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The Final Procedure

The Final Procedure

Stan Pottinger

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Christmas Eve in Auschwitz, 1944. Hitler's Angel of Death, Dr. Josef Mengele, and his brilliant young protégé, Adalwolf, are on the verge of a nightmarish medical discovery when the war brings it all to an end. But Mengele's insane visions for the Third Reich live on.

More than half-a-century later, FBI agent Melissa Gale's mission is to bring Adalwolf to justice before it's too late. He's emerged from the shadows of history to resurrect a biological terror and unleash it on the world. But tracking him is easier than Melissa imagined. Because for years, Adalwolf has been tracking her.

Melissa and her unborn child have something Adalwolf needs-a genetic history that holds the key to his success. As a dance of death is engaged between hunter and hunted, Melissa realizes how far the last Nazi will go to fulfill his dark dreams for his Ultimate Solution-and just how far she is prepared to go to stop him...

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The Final Procedure

CHRISTMAS EVE, 1944
Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp Poland
He heard a soft voice, a little girl's voice, singing quietly in the operating room. When it stopped, Adalwolf told her...

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“Pottinger mixes a healthy brew of science, suspense and just plain menace in this, his third novel. A former district attorney in Washington, he combines a feel for how federal law enforcement works with a powerful style of storytelling.” —Houston Chronicle

“Settle in where you like to read, throw a blanket over your lap, and prepare for a sleepless night. Adalwolf is a villain for the ages. There are moments when he makes Hannibal Lecter look like the Easter Bunny.” —Michael Palmer, author of Fatal and The Patient

“The disturbing thing about this novel is its chilling demonstration of how future advances that will save us from many genetic and infectious diseases have the inevitable potential to be used by 'bad' scientists. To me, it's the possible reality of schemes like Adalwolf's that is scarier than the fiction.” —C.J. Peters, M.D., Director For Biodefense, University of Texas Medical Branch

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Stan Pottinger

Stan Pottinger is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He practiced law in California and served as director of the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and as assistant attorney general of the Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice, in Washington, D.C. He has argued four cases before the Supreme Court. He is the New York Times bestselling author of The Fourth Procedure and A Slow Burning. Mr. Pottinger has three grown children and lives in South Salem, New York.

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