Code White

Scott Britz-Cunningham

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Ali O’Day, a dedicated young neurosurgeon, might have a Nobel Prize in her future—if she can survive the next eleven hours.

Under the glare of live television cameras—and with her lover, Dr. Richard Helvelius, and her estranged husband, Kevin, both looking on—Ali is about to implant a revolutionary mini-computer into the brain of a blind boy. If it works, he will see again. But someone wants to stop her triumph. No sooner has she begun to operate than the hospital pagers crackle with the chilling announcement, “CODE WHITE.” A bomb has been found in the medical center.

But this is no ordinary bomb—and no ordinary bomber. As minutes tick off toward the deadline, Ali suspects that a vast, inhuman intellect lies behind the plot—and that she herself may be the true ransom demand, in Code White by Scott Britz-Cunningham.

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7:25 A.M.
 

The Huns had taken the citadel of Neurosurgery I. For the rightful denizens of the operating suite—the scrub nurses, anesthetists, residents, postgraduate fellows, and technicians—it was an invasion, a desecration of the Holiest of Holies. Not once in the ten years of its existence had this quiet cluster of green-tiled rooms been so jarred and trampled as now, by this troop of camera operators, lighting men, gaffers, grips, and gofers, bustling back and forth between the scrub room and Operating Room Three.

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“Scott Britz-Cunningham has crafted a sharp, engaging thriller that captures the heart of hospital medicine and absolutely nails the frenetic energy that comes with trying to care for severely ill patients without killing them. Code White is great stuff—one of the most original medical thrillers I've read in a long time.”
—Michael Palmer, New York Times bestselling author

“Talk about a ticking clock propelling a story—this one's in overdrive.... What a heart-thumping ride. Scott Britz-Cunningham is a welcome addition to the thriller genre.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author


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About the Author

Scott Britz-Cunningham

SCOTT BRITZ-CUNNINGHAM was born and raised in the Chicago area. An MD and a PhD, he works as a staff radiologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and is an assistant professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Britz-Cunningham lives in Quincy, Massachusetts, with his artist wife, Evelyn, and his son, Alexander. He is the author of Code White.

 

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Code White
Scott Britz-Cunningham

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
April 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429948524
ISBN10: 1429948523
352 pages
$7.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
April 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765331922
ISBN10: 0765331926
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 368 pages
$24.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
December 2013
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765368607
ISBN10: 0765368609
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 480 pages
$7.99
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