The wealthy and powerful CEO of a large health care company is found brutally murdered. She is not the first to die - nor will she be the last...A vicious serial killer is on the loose, and the victims have one thing in common: they are all high-profile executives in the healthcare industry. As a member of the Hippocrates Society, Dr Will Grant is fighting to reclaim the medical profession from the many companies profiting wildly from controlling the delivery of care. But, the doctor's determination has attracted a dangerous zealot, and soon, Will finds himself both suspect and victim, a pawn in a deadly endgame. Alongside detective Patty Moriarity, Will sets out to track down the killer. They have little to go on except for a cryptic message that grows longer with each murder: a message Grant and Moriarity must decipher, if they are to save themselves becoming the next victims...
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With every one of his ten novels a New York Times bestseller, emergency medicine physician Michael Palmer is recognized by critics and fans worldwide as a master of medical suspense. Now Palmer delivers a relentless thriller that slices to our deepest fears with surgical precision--a tale as timely as it is terrifying, as harrowing as it is plausible. Welcome to The Society.
At the headquarters of Boston's Eastern Quality Health, the wealthy and powerful CEO is brutally murdered. She's not
the first to die--nor the last. A vicious serial killer is on the loose and the victims have one thing in common: they are all high-profile executives in the managed care industry.Dr. Will Grant is an overworked and highly dedicated surgeon. He has experienced firsthand the outrages of a system that cares more about the bottom line than about the life-and-death issues of patients. As a member of the Hippocrates Society, Will seeks to reclaim the profession of medicine from the hundreds of companies profiting wildly by controlling the decisions that affect the delivery of care. But the doctor's determination has attracted a dangerous zealot who will stop at nothing to make Will his ally. Soon Will is both a suspect and a victim, a pawn in a deadly endgame. Then, in one horrible moment, Will's professional and personal worlds are destroyed and his very life placed in peril.
Rookie detective Patty Moriarity is in danger of being removed from her first big case--the managed care killings. To save her career, she has no choice but to risk trusting Will, knowing he may well be the killer she is hunting. Together they have little to go on except the knowledge that the assassin is vengeful, cunning, ruthless--and may not be working alone. That--and a cryptic message that grows longer with each murder: a message Grant and Moriarity must decipher if they don't want to be the next victims.
"From the Hardcover edition.About the Author:
Michael spent twenty years as a full-time practitioner of emergency medicine and was an associate director of addiction medicine in Massachusetts. He died in October 2013.
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Book Description Arrow, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 496 pages. 6.97x4.29x1.18 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0099463571
Book Description Arrow Books, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099463571