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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,145 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Palmer Narrator: Michael Kramer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2005 ISBN: 9781415923337
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Neurosurgeon Jessie Copeland works at the very frontier of neurosurgery, developing technology that could revolutionize the treatment of brain tumors. But her work brings her to the attention of an infinitely dangerous man.

Claude Malloche is brilliant, remorseless—a terrorist without regard for human life. He is also ill with a brain tumor considered to be inoperable. Nothing can stop Malloche from getting to the woman he believes can cure him. For those caught in his path, the nightmare has just begun … and no one is more aware of the stakes than Jessie Copeland.

In brain surgery there are no guarantees—but that’s exactly what Malloche demands. With disaster just one cut away, Jessie faces the most harrowing case of her life—and the price of failure may be thousands of lives.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 2/20/2014

    " Read as part of a Book Club. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vicki Marmillot | 2/11/2014

    " Palmer is a good author, but use of so many medical terms so frequently in the book make it a little hard to keep your attention at times. I found myself wandering off when he hits you with a full paragraph or two of nothing but medical terms. Otherwise, not bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brent | 2/5/2014

    " Medical thriller that kept my attention and was a quick, simple read. Main themes include robot driven neurosurgery and top tier physicians hi-jacked by a high profile criminal with an "inoperable" frontal meningioma. Dr. Palmer is my second favorite "MD" author (in the fictional realm) next to, of course, the late Dr. Crichton. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 1/29/2014

    " This was a free ebook from the library, and a popular author so I wanted to give it a try. A quick read, but often predictable. The main characters, who are selflessly heroic and brilliant against master minded assassins, got to be tedious, and I found myself just wishing for the end of the story. I enjoy the medical aspect Palmer's writing. This story is written around the setting of cutting age technology, rather than making the technology a pivotal part of the thriller. I like Palmer's writing style, and will read more of him. Hopefully his use of medicine within the story will continue to develop. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 1/15/2014

    " Outstanding book. Read it in one day! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniellefirth | 1/7/2014

    " This book starts out wildly interesting and then by the end tapers off. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/6/2014

    " Really good read. Easy to pick back up...gotta love storyline twists! "

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

    " This was worlds better than the last Michael Palmer book I read. I actually stayed up half the night trying to finish it - it was pretty exciting and very interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 11/10/2013

    " A frightening hospital mystery. Fast action. We listened audio and that was good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 11/3/2013

    " Although I could see a lot of the twists coming, this was still an excellent story. The pace was fast, and not a lot of down time in the story, which I like. The characters were easy to like, and the medical jargon was not too lofty to enjoy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kaylol | 10/19/2013

    " I found it a bit predictable and slow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olga | 9/25/2013

    " A mix of Grey's Anatomy with 24. A really good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 9/19/2013

    " I will finish this book tonight- I can't put it down! I'm loving this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 8/2/2013

    " Better than the average novel "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 4/12/2013

    " This is a grocery store grab that holds your interest. It is about a dedicated neurosurgeon who is forced to remove a tumor from the brain of a killer. Throw in a handsome CIA agent and an ego centric boss. Quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Petrullo | 3/14/2013

    " I liked this book alot. There was lots of action and suspense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Levas | 2/3/2013

    " He always has great plots but the endings leave something to be desired. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marlyn | 12/16/2012

    " A page turner is an understatement. Michael Palmer certainly knows how to put together a medical thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 11/23/2012

    " Really liked it. Very fast moving in some places. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 10/10/2012

    " This was a pretty good book, it held my attention but something was missing for me. Perhaps the main male character Alex, he just did not warm to me at all, he seemed a bit too stiff in character and without personality. I was pleasantly surprised at who the killer turned out to be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 9/25/2012

    " I couldn't put it down -- fast-paced, fascinating story, well written -- and I learned a bit about brain surgery for cancer (not enough to do it myself, tho ). If you like murder mysteries, this one will appeal. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 7/26/2012

    " It's a page-turner that read like a movie. A quick read that got me into the groove of reading again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 6/20/2012

    " I enjoyed this book very much. It is a medical suspense/thriller. It grabbed my attention from beginning to end. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Michael Kramer has narrated many audiobooks over the last twenty years; his favorite authors include Donald E. Westlake, Thomas Perry, and Robert Jordan. He has received fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards for his work. He lives in the DC area, where he also works in theater as an actor and director.