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Extended Audio Sample The Fifth Vial, by Michael Palmer Click for printable size audiobook cover
2.99828571428571 out of 52.99828571428571 out of 52.99828571428571 out of 52.99828571428571 out of 52.99828571428571 out of 5 3.00 (1,750 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Palmer Narrator: J. Charles Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Get drawn into a novel of medical suspense that begins with these chilling questions: Who ends up with the blood samples you routinely give for tests? What else are they being used for? Why don’t you know? Take a deep breath.

From Boston, a disgraced medical student travels to South America to deliver a research paper that could save her career and becomes a victim of an unspeakable crime. Thousands of miles away, a brilliant, reclusive scientist, dying from an incurable disease that threatens to make each tortured breath his last, is on the verge of perfecting a serum that could save millions of lives, and bring others inestimable wealth. In Chicago, a disillusioned private detective, on the way to his third career, is hired to determine the identity of a John Doe, killed on a Florida highway, with mysterious marks on his body.

Three seemingly disconnected lives, surging unrelentingly toward one another. Three lives becoming irrevocably intertwined. Three lives in mounting peril, moving ever closer to the ultimate confrontation against a deadly secret society with godlike aspirations and roots in antiquity. Medical student. Scientist. Private eye. Three people who will learn the deeper meanings of brilliance and madness, truth and deception, trust and betrayal. Three lives linked forever by a single vial of blood.

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  • “Palmer is adept at tapping into people’s natural fear of disease, doctors, and hospitals and converting that fear into unnerving suspense…If medical thrills are what you’re after, he delivers.”


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Theresa | 2/11/2014

    " Absolutely awesome read! Michael Palmer brilliantly grips you and doesn't let go until the very end! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andrea Wilkinson | 2/8/2014

    " I absolutely loved reading this book and finished it very quickly! It was hard to put down--it was so compelling! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cecelia | 2/8/2014

    " Pretty much in line with Michael Palmer's other books - pretty basic medical mystery/thriller with a not-entirely-unexpected twist at the end. A good, fairly quick summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pbwritr | 2/6/2014

    " Quite an entertaining book. Moves between several continents and different groups of people, all struggling with health problems, organs received or donated, and a detective trying to check into organ fraud. Very horrifying to think about the underworld traffic in organs, which does exist. Very realistic descriptions of what it must be like to need a lung--"air hunger," but unbelievable at the feats these people can do. Still, there are many obstacles along the way--not smooth sailing--the the suspense does build. "

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