Abra Cadaver

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Dec 15, 1998 - Fiction - 394 pages
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Jake Merlin is a full-time doctor, part-time amateur magician, and an all-around sleuth. So when he discovers the body of his long-lost roommate being dissected in the gross anatomy lab, he is determined to find out how his friend disappeared, and what really happened to him. With the help of a beautiful, gutsy district attorney, Jake follows a trail of deception and greed through the teeming streets of Pittsburgh, only to discover that someone has been taking the phrase donating your body to science to a new extreme! Now, with only his medical skill and magician's luck, Jake must stop the killing before he ends up on a slab himself!

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A body is dragged from the river, and the ME's office finds he's died from natural causes, and already been embalmed. The same day, Dr. Jack Merlin's roommate Kevin Hoover goes missing. A year later ... Read full review


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James Tucker, MD is the author of the medical thrillers, Abra Cadaver and Hocus Corpus . These works chronicle the adventures of Pittsburgh surgeon Dr. Merlin in a compelling mix of magic, medicine and mystery. In October 2000, NAL will publish his third novel, Tragic Wand.

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