OVERRIDE

Resistant

Michael Palmer

St. Martin's Press

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 size.


When 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 demons.

From 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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CHAPTER 1

 

Liberty is worth more than every pearl in the ocean, every ounce of gold ever mined. It is as precious to man as air, as necessary to survival as a beating heart.

—LANCASTER R. HILL, A Secret Worth Keeping, SAWYER RIVER BOOKS, 1937, P. 12

“Two-oh-six … two-oh-seven … two-oh-eight…”

“Come on, Big Lou. It hurts so good. Say it!”

“Okay, okay,” Lou Welcome groaned. “Two-oh-nine … It hurts so good … Two-ten … It hurts so good …

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Praise for Resistant

Praise for Michael Palmer:

"Plenty of chills and spills." –Kirkus on Political Suicide

"Fans won’t be disappointed and Palmer can add another bestseller to his list." –Associated Press on Political Suicide

"A must-read for fans of political intrigue." –The Fort-Worth Star Telegram on Political Suicide

"When you open the pages of a Michael Palmer novel, you know you are in the hands of a pro." –The Huffington Post on Political Suicide

"Michael Palmer mixes politics, medical science and the military to create another suspenseful medical thriller." –Examiner.com on Political Suicide

"This is a definite keeper!" –Suspense Magazine on Political Suicide

"Compelling and terrifying." —Kirkus on Oath of Office

"The twists fly in A Heartbeat Away and the results create a terrifying scenario…Palmer has a mastery of the medicinal science involved in such elaborate conspiracy, plus the intricacies of presidential succession." —Associated Press on A Heartbeat Away

"Prepare to burn some serious midnight oil." —The Boston Herald on The Last Surgeon

"Endlessly entertaining. The roller-coaster ride of a plot builds to an undeniably shocking conclusion." —Publishers Weekly on The First Patient

"The novel is not merely a thriller but also an exploration of its central character’s unique gifts and her determination to communicate with her comatose father despite overwhelming odds. Another winner from a consistently fine writer." —Booklist on The Second Opinion

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Michael Palmer

  • MICHAEL PALMER is the author of seventeen novels of medical suspense, all international bestsellers. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages. EXTREME MEASURES was the basis for a movie starring Hugh Grant and Gene Hackman.
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Resistant

Michael Palmer

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