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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,845 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Palmer Narrator: Natasha Richardson Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Dr. Sarah Baldwin came to traditional medicine with a background in holistic healing. At the Medical Center of Boston, her unconventional but highly successful methods have earned her a position as a trusted and respected OB/GYN resident. When one of Sarah's patients enters Medical Center of Boston, her labor complicated by sudden, terrifying bleeding, only Sarah's bold actions save the woman's life. But hard on the heels of Sarah's life-saving heroics comes the discovery that 2 other healthy young women have hemorrhaged to death during labor, and the only thing they all had in common was Sarah's prescribed mix of prenatal herbal vitamins. Suddenly Sarah is fighting to save her career, as surprising attacks come from the powerful father of a patient and from Sarah's ex-lover and mentor, Peter Ettinger. Her support at the hospital crumbling, Sarah turns to her brash and inexperienced lawyer, former Red Sox pitcher Matt Daniels, and to a wary female researcher from the Centers for Disease Control who's unconvinced that Sarah's vitamins are the only factor linking the victims. If she's right, dozens of other pregnant women are at risk, too - and the missing factor has nothing to do with natural causes. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 2/19/2014

    " This medical mystery by Palmer was very interesting. I really enjoyed reading this and would recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 2/16/2014

    " This was a decent mystery. Quite clean (not a lot of profanity/graphic sexual descriptions). The characters were pretty believable and well-rounded for the most part. The book moved a little slow at first, but picked up quickly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narielle Living | 2/15/2014

    " Michael Palmer is very good at what he does. This book is a fast paced read that I didn't want to put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 krin | 2/11/2014

    " This was an intense medical thriller with lots of twists and turns. Just when I thought I knew what caused the problems, Palmer deftly took the story in a new direction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 2/8/2014

    " When I read this book, I was into the medical thrillers big time! (I was an entry-level chemist at the time). Palmer, Gerritsen, Cook, Goldberg... This book also had the legal aspect to it and it was during this time I was going through legal 'stuff' and so found the book interesting. I was reading as many Palmer books as I could find. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christinedanko | 1/28/2014

    " Fun medical thriller! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shauna | 1/28/2014

    " I picked this book up from the Readers' Choice section at the library. It was a fairly good medical mystery, but there was more strong language than I like in a book. For those not bothered by that, it was a pretty good way to entertain oneself on a slow summer afternoon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Britt, Book Habitue | 1/16/2014

    " Compelling medical thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marvelle Morgan | 11/29/2013

    " A quick, fun read. Entertaining even if it was a little over-the-top (think Hollywood movies). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jillybean | 11/11/2013

    " An interesting page turner. Kept me up late several nights. A very good mystery/suspenseful read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachael | 10/6/2013

    " I actually enjoyed this book a good bit. A solid medical thriller that kept me entertained. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanna | 8/21/2013

    " Well written, easy to read, not too bad on plot, but far too predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robbie | 8/12/2013

    " Robbie hasn't yet read this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Theriot | 4/14/2013

    " Medical thriller full of suspense "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rod | 3/6/2013

    " Another well thought-out medical thriller. An enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob Dinsmoor | 2/9/2013

    " Like his other books, Natural Causes is a very suspenseful medical thriller that addresses an ethical question in medicine--this one about the ethics of using complementary/alternative therapies. As a medical writer, I love all the medical information he so deftly weaves into the books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annettte | 5/28/2012

    " Michael Palmer writes excellent medical thrillers. I haven't read anything from him that I didn't like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 4/25/2012

    " It was ok. Not my favorite of the few Michael Palmer stories I've read. It was easy to guess parts of the ending. But, it wasn't a bad over-all read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karleene Morrow | 1/2/2012

    " This one was a bit of a disappointment, maybe for me because it followed right on the heels of my finishing The Patient, to which I gave 5 stars. Natural Causes though felt forced, convenient situations and dialogue that was not at all up to Palmer's prior standards. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Waters | 10/26/2011

    " Ok, with the exception of the ever-present "a man and a woman cannot work together for two weeks without having sex" fantasy of the author, it was a well-structured, fast-paced, interesting read. Hope they work the bugs out of that virus real soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 9/17/2011

    " This is the first book by M Palmer and it was a great medical thriller. It was fast paced and sucked you in. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thomas | 9/5/2011

    " Another book that's entertaing, ala Sheldon, etc., but before you reach the end you know whats going to happen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eunice | 6/17/2011

    " A really good medical thriller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 6/1/2011

    " Good medical thriller!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanna | 4/22/2011

    " It was an OK read. I'd give it 2 1/2 stars if I could, because I like that I never suspected the killer was that person. But all in all, I wasn't impressed. Way too much legal and medical termanoloy, it left me confused at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pr Latta | 3/31/2011

    " Still a reasonable read even though some of the issues and the medical technology are dated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babete | 2/22/2011

    " Michael Palmer tem uma escrita que prende, é sempre um prazer!( Mortes Naturais ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rod | 7/20/2010

    " Another well thought-out medical thriller. An enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 2/1/2010

    " Like his other books, Natural Causes is a very suspenseful medical thriller that addresses an ethical question in medicine--this one about the ethics of using complementary/alternative therapies. As a medical writer, I love all the medical information he so deftly weaves into the books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 5/6/2009

    " A good, no-brainer, summer read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thomas | 1/21/2009

    " Another book that's entertaing, ala Sheldon, etc., but before you reach the end you know whats going to happen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 krin | 10/17/2008

    " This was an intense medical thriller with lots of twists and turns. Just when I thought I knew what caused the problems, Palmer deftly took the story in a new direction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annettte | 9/15/2008

    " Michael Palmer writes excellent medical thrillers. I haven't read anything from him that I didn't like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 6/6/2008

    " This was a decent mystery. Quite clean (not a lot of profanity/graphic sexual descriptions). The characters were pretty believable and well-rounded for the most part. The book moved a little slow at first, but picked up quickly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 12/7/2007

    " It was ok. Not my favorite of the few Michael Palmer stories I've read. It was easy to guess parts of the ending. But, it wasn't a bad over-all read. "

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About the Author
Author Michael Palmer

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.