The Society

The Society

Book - 2004
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With every one of his ten novels a New York Times bestseller, emergency medicine physician Michael Palmer is recognized by critics and fans worldwide as a master of medical suspense. Now Palmer delivers a relentless thriller that slices to our deepest fears with surgical precision—a tale as timely as it is terrifying, as harrowing as it is plausible. Welcome to The Society.

At the headquarters of Boston’s Eastern Quality Health, the wealthy and powerful CEO is brutally murdered. She’s not
the first to die—nor the last. A vicious serial killer is on the loose and the victims have one thing in common: they are all high-profile executives in the managed care industry.Dr. Will Grant is an overworked and highly dedicated surgeon. He has experienced firsthand the outrages of a system that cares more about the bottom line than about the life-and-death issues of patients. As a member of the Hippocrates Society, Will seeks to reclaim the profession of medicine from the hundreds of companies profiting wildly by controlling the decisions that affect the delivery of care. But the doctor’s determination has attracted a dangerous zealot who will stop at nothing to make Will his ally. Soon Will is both a suspect and a victim, a pawn in a deadly endgame. Then, in one horrible moment, Will’s professional and personal worlds are destroyed and his very life placed in peril.

Rookie detective Patty Moriarity is in danger of being removed from her first big case—the managed care killings. To save her career, she has no choice but to risk trusting Will, knowing he may well be the killer she is hunting. Together they have little to go on except the knowledge that the assassin is vengeful, cunning, ruthless—and may not be working alone. That—and a cryptic message that grows longer with each murder: a message Grant and Moriarity must decipher if they don’t want to be the next victims.

Baker & Taylor
Working vigilantly at a trauma center and a soup kitchen, surgeon Will Grant, a member of a group that works against insurance companies to prevent unjust cost-cutting practices, is accused by rookie detective Patty Moriarity of killing managed-care executives. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2004
ISBN: 9780553583625
055358362X
Characteristics: x, 351 p. ; 25 cm

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Eil_1
Nov 16, 2017

Read this in book format. It was amazing! I believe I've missed a very good thing over the years by not reading his novels. I will definitely begin the enjoyment of doing so.

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stacyhays
Jun 11, 2013

The characters in this book jumped off the page and I could definitely see a movie being made from it. The story line was similar to another book he wrote, but the way I felt about the characters in the book easily made up for it. If you don't read the books back to back (like I did) you might not really notice!

FRANCYNE PELCHAR Jun 08, 2012

too didactic.

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