The Patient

The Patient

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Neurosurgeon Jessie Copeland works at the very frontier of neurosurgery, developing technology that could revolutionize the treatment of brain tumors. But her work brings her to the attention of an infinitely dangerous man. Claude Malloche is brilliant, remorseless--a terrorist without regard for human life. He is also ill with a brain tumor considered to be inoperable. Nothing can stop Malloche from getting to the woman he believes can cure him. For those caught in his path, the nightmare has just begun...and no one is more aware of the stakes than Jessie Copeland. In brain surgery there are no guarantees--but that's exactly what Malloche demands. With disaster just one cut away, Jessie faces the most harrowing case of her life--and the price of failure may be thousands of lives....
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Product details

  • Paperback | 435 pages
  • 114 x 184 x 31.5mm | 227g
  • Bantam USA
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0553580388
  • 9780553580389
  • 448,063

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WARNING: USE OF THIS BOOK MAY CAUSE SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDING SOARING BLOOD PRESSURE, SLEEPLESSNESS, AND HEART-POUNDING TERROR.
Neurosurgeon Jessie Copeland works at the very frontier of neurosurgery, developing technology that could revolutionize the treatment of brain tumors. But her work brings her to the attention of an infinitely dangerous man.
Claude Malloche is brilliant, remorseless -- a terrorist without regard for human life. He is also ill with a brain tumor considered to be inoperable. Nothing can stop Malloche from getting to the woman he believes can cure him. For those caught in his path, the nightmare has just begun...and no one is more aware of the stakes than Jessie Copeland.
In brain surgery there are no guarantees -- but that's exactly what Malloche demands. With disaster just one cut away, Jessie faces the most harrowing case of her life -- and the price of failure may be thousands of lives....
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"[A] rip-roaring page-turner."--New York Post "The Patient might be [Palmer's] most riveting book yet, leaving hardly enough time to take a breath."--Denver Post "The Patient is what Die Hard movies are made of: brilliantly nasty terrorists hectoring innocent folks, with only a wisecracking lone wolf to forestall."--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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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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