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New York City medical examiners Laurie Montgomery and Jack Stapleton return in this stunning novel from the "master of the medical thriller" (New York Times)--a ripped-from-the-headlines tale of an innovative doctor's dangerous downward spiral. After a rough climb to the top, doctor and businesswoman Angela Dawson appears to have it all: a start-up--Angels Healthcare--that's about to go public, and a controlling interest in three busy specialist hospitals in New York City as well as plans for others in Miami and Los Angeles. But then a surge of drug-resistant staph infections in all three hospitals devastated her carefully constructed world... NYC medical examiners Laurie Montgomery and Jack Stapleton are naturally intrigued by the uptick in staph-related post-procedure deaths at these hospitals. Aside from their professional curiosity, there's a personal stake as well: Jack is facing surgery to repair a torn ACL at Angels Orthopedic Hospital. Despite Jack's protests, Laurie can't help investigating--thus opening a Pandora's box of corporate intrigue that threatens not just her livelihood, but both of their lives as well.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780425222881
  • ISBN-10: 0425222888
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • Publish Date: September 2008
  • Dimensions: 7.54 x 4.28 x 1.13 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds
  • Page Count: 544
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP

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