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Resistant

Resistant

A Novel

Dr. Lou Welcome (Volume 3)

Michael Palmer

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They kill without conscience or remorse. They are the most ruthless enemy we have ever faced. And they are one millionth our size...Prepare to be shocked-and mesmerized-by Resistant, the latest novel of thrilling medical suspense from New York Times bestselling author Michael Palmer.

Dr. Lou Welcome never could have imagined what a sports injury would mean for his best friend, Cap Duncan. Surgeons manage to save Cap's shattered 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 microbe. The germ is resistant to any known antibiotic-and the government scientist tasked with finding a cure has been kidnapped. And time has already run out...

"Of all [Palmer's] novels, this one has the most ambitious plot...and one of the best action scenes to ever appear in a medical thriller."-Associated Press

Turning to the Centers for Disease Control for help, Lou uncovers a link to the Society of One Hundred Neighbors, a terrorist organization whose members are holding our own health institutions hostage. Like the microbe itself, One Hundred Neighbors will stop at nothing to further its agenda. Now, from the hospital corridors where anything you touch can mean your end to the top corridors of domestic power in this war against humanity, Lou must put an end to a terrifying epidemic-if it doesn't kill him first.

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They kill without conscience or remorse. They are the most ruthless enemy we have ever faced. And they are one millionth our size...Prepare to be shocked-and mesmerized-by Resistant, the latest novel of thrilling medical suspense from New York Times bestselling author Michael Palmer.

Dr. Lou Welcome never could have imagined what a sports injury would mean for his best friend, Cap Duncan. Surgeons manage to save Cap's shattered 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 microbe. The germ is resistant to any known antibiotic-and the government scientist tasked with finding a cure has been kidnapped. And time has already run out...

"Of all [Palmer's] novels, this one has the most ambitious plot...and one of the best action scenes to ever appear in a medical thriller."-Associated Press

Turning to the Centers for Disease Control for help, Lou uncovers a link to the Society of One Hundred Neighbors, a terrorist organization whose members are holding our own health institutions hostage. Like the microbe itself, One Hundred Neighbors will stop at nothing to further its agenda. Now, from the hospital corridors where anything you touch can mean your end to the top corridors of domestic power in this war against humanity, Lou must put an end to a terrifying epidemic-if it doesn't kill him first.

"When it comes to inventive plots for medical thrillers, nobody does it better than Michael Palmer."-Huffington Post

This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.

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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,...

Praise for Resistant

“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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“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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Michael Palmer

MICHAEL PALMER is the author of more than a dozen 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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