Beat the Reaper

By Josh Bazell
(Back Bay Books, Paperback, 9780316032216, 310pp.)

Publication Date: September 2009

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Dr. Peter Brown is an intern at Manhattan's worst hospital, with a talent for medicine, a shift from hell, and a past he'd prefer to keep hidden. Whether it's a blocked circumflex artery or a plan to land a massive malpractice suit, he knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men.

Pietro "Bearclaw" Brnwna is a hitman for the mob, with a genius for violence, a well-earned fear of sharks, and an overly close relationship with the Federal Witness Relocation Program. More likely to leave a trail of dead gangsters than a molecule of evidence, he's the last person you want to see in your hospital room.

Nicholas LoBrutto, aka Eddy Squillante, is Dr. Brown's new patient, with three months to live and a very strange idea: that Peter Brown and Pietro Brnwa might-just might-be the same person ...

Now, with the mob, the government, and death itself descending on the hospital, Peter has to buy time and do whatever it takes to keep his patients, himself, and his last shot at redemption alive. To get through the next eight hours-and somehow beat the reaper.

Spattered in adrenaline-fueled action and bone-saw-sharp dialogue, BEAT THE REAPER is a debut thriller so utterly original you won't be able to guess what happens next, and so shockingly entertaining you won't be able to put it down.




About the Author
Josh Bazell a etudie la litterature a l'universite de Brown et a obtenu un doctorat en medecine a Columbia. Son premier roman, "Docteur a Tuer", a ete traduit dans trente-deux langues et a figure dans la liste des dix meilleurs romans de l'annee 2009 du "Time". Il vit a Brooklyn.


Praise For Beat the Reaper

"Outrageously funny....BEAT THE REAPER may be the most imaginative debut of the year."
-USA Today

"It's just what the doctor ordered....Think House meets The Sopranos."
-Entertainment Weekly

"Completely outrageous...genuinely entertaining."
-New York Times Book Review

"A fast, funny ride....Bazell keeps the story moving at warp speed."
-Charlotte Observer

"A breakneck cross between a hospital drama, The Godfather, and a Quentin Tarantino film."
-Bloombert News

"It's too much fun and too much gore to take your eyes off the page."
-Washington Post Book World

"Savagely diverting....BEAT THE REAPER only gets better, turn by turn, page by page."
-New York Daily News

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