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They fight without conscience or remorse Their only job is to kill They are the most ruthless enemy we have ever faced And they are one millionth our sizeWhen 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 to any 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 demonsFrom 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.



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Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer, M.D., 1942-2013, was the author of Political Suicide, Oath of Office, A Heartbeat Away, The Last Surgeon, The Second Opinion, The First Patient, The Fifth Vial, The Society, Fatal, The Patient, Miracle Cure, Critical Judgment, Silent Treatment, Natural Causes, Extreme Measures, Flashback, Side Effects, and The Sisterhood. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages. He trained in internal medicine at Boston City and Massachusetts General Hospitals, spent twenty years as a full-time practitioner of internal and emergency medicine, and served as an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society's physician health program. Michael died unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in New York. He was 71. His 19th novel RESISTANT will be released on May 20, 2014. He trained in internal medicine at Boston City and Massachusetts General Hospitals, spent twenty years as a full-time practitioner of internal and emergency medicine, and was an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society's physician health program.



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