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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 29, 2010 - Fiction - 480 pages
2 Reviews
In the tiny town of Patience, California, newcomer Dr. Abby Dolan has noticed a frightening syndrome among her emergency room patients.  It begins with a baffling, seemingly minor set of symptoms, but builds relentlessly until it plunges its victims into insane, murderous rages.  As she searches for clues to this deadly mystery, Abby's superiors make it clear her probing is unwelcome.

Soon Abby will learn just how high the cost of the truth may be--and how far someone will go to keep a lethal secret.  But she may not find the answer until it's too late to save her patients, her career...her life.

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

A great mystery for conspiracy theorists. I really liked the characters, the style, everything but the plot. It was too far-fetched for a mystery. It would have fit better in a sci-fi futuristic book. It would make sense as a cautionary tale, but not in a vein of realism. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Realistically portrayed medical procedures and more than you'd care to know about toxic poisoning—both pump up a relentlessly predictable emergency-room melodrama. In his seventh medical thriller ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Michael Palmer is the bestselling author of Silent Treatment, Natural Causes, Extreme Measures, Flashback, Side Effects, and The Sisterhood.  He has practiced medicine for more than twenty years, most recently as an emergency room physician.

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