In his bestselling
novels, physician Michael Palmer has drawn on years of firsthand emergency-room
experience to create the drama of a frighteningly authentic world—a world where
the line between medicine and murder is scalpel-thin. Now, in his most
harrowing suspense novel yet, Palmer reveals how the power to heal can become a
license to kill.
With his wife,
Evie, scheduled for surgery the next day, Dr. Harry Corbett goes to the
hospital for what he hopes will be a quiet evening of reconciliation. In recent
weeks Evie, never quick to share her feelings, has been more closed and distant
But when Harry
reaches Evie’s room, it is too late for reconciliation. Shockingly, without
warning, Evie is dead. The police suspect homicide, and their only suspect is
Dr. Harry Corbett—who is not prepared for the stunning revelations that follow:
his bright, beautiful, highly ambitious wife was leading a double life; she may
have had dangerous secrets. But what secret could have been explosive enough to
Then the killer
strikes again, boldly, tauntingly murdering one of Harry’s favorite patients in
such a way that only Harry knows the death was not natural. This time Harry is
certain: the killer, medically sophisticated, coolly arrogant, moving
undetected through a busy urban hospital, could only be a doctor. And he
wonders, How many more will die?
Harry probes deeper, following the only clue Evie left. What he finds is a
sinister pattern that threatens patients in every hospital in the city. Harry
is engaged in a life-and-death battle of wits with a chillingly efficient
monster. And until the doctor is unmasked, no patient is safe from his lethal
Michael Palmer has done it again, delivering a
no-holds-barred novel of medical intrigue—a gripping thriller that features the
most terrifying physician since Hannibal Lecter. Silent Treatment will
keep your pulse racing from beginning to end.
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