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Michael Palmer

With one nerve-shattering New York Times bestseller after another, Michael Palmer has demonstrated his extraordinary ability to create medical thrillers that are at once relentlessly suspenseful and chillingly realistic. And now the former ER physician returns with the stunning and explosive tale of a gifted neurosurgeon drawn into a world of escalating danger and violence, all because of...The Patient. Dr. Jessie Copeland is exactly where she wants to be: A respected neurosurgeon at Eastern Mass Medical Center, she spends her days waging life-and-death battles in the OR and her spare time holed up in a lab, spearheading the development of a tiny robot that could revolutionize brain surgery. ARTIE--Assisted Robotic Tissue Incision and Extraction--is an exciting fusion of biomechanics and radiology that, when perfected, will be able to excise tumors now considered inoperable. But it could be months before ARTIE is ready for use on human beings...or so Jessie thinks, until her ambitious department head jumps the gun and uses the robot in a high-profile case that nets immediate worldwide attention. Suddenly the hospital is swarming with media, vying for a multimillion-dollar grant, and fielding calls from patients desperate for this lifesaving technology. But what no one at the medical center realizes is that the publicity has also reached one of the most malevolent men on earth. Claude Malloche is brilliant, secretive, remorseless, and without regard for human life--a mercenary willing to bring down a world leader or a jetliner filled with people if the price is right. He is also ill with a life-threatening brain tumor that is exactly the sort ARTIE was invented to treat. Now Malloche must come into the open, and he has set his sights on the hospital that has burst to the forefront of neurosurgery: Eastern Mass Medical Center. For those caught on the neurosurgical floor, the nightmare has just begun...and no one is more aware of the stakes than Jessie Copeland. In brain surgery there are no guarantees. But tha

With one nerve-shattering New York Times bestseller after another, Michael Palmer has demonstrated his extraordinary ability to create medical thrillers that are at once relentlessly suspenseful and chillingly realistic. And now the former ER physician returns with the stunning and explosive tale of a gifted neurosurgeon drawn into a world of escalating danger and violence, all because of...The Patient. Dr. Jessie Copeland is exactly where she wants to be: A respected neurosurgeon at Eastern Mass Medical Center, she spends her days waging life-and-death battles in the OR and her spare time holed up in a lab, spearheading the development of a tiny robot that could revolutionize brain surgery. ARTIE--Assisted Robotic Tissue Incision and Extraction--is an exciting fusion of biomechanics and radiology that, when perfected, will be able to excise tumors now considered inoperable. But it could be months before ARTIE is ready for use on human beings...or so Jessie thinks, until her ambitious department head jumps the gun and uses the robot in a high-profile case that nets immediate worldwide attention. Suddenly the hospital is swarming with media, vying for a multimillion-dollar grant, and fielding calls from patients desperate for this lifesaving technology. But what no one at the medical center realizes is that the publicity has also reached one of the most malevolent men on earth. Claude Malloche is brilliant, secretive, remorseless, and without regard for human life--a mercenary willing to bring down a world leader or a jetliner filled with people if the price is right. He is also ill with a life-threatening brain tumor that is exactly the sort ARTIE was invented to treat. Now Malloche must come into the open, and he has set his sights on the hospital that has burst to the forefront of neurosurgery: Eastern Mass Medical Center. For those caught on the neurosurgical floor, the nightmare has just begun...and no one is more aware of the stakes than Jessie Copeland. In brain surgery there are no guarantees. But tha
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With one nerve-shattering New York Times bestseller after another, Michael Palmer has demonstrated his extraordinary ability to create medical thrillers that are at once relentlessly suspenseful and chillingly realistic. And now the former ER physician returns with the stunning and explosive tale of a gifted neurosurgeon drawn into a world of escalating danger and violence, all because of...The Patient. Dr. Jessie Copeland is exactly where she wants to be: A respected neurosurgeon at Eastern Mass Medical Center, she spends her days waging life-and-death battles in the OR and her spare time holed up in a lab, spearheading the development of a tiny robot that could revolutionize brain surgery. ARTIE--Assisted Robotic Tissue Incision and Extraction--is an exciting fusion of biomechanics and radiology that, when perfected, will be able to excise tumors now considered inoperable. But it could be months before ARTIE is ready for use on human beings...or so Jessie thinks, until her ambitious department head jumps the gun and uses the robot in a high-profile case that nets immediate worldwide attention. Suddenly the hospital is swarming with media, vying for a multimillion-dollar grant, and fielding calls from patients desperate for this lifesaving technology. But what no one at the medical center realizes is that the publicity has also reached one of the most malevolent men on earth. Claude Malloche is brilliant, secretive, remorseless, and without regard for human life--a mercenary willing to bring down a world leader or a jetliner filled with people if the price is right. He is also ill with a life-threatening brain tumor that is exactly the sort ARTIE was invented to treat. Now Malloche must come into the open, and he has set his sights on the hospital that has burst to the forefront of neurosurgery: Eastern Mass Medical Center. For those caught on the neurosurgical floor, the nightmare has just begun...and no one is more aware of the stakes than Jessie Copeland. In brain surgery there are no guarantees. But tha

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lisa Harrow

Length:

5h 6m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:21


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:35


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:06


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:18


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:46


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:42


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:21


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:10


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:22


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:49


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:49


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:21


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:19


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:54


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:44


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:23


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:14


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

00:12


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:07


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:54


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

00:29


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:28


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:06


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:54


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

01:42


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:09


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:27


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:31


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:03


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:14


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:17


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:24


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:15


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:09


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

01:20


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:12


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:04


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:06


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

01:23


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:08


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:10


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

01:47


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:35


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:30


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:10


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:55


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:35


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

00:46