The wealthy and powerful CEO of a large health care company is found brutally murdered. She is not the first to die - nor will she be the last...A vicious serial killer is on the loose, and the victims have one thing in common: they are all high-profile executives in the healthcare industry. As a member of the Hippocrates Society, Dr Will Grant is ...
The wealthy and powerful CEO of a large health care company is found brutally murdered. She is not the first to die - nor will she be the last...A vicious serial killer is on the loose, and the victims have one thing in common: they are all high-profile executives in the healthcare industry. As a member of the Hippocrates Society, Dr Will Grant is fighting to reclaim the medical profession from the many companies profiting wildly from controlling the delivery of care. But, the doctor's determination has attracted a dangerous zealot, and soon, Will finds himself both suspect and victim, a pawn in a deadly endgame. Alongside detective Patty Moriarity, Will sets out to track down the killer. They have little to go on except for a cryptic message that grows longer with each murder: a message Grant and Moriarity must decipher, if they are to save themselves becoming the next victims...
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I only got through 9 chapters before I put it down. It seems like the same old story as his other novel: "Silent Treatment." I didn't care for that one either. However, there are probably others that may disagree with my comments. I like the author, and have read many of his other books, but I just couldn't get interested in these two. Just seemed like the same story line to me. So, I didn't rate it very well. Didn't keep my interest.
Publishers Weekly, 2004-08-09 Palmer's 11th medical thriller (Fatal; etc.) takes careful and bloody aim at the managed care industry, beginning with the murder of several loathsome CEOs of HMOs in Massachusetts. Dr. Will Grant is a talented and caring physician in the Boston area who works long hours and hates the unfair and obstructive practices of the big insurance companies. Patty Moriarity is a rookie state cop whose first big case is investigating the deaths of the health care vultures. After some early research, Patty suspects Will, but soon enough that's all straightened out and they're smooching on the couch. After Will is drugged and collapses during a delicate operation, things get rough: he's kicked out of his hospital for drug abuse and sued. Next he's being tortured, while Patty, shot after attempting to save the boorish chauvinist detective who has taken over her case, lies in a coma. The action is a bit preachy in the beginning, but once Palmer gets all his characters in place, the suspense builds. He wraps it all up with a slam-bang battle between our love-smitten duo and some extremely nasty health insurer executives and their loyal, gun-toting minions. Agent, Jane Berkey at the Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Aug.) Forecast: Anyone who's ever had a run-in with an insurance company and that's pretty much everyone is going to love this book's premise. Look for Palmer's usual solid numbers. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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