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The Fifth Vial

Palmer, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0312343515 / ISBN 13: 9780312343514
Published by St. Martins Press, New York, 2007
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Title: The Fifth Vial

Publisher: St. Martins Press, New York

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: 1st Edition

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From the blockbuster, eleven-time New York Times bestselling author comes a novel of medical suspense that begins with these chilling questions: Who ends up with the blood samples you routinely give for tests? What else are they being used for? Why don't you know? 
 
Take a Deep Breath. . . .
In Boston, a disgraced medical student is sent to deliver a research paper that could save her career. . . . Four thousand miles away, in a jungle hospital in Cameroon, a brilliant, reclusive scientist, dying from an incurable disease that threatens to make each tortured breath his last, is on the verge of perfecting a serum that could save millions of lives, and bring others inestimable wealth. . . . In Chicago, a disillusioned private detective, on the way to his third career, is hired to determine the identify of a John Doe, killed on a Florida highway, with mysterious marks on his body.
            Three seemingly disconnected lives, surging unrelentingly toward one another. Three lives becoming irrevocably intertwined. Three lives in mounting peril, moving ever closer to the ultimate confrontation against a deadly secret society with godlike aspirations and roots in antiquity.
            Medical student. Scientist. Private eye. Three people who will learn the deeper meanings of brilliance and madness, truth and deception, trust and betrayal.
            Three lives linked forever by a single vial of blood--the fifth vial.
 
 

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From blockbuster author Michael Palmer comes a novel of medical suspense that raises chilling questions: Who ends up with the blood samples you routinely give? What else are they being used for? Why don't you know?

In Boston, a disgraced medical student is sent to deliver a research paper that could save her career... In a hospital four thousand miles away, a reclusive scientist, dying from an incurable disease that threatens to make each tortured breath his last, is on the verge of perfecting a serum that could save millions of lives―and bring others inestimable wealth... In Chicago, a disillusioned detective is hired to determine the identity of a John Doe, killed on a Florida highway, with mysterious marks on his body.

Three seemingly disconnected lives, surging unrelentingly toward one another―
and linked forever by THE FIFTH VIAL

"A terrifying vision of the Hippocratic oath gone very wrong."―Entertainment Weekly

"Palmer taps a real medical issue for storytelling thrills."―Boston Magazine

"A tale set at the very edge of our medical knowledge. I loved it!"―Tess Gerritsen

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