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Hardcover Extreme Measures Book

ISBN: 0553072633

ISBN13: 9780553072631

Extreme Measures

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Young, talented, and ambitious, Dr Eric Najarian has all the qualities they're looking for at White Memorial Hospital. What Eric doesn't know is that he's being watched. And judged. An elite clique of... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Twists and Turns

This is fast paced thriller with as many twists and turns as an episode of 24. Most books use the last few pages to wrap up a story in a predictable way, but not this book. There's one surprise after another.

Another excellent, suspenseful page-turner !

Dr. Eric Najarian is a rising star at White Memorial Hospital. He and a colleague are vying for a big promotion, when suddenly Eric is approached to join a secret society ("Caduceus") as long as he is willing to perform an "unusual" treatment when asked. Pressures of the job and life in general weigh on Eric as he debates what to do. Soon, some missing bodies and other unexplained phenomenon at the hospital shake his trust in everything and send him on a hunt for what is going on. We readers get to know more than he does for quite a while, but we dare say few will guess who the ultimate bad guys wind up being.This is our fourth novel by Palmer and we have enjoyed them all immensely. Sort of a "thinking man's Robin Cook", Palmer happens to be both a medical and publishing contemporary of Cook -- but to our mind, one with less "fantastic" plots. Palmer's ability to endear his characters to us, to draw out the suspense without getting boring, and to craft a twisty plot lead to hours of entertainment. Enjoy! [p.s., the movie based on this book is also entertaining, but in actuality bears little resemblance to the Palmer story per se...]

Extreme Measures

This is not the first Michael Palmer book that I have read, but it certainly is the best one so far. The plot, though complex and intricate, was thrilling to the last page. The characters were well developed and the plot facinating. I found it almost impossible to put the book down, and was holding my breath for Eric and Laura to the very end. For a fast read, and a thrilling adventure, select Extreme Measures.

I didn't see a comment that said "Scary", so I'll do it!

SCARY! O...My...God , what a terrifying concept! What's the name of that "zombie" powder again? Tetrodotoxin? Oh Jeez, I'm goose-bumping already! Can YOU imagine being mistaken for dead while still being victim to you basic senses ... and then having a novice pathologist slice a Y-incision in your motionless-yet-wide-awake body? Until this book I couldn't! Such an alternative certainly puts the protagonist in a bind, doesn't it? But a major source of thickness for the plot are the ethical questions that supports research for human advancement! It would certainly be great if spinal and neural injuries could be treated as easily as the common cold, but is any human sacrifice, no matter how sickly or unwanted or insignificant, worth it? Palmer gives one hell of a thrill ride in this philosophically daring piece of scientific artwork! Great book! His best!

A suspense thiller, full of murder,deceit,and a little love.

Michael Palmer's "Extreme Measures": From start to finish, Mr. Palmer's book kept me interested. The characters were well-developed, plot easy to follow, and the story full of suspense. The main characters, a doctor and scuba dive instructor, fall in love despite the terrible occurences at White Memorial where doctor Najarian works. Friends turn out to be enemies, possible enemies turn out to be friends (sometimes), and it seems that neither can trust anyone but each other and themselves. This book has a lot of medical jargon and some voodoo. I find that if I can read a book in one day, then it is worth reading again. I read this book in about 9 hours in a car so it is definitely worth your time
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