Extreme Measures

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Bantam Books, 1992 - Fiction - 420 pages
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Dr. Eric Najarian, is young, talented, and ambitious. He has all the qualities they're looking for at White Memorial Hospital. He doesn't know he's being watched. Judged. An elite clique of medical professionals thinks he has what it takes to join their secret club. All the young doctor has to do is agree to play by their rules... But Eric has already seen too much. A missing corpse. An unspeakable mutilation. A brutal abduction. It's only the beginning of a plot of terrifying evil. A sinister plan the group will stop at nothing to hide. And if Eric refuses to become their colleague -- he will be their next victim.

"Sustains high speed...a welcome new storyteller". -- "Los Angeles Times Book Review".

"Packs substantial wallop". -- "Publishers Weekly".

"Fast -paced...a bedrock of authentic medical detail". -- "Kirkus Reviews"

"Out in front of other recent members of its pack, including "Cook's Vital Signs"." -- "Booklist".

"Spellbinding...a chillingly sinister novel made all the more frightening by [Palmer's] medical authority". -- "The Denver Post".

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The characters were realistic, and the plot was good. - Goodreads
A real page turner with never a dull moment! - Goodreads
I like this story premise. - Goodreads
But, the middle and the ending not so much. - Goodreads

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User Review  - bell7 - LibraryThing

Dr. Eric Najarian is one of the best at his job, and when a mysterious phone call from a group calling themselves Caduceus offers him a guarantee of promotion if he just does what he says, he ... Read full review

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User Review  - Acrylate - Goodreads

I like this story premise. The opening is great and have many potential. But, the middle and the ending not so much. To be honest, I don't really like the ending especially about Scott or (I forget ... Read full review

About the author (1992)

Michael Palmer was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on October 9, 1942. He graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He trained in internal medicine at Boston City and Massachusetts General Hospitals. Afterwards, he conducted research for the National Air Pollution Control Administration in Cincinnati in order to fulfill his two-year military obligation. He spent 20 years as a full-time practitioner of internal and emergency medicine and is currently an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society's physician health program. His has written numerous books including 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.

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