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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,393 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Palmer Narrator: Franette Liebow Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Dr. Thea Sperelakis has always been an outsider. She has a brilliant medical mind and a remarkable ability to recall details, but her difficulty in dealing with hidden agendas and interpersonal conflicts has led her to leave the complex, money-driven dynamics of a hospital and to embrace working with the poor. Her father, Petros, is one of the most celebrated internal medicine specialists in the world and the founder of the cutting-edge Sperelakis Center for Diagnostic Medicine at Boston’s sprawling, powerful Beaumont Clinic. When Petros is severely injured by a hit-and-run driver, no one thinks he will survive. Two of Petros’ other children, both physicians, battle Thea and their eccentric brother, Dimitri, by demanding that treatment for their father be withheld.

Meanwhile, Petros lingers in the Beaumont Clinic’s intensive care unit, where Thea is his only advocate. As Thea uncovers the facts surrounding the disaster, it seems more and more to be no accident. Petros himself is the only witness. Who would want him dead? The answers are trapped in his brain until he looks at Thea and begins to slowly blink a terrifying message.

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  • “Not merely a thriller but also an exploration of its central character’s unique gifts and her determination to communicate with her comatose father despite overwhelming odds. Another winner from a consistently fine writer.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Debby | 2/14/2014

    " I found this medical thriller even more interesting because two of the characters in the book have Asperger's Syndrome. Michael Palmer's son was diagnosed with Asperger's when he was 4. Palmer's knowledge of and personal experience with Asperger's is quite evident in the story. I suggest listening tot he book on CD for a much fuller experience of this book. The narrator does a fantastic job on the voices of Thea and Demetri, which helps you get a better picture of Asperger's from these two characters thought processes, actions and dialogue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/5/2014

    " Interesting with the Aspbergers/Autism angle but in the end the mystery didn't get tied together to my satisfaction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marcia | 2/4/2014

    " I really liked this book. The focus on Asberger's (which Boston Legal made me aware of) and Electronic Medical Records (because I work in the healthcare field) were very interesting and made for a good page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brooke | 2/3/2014

    " Decent medical thriller....nice to have a different aspect/setting for my most recent suspense read. "

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