Resistant

Resistant

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They kill without conscience or remorse. They are the most ruthless enemy we have ever faced. And they are one millionth our size...Prepare to be shocked-and mesmerized-by Resistant , the latest novel of thrilling medical suspense from New York Times bestselling author Michael Palmer.

Dr. Lou Welcome never could have imagined what a sports injury would mean for his best friend, Cap Duncan. Surgeons manage to save Cap's shattered leg, but the open wound is the perfect breeding ground for a deadly microbial invader committed to eating Cap alive from the inside out. Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, a teenaged girl is fighting for her life against the same microbe. The germ is resistant to any known antibiotic-and the government scientist tasked with finding a cure has beenkidnapped. And time has already run out...

"Of all [Palmer's] novels, this one has the most ambitious plot...and one of the best action scenes to ever appear in a medical thriller."-Associated Press

Turning to the Centers for Disease Control for help, Lou uncovers a link to the Society of One Hundred Neighbors, a terrorist organization whose members are holding our own health institutions hostage. Like the microbe itself, One Hundred Neighbors will stop at nothing to further its agenda. Now, from the hospital corridors where anything you touch can mean your end to the top corridors of domestic power in this war against humanity, Lou must put an end to a terrifying epidemic-if it doesn'tkill him first.

"When it comes to inventive plots for medical thrillers, nobody does it better than Michael Palmer."- Huffington Post

This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.

Publisher: Raincoast Book Distribution Ltd. 2015
ISBN: 9781250030917
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 2015

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DouglasLowe
Oct 27, 2015

Really darned good--even having read many, many novels.

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BBurnett
Nov 10, 2014

like most medical thrillers, and this one did not disappoint. Very relevant, I thought, in terms of the Ebola scare going on now, worldwide. A little unbelievable, in terms of curing the Doomsday germ, but hopeful. Would recommend, as a nurse.

ChristchurchLib Oct 13, 2014

"Just imagine the pandemonium that would result if domestic terrorists got involved in deadly germ warfare. That's just what happens in Resistant, when a right-wing extremist group accidentally releases flesh-eating bacteria completely resistant to any known treatments. While the terrorists kidnap a specialist to find a cure (they'd wanted to infect only specific victims), the FBI teams up with Dr. Lou Welcome, in his 3rd series appearance, to beat them to it. Fast-paced and compelling, this is most likely the last book by author Michael Palmer, who died in 2013." Thrillers and Suspense October 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/1e433e8a-8eeb-417c-8ea3-00135a82169f?postId=d197a0aa-13c0-4533-9ae2-936764f2348f

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maryp61
Jul 27, 2014

Scary stuff. Reminds me of what is happening in today's political arena in regard to Medicare, Social Security and other human service programs as regards to the One Hundred Neighbors.

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Debbi_0
Jun 25, 2014

was a fairly good read.

akasq Jun 23, 2014

A little to deep for me as a summer read,

karcoldelharvic5 Jun 17, 2014

As always a very fast paced and hard to put down read. So sad its the last one/

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