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3.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 5 3.76 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) 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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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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 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 Hamilton | 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 Guthrie | 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 Rogers | 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 Hernandez | 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 Gutierrez | 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! "

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About the Author
Author Michael PalmerMichael Palmer (1942-2013) wrote internationally bestselling novels of medical suspense, including The First Patient, The Second Opinion, The Last Surgeon, A Heartbeat Away, Oath of Office and Political Suicide. His book Extreme Measures was adapted into a movie starring Hugh Grant and Gene Hackman. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages. Palmer earned his bachelor's degree at Wesleyan University, and he attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University. He trained in internal medicine at Boston City and Massachusetts General Hospitals. He spent twenty years as a full-time practitioner of internal and emergency medicine. In addition to his writing, Palmer was an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society Physician Health Services, devoted to helping physicians troubled by mental illness, physical illness, behavioral issues, and chemical dependency. He lived in eastern Massachusetts.