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Author: Michael Palmer Narrator: Scott Bryce Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553751802
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With each successive bestseller, including Extreme Measures and Critical Judgment, ER physician turned author Michael Palmer sets a new standard for medical suspense...writing "wrenchingly scary," (Publishers Weekly) "chillingly sinister"(Denver Post) novels packed with all the cutting-edge authenticity only a doctor could prescribe.  Now, in Miracle Cure, Michael Palmer delivers his most electrifying thriller yet, as an unsuspecting doctor seeks the truth behind a miracle drug...and uncovers a deadly conspiracy.

An agonizing sports injury did more than end Brian Holbrook's professional football dreams.  It left the skilled cardiologist with an addiction to prescription painkillers that eventually cost him his marriage and his license to practice medicine.  But now, at thirty-eight, Brian's cleaned up his act, swallowed his pride, and is ready to start over.  Yet how far is he willing to go to be a doctor again?  

The prestigious Boston Heart Institute, home of some of the world's top surgeons and cardiologists, has offered Brian an opportunity to get back into scrubs...and participate in trials of an extraordinary new drug that could revolutionize medicine.  Vasclear may have the power to reverse arteriosclerosis, the number one killer in the civilized world.  In short, it offers the promise of a pharmaceutical fountain of youth.

The initial results are so dazzling, Brian pushes to get his own father, who has a dangerous heart condition, accepted into the Vasclear study.  But soon Brian is uneasy.  Under close scrutiny because of his past, he knows that the last thing he can afford to do is make waves--and yet he finds himself compelled to ask questions that his superiors can't, or won't, answer: Why crucial records have disappeared....  Why a patient who'd made startling progress has suddenly died....  With billions of dollars at stake in the race to get FDA approval for the drug, Brian's meddling could destroy his career--or worse.  For as Dr. Brian Holbrook is beginning to suspect, at Boston Heart Institute, knowing too much is the quickest way to the morgue.  

From the corridors of a world-renowned temple of healing to the halls of Congress, an exercise in greed turns into an experiment in terror--in Miracle Cure, another suspense triumph from the new master of the medical thriller, Michael Palmer. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Wrenchingly scary...Palmer is reaching the top of a demanding craft. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • This is a novel that manages to scare the socks off the reader while still providing made-for-Hollywood entertainment. The Globe & Mail, Toronto
  • Silent Treatment:
  • Guaranteed to terrify anyone who...has reason to step inside the doors of a hospital...Dynamite plot...fast-paced and engrossing. The Washington Post
  • A Marathon Man-style plot loaded with innovative twists...extremely vivid characters. Kirkus Reviews
  • A Main Selection of the Doubleday Book Club

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeri | 2/15/2014

    " good medical murder mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrin | 2/10/2014

    " Fingernail biter "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 2/9/2014

    " This was a great read about a young Doctor, Brian who is trying desperately to get his life back in order after becoming addicted to pain killers and losing his medical license. When Brian's father is admitted into Boston Heart Institute for chest pains, Brian is unexpectedly called in to another patients room to help a fellow doctor diagnose a dying patient. With a correct diagnoses in place, the chief of medicine is impressed and offers Brian a job at the hospital. Filled with excitement Brian accepts; what he doesn't know is that he has just stepped into a very dangerous hospital conducting drug trials and doing whatever it takes to get their miracle drug approved by the FDA. A great medical thriller with twist and turns all along the way! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Missy | 2/9/2014

    " Out of date about aids, homosexuality "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 2/1/2014

    " My kind of Medical suspense thriller! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/24/2014

    " found this in one of my boxes. Checked out two more at the library as I had a hard time putting this one down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 1/21/2014

    " This is another good medical thriller that deals with a race against time to find a cure for a drug to be accepted by the FDA. A fascinating read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 1/20/2014

    " Pretty good medical thriller. It had your "standard" plot about corruption and such within the field of medicine but was a good read nevertheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 10/19/2013

    " A well constructed medical thriller with likeable characters especially the protagonist. Not for those who suffer from hypochondria. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 10/18/2013

    " 3 star medical thriller (top 50% of the genre). One of Michael Palmer's many reliable, well-constructed, hospital-based thriller novels. For my full review, see ScienceThrillers.com "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanner | 9/16/2013

    " This book was amazing. It was a medical thriller that did not confuse me. I enjoyed the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kayla | 6/13/2013

    " i thought it was a good daring book but kinda slow and well........kinda boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 2/20/2013

    " This was another book by Michael Palmer enjoyed. I didn't start reading his books until I started working for a bio-pharmaceutical company. I enjoyed the technical jargon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 10/4/2012

    " While listening to the audiobook, the fifth section of nine stopped working. Took it back to to the library and got the book so I could hear how it ends. The second half was better as the suspense built up. Enjoyed the 12 step references too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Oridisi | 6/23/2012

    " This book was very good, it was true there are some people in this world who would do an anything to make money, and committing murder and covering up crimes and wrong doings is one of them, Michael Palmer you've done it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gini | 6/11/2012

    " Typical Michael Palmer - a fast paced good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 7/6/2011

    " very quick read...exciting to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marlyn | 4/16/2011

    " Again this is a book of his I read a long time ago and don't remember the particulars but that I did enjoy reading his books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/26/2011

    " While listening to the audiobook, the fifth section of nine stopped working. Took it back to to the library and got the book so I could hear how it ends. The second half was better as the suspense built up. Enjoyed the 12 step references too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 7/16/2009

    " Pretty good medical thriller. It had your "standard" plot about corruption and such within the field of medicine but was a good read nevertheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 4/18/2008

    " This is another good medical thriller that deals with a race against time to find a cure for a drug to be accepted by the FDA. A fascinating read! "

About the Author

Michael Palmer (1942–2013) authored twenty-one novels of medical suspense, all international bestsellers, including The First Patient, The Second Opinion, and The Last Surgeon. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages. Extreme Measures was the basis for a movie starring Hugh Grant and Gene Hackman.

About the Narrator

Jan Maxwell is an American stage and television actress. She made her Broadway debut in the musical City of Angels and has been nominated for two Tony Awards and two Drama Desk Awards. She won the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Her Broadway credits include Sixteen Wounded, Match, and The Dinner Party. She is the sister of Obie Award–winning playwright Richard Maxwell.