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About Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer, M.D., is the author of Miracle Cure, Critical Judgment, Silent Treatment, Natural Causes, Extreme Measures, Flashback, Side Effects, and The Sisterhood. His books have been translated into thirty languages. He trained in internal medicine at Boston City and Massachusetts General Hospitals, spent twenty years as a full-time practitioner of internal and emergency medicine, and is now an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society's physician health program
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2,472 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 31% (761)
4 40% (990)
3 25% (622)
2 3% (86)
1 1% (13)
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