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Wheeler Pub Incorporated, Jun 4, 2014 - Fiction - 615 pages
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"When Dr. Lou Welcome fills in for his boss at a national conference in Atlanta he brings along his friend, Cap Duncan. An accident turns tragic when Cap injures his leg. Surgeons save the leg, but the open wound becomes a breeding ground for a deadly microbial invader. Hundreds of miles away, a teenaged girl is fighting against the same bacteria. The germ is resistant to any known antibiotic and the government scientist tasked with finding a cure has been kidnapped. Turning to the Centers for Disease Control for help, Lou uncovers a link to a shadowy group known as One Hundred Neighbors that has infiltrated society and is using health institutions as hostages"--Back cover.

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User Review  - LivelyLady - LibraryThing

When the Doomsday bacteria threatens the life of his friend and mentor, Dr. Lou Welcome gets involved in ways unimaginable to this ER doc. Good story but not Palmer's best writing. Read full review

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User Review  - mikedraper - LibraryThing

Dr. Lou Welcome is sent to Atlanta to give a presentation at a medical convention. He's doing this for his boss who hopes to become president of this organization. Lou's boss can't give the ... Read full review

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Michael Palmer was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on October 9, 1942. He graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He trained in internal medicine at Boston City and Massachusetts General Hospitals. Afterwards, he conducted research for the National Air Pollution Control Administration in Cincinnati in order to fulfill his two-year military obligation. He spent 20 years as a full-time practitioner of internal and emergency medicine and is currently an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society's physician health program. His has written numerous books including The Last Surgeon, The Second Opinion, The First Patient, The Fifth Vial, The Society, Fatal, The Patient, Miracle Cure, Critical Judgment, Silent Treatment, Natural Causes, Extreme Measures, Flashback, Side Effects, and The Sisterhood. Palmer died at the age of 71 on October 30, 2013 after suffering a heart attack and stroke. His novels Resistant (released May 20, 2014) and Trauma (released May 12, 2015) were released after his death.

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