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The Fifth Vial
by Michael Palmer

Published: 2007-11-27
Mass Market Paperback : 544 pages
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In Boston, a disgraced medical student is sent to deliver a research paper that could save her career… In a hospital four thousand miles away, a reclusive scientist, dying from an incurable disease that threatens to make each tortured breath his last, is on the verge of perfecting a ...

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In Boston, a disgraced medical student is sent to deliver a research paper that could save her career… In a hospital four thousand miles away, a reclusive scientist, dying from an incurable disease that threatens to make each tortured breath his last, is on the verge of perfecting a serum that could save millions of lives--and bring others inestimable wealth… In Chicago, a disillusioned detective is hired to determine the identity of a John Doe, killed on a Florida highway, with mysterious marks on his body.


Three seemingly disconnected lives, surging unrelentingly toward one another--

and linked forever by THE FIFTH VIAL

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  "Exciting novel about the dangers of playing God"by RockinRenee (see profile) 03/26/14

We've all heard the urban legends about the black market organ trade, but this book goes beyond this into an actual horror situation where doctors decide to play God. This book is a page turner from the... (read more)

 
  "the 5th vial"by msharry (see profile) 07/25/11

This book reminded me of IMMORTAL LIFE OF HARRIET LACKS in that it deals with medical ethics and the question of to whom do our extra tissue or blood samples belong? It is a suspenseful medical and murder... (read more)

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