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They are the most ruthless enemy we have ever faced. And they are one millionth our size. Deep in an Atlanta research laboratory, the world's deadliest germs lie in wait. Dr Lou Welcome knows only too well the destruction they could unleash in the wrong hands and when a research scientist working on a top-secret case is kidnapped, Lou's fears become reality. Soon Lou is locked in a deadly race, from hospital wards to the top corridors of power, to stop a lethal epidemic breaking out. With his best friend's life in the balance, Lou must confront his own demons if he is to stop a group determined to use mankind's worst creation to take the power they crave for themselves...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 133 x 198 x 24mm | 276g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 147220901X
  • 9781472209016
  • 640,989

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A heart-pounding medical thriller * Boston Globe * When it comes to inventive plots for medical thrillers nobody does it better than Michael Palmer... This premise is explosive and compelling and grabs the readers from the very first page * Huffington Post * Guaranteed to terrify anyone who has reason to step inside the doors of a hospital... Dynamic and engrossing * Washington Post * Ingenious... Suspenseful and cleverly plotted -- Kathy Reichs
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About Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer, medical thriller author and physician, died unexpectedly on October 20, 2013. Michael wrote 18 novels of medical and political suspense, all international bestsellers. In addition to writing, Palmer served as an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society Physician Health Services, devoted to helping physicians troubled by mental illness, physical illness, behavioral issues, and chemical dependency. This is his 19th novel.
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2,116 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 24% (516)
4 44% (931)
3 25% (521)
2 5% (112)
1 2% (36)
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