The Patient

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The Patient

By Michael Palmer; Lisa Harrow (Read by)

Random House Audio, Audio Cassette, Abridged, Abridged, 9780553526974

Publication Date: April 4, 2000

Description

3 Cassettes, 5 hours 15 minutes
Read by Lisa Harrow

His name is ARTIE, a miracle of bio-engineering that is about to transform the field of neurosurgery.  Dr. Jessie Copeland knows him better than anyone else at Eastern Mass Medical Center- and knows it's too soon to be using the tiny robot on a living patient's brain.  But, Jessie's department chief is too busy to worry about such ethics.  And neither of them has any idea that ARTIE will attract a patient from their worst nightmares.
Claude Malloche is a master assassin, more rumor than man, for whom murder is an art.  No one can identity his face.  Now Malloche has a deadly brain tumor, and he intends to have the best neurosurgeon in the world operate on it.
To ensure Jessie's cooperation, Malloche has devised a plan of intimidation that puts at risk her life and the lives of hundreds of innocent people.  Neurosurgery requires nerves of steel, but in coming up with a scheme to fulfill her oath as a doctor while thwarting a diabolical killer, Jessie will be performing the most complex surgery of her career- on a knife-edge of terror.



Praise For The Patient

“[A] rip-roaring page-turner.”—New York Post

The Patient might be [Palmer’s] most riveting book yet, leaving hardly enough time to take a breath.”—Denver Post

The Patient is what Die Hard movies are made of: brilliantly nasty terrorists hectoring innocent folks, with only a wisecracking lone wolf to forestall.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


From the Paperback edition.