Resistant

Resistant

Book - 2014
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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.

When Dr. Lou Welcome fills in last minute for his boss at a national conference in Atlanta he brings along his best friend, Cap Duncan. But an accident turns tragic when Cap injures his leg while running. Surgeons manage to save the 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 bacteria. The germ is resistant toany known antibiotic and the government scientist tasked with finding a cure has been kidnapped. Turning to the Centers for Disease Control for help, Lou Welcome uncovers a link to a shadowy group known as One Hundred Neighbors that has infiltrated our society and is using our health institutions as hostages. Like the deadly germs they can unleash, One Hundred Neighbors will stop at nothing to further their agenda. From the hospital corridors where anything you touch can mean your end, to the top corridors of power in this race against time, Lou must stop an epidemic, save his best friend, and face even his own most terrifying demons.

From the New York Times bestselling author comes another heart stopping thriller that will make you look at the world around you in a new and frightening way.

"When you open the pages of a Michael Palmer novel, you know you are in the hands of a pro." - The Huffington Post

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781250030924
1250030927
Characteristics: 386 p.

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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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