By Michael Palmer
Unique ebook: 2002
From The Sisterhood, Michael Palmer's first New York Times bestseller, to The Patient, his 9th, reviewers have proclaimed him a grasp of scientific suspense. well-known world wide for unique, topical, nail-biting suspense, emergency health practitioner Palmer'swork has been translated into greater than thirty-five languages. Now he reaches arguable and startling new heights in a terrifying story of state of the art microbiology, unbridled greed, and homicide, the place both understanding too little or trusting an excessive amount of may be FATAL.
In Chicago, a pregnant cafeteria employee agony not anything extra malevolent than flulike indicators starts off hemorrhaging from everything of her physique. In Boston, an excellent musician, her face disfigured via an unknown affliction, speedily descends right into a deadly paranoia. In Belinda, West Virginia, a miner all at once is going berserk, inflicting a cave-in that kills of his co-workers. discovering the hyperlink among those occasions may possibly end up FATAL.
Five years in the past, internist and emergency professional Matt Rutledge back to his West Virginia domestic to marry his high-school sweetheart and open a tradition. He additionally had a ranking to settle. His father died whereas operating for the Belinda Coal and Coke corporation, and Matt swore to reveal the mine’s wellbeing and fitness and safeguard violations.
When his liked Ginny succumbed to an strange melanoma, his crusade turned much more bitterly own. Now Matt has pointed out extraordinary instances of what he has dubbed the Belinda Syndrome--caused, he's convinced, by way of the mine’s careless disposal of poisonous chemical substances. All he wishes is proof.
Meanwhile, girls, unknown to each other, are drawn inexorably to Belinda, into Matt’s life--and into mortal possibility. Massachusetts coroner Nikki Solari involves attend the funeral of her roommate, killed violently on a Boston road. Ellen Kroft, a retired schoolteacher from Maryland, seeks the remorseless killer who has threatened to damage her and her family.Three strangers--Rutledge, Solari, and Kroft--each carry one piece of a puzzle they need to clear up, and resolve fast. in the event that they don’t, will probably be excess of simply their very own lives which are at risk.
Michael Palmer has crafted a unique of breathtaking velocity and clinical intricacy the place not anything is because it turns out and one fake step should be FATAL.