Miracle Cure

Miracle Cure

Book - 1998
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With each successive bestseller, includingExtreme MeasuresandCritical Judgment,ER physician turned author Michael Palmer sets a new standard for medical suspense...writing "wrenchingly scary," (Publishers Weekly) "chillingly sinister"(Denver Post) novels packed with all the cutting-edge authenticity only a doctor could prescribe.  Now, inMiracle Cure,Michael Palmer delivers his most electrifying thriller yet, as an unsuspecting doctor seeks the truth behind a miracle drug...and uncovers a deadly conspiracy. An agonizing sports injury did more than end Brian Holbrook's professional football dreams.  It left the skilled cardiologist with an addiction to prescription painkillers that eventually cost him his marriage and his license to practice medicine.  But now, at thirty-eight, Brian's cleaned up his act, swallowed his pride, and is ready to start over.  Yet how far is he willing to go to be a doctor again?   The prestigious Boston Heart Institute, home of some of the world's top surgeons and cardiologists, has offered Brian an opportunity to get back into scrubs...and participate in trials of an extraordinary new drug that could revolutionize medicine.  Vasclear may have the power to reverse arteriosclerosis, the number one killer in the civilized world.  In short, it offers the promise of a pharmaceutical fountain of youth. The initial results are so dazzling, Brian pushes to get his own father, who has a dangerous heart condition, accepted into the Vasclear study.  But soon Brian is uneasy.  Under close scrutiny because of his past, he knows that the last thing he can afford to do is make waves--and yet he finds himself compelled to ask questions that his superiors can't, or won't, answer: Why crucial records have disappeared....  Why a patient who'd made startling progress has suddenly died....  With billions of dollars at stake in the race to get FDA approval for the drug, Brian's meddling could destroy his career--or worse.  For as Dr. Brian Holbrook is beginning to suspect, at Boston Heart Institute, knowing too much is the quickest way to the morgue.   From the corridors of a world-renowned temple of healing to the halls of Congress, an exercise in greed turns into an experiment in terror--inMiracle Cure,another suspense triumph from the new master of the medical thriller, Michael Palmer.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1998.
ISBN: 9780553105230
Characteristics: 399 p. ;,24 cm.


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Apr 12, 2016

Miracle Cure --- by --- Michael Palmer.
Wow! Like this is this story about this doctor, see. Except he starts taking his own drugs until he’s booted out of the doctor’s club. For just a little while, see. Then he becomes a doctor again, a really good one. So this hospital gives him a doctoring job and everything is fine until he figures out the big bad hospital has hopped into bed with a big bad hospital and both of them are faking the results of test trials of this super new drug.
So this book is written by this author who’s also written a whole bunch of other books I want to read.
And so there’s this novel that’s really fun to read. It kinda makes you get p.o.’d about the drug company that’s owned by this Russian mafia. I got p.o.’d at drug companies, Russia, the mafia, hoodlum hospital C.O.s and a whole bunch of other things.
You gotta, like, read this book ‘cause it’ll like make you p.o.’d.

Jun 11, 2013

Enjoyed this book thoroughly. Didn't give it the full 4 stars only because I recently read another book of his that was somewhat similar.

I really like the way he develops his characters in simple and subtle ways. As thrilling as his stories are, it's my feeling for the characters in this book that kept me thinking about it when I put it down.

lms Feb 27, 2011

Just how far will Dr. Brian Holbrook go to redeem himself at the Boston hospital where he works? He is asked to join a medical team where an experimental drug promises to save heart patient's lives. But the drug proves far more dangerous to patients than first realized. It is up to Holbrook to uncover the lie behind what looks like a miracle. I like Palmer's novels because he has the background to create a plausible setting. This is a fast thrilling read with the theme of questionable medical ethics at the core.

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