Medical thriller about an Edinburgh surgeon offered the power to heal by touch.
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To a pragmatist like Alastair Kingsley, surgery is a science, so when dishevelled Indian mystic Acharya Dhangi identifies Kingsley as the messiah of his ancient Hindu sect, and claims to have empowered him with the healing touch, Kingsley dismisses him as a harmless crank.But evidence is already emerging that defies even Kingsley's practised scepticism: three of his patients exhibit a phenomenon unknown to medical science: incredibly, their bodies seem to be forming a dramatic resistance to cancer.Kingsley clings to the rational tenets of his training until a personal tragedy allows the seeds of superstition to take root. Plagued by self doubt, he embarks on a desperate manhunt for the now elusive Dhangi, generating a vortex of chaos which threatens to destroy not only his own ordered life but the whole delicate structure of his profession.About the Author:
John Collee is a doctor and novelist. Originally from Edinburgh he now lives in Sydney Australia. For some years he wrote a popular newspaper column in the Observer newspaper: "A Doctor Writes".He wrote the screenplay to his second novel "A Paper Mask". Subsequent screenplays include the Oscar nominated "Master and Commander" with Peter Weir and Oscar winning "Happy Feet" with George Miller.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11014006978X
Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 014006978X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1807084