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Doing Harm

Doing Harm

A Novel

Kelly Parsons

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Mass Market Paperbound

Doctors are supposed to save lives. But when a killer is on
the loose-in a hospital-all bets are off...
Chief resident Steve Mitchell is the quintessential surgeon: ambitious, intelligent, confident. Charged with molding a group of medical trainees into doctors, and in line for a coveted job, Steve has a bright future. But when a hospital patient mysteriously dies, it becomes clear that it's a case of foul play. And the killer is set on playing a deadly game with Steve.
"Skillfully wrought...breathtaking."
-Library Journal (starred review)
Someone is holding information that could ruin Steve's career-and his marriage-and is willing to kill to achieve his means. Now, alone and under a cloud of suspicion, Steve must discover a way to outsmart his opponent and save the killer's next victim before the cycle repeats itself, again and again...
"Doing Harm is a terrific medical thriller-compelling,
gripping, and terrifying."-Harlan Coben

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


Praise for Doing Harm

“Best damn medical thriller I've read in 25 years. Terrifying OR scenes, characters with real texture.” —Stephen King

Doing Harm is a terrific medical thriller--compelling, gripping, and terrifying.” —Harlan Coben, author of Six Years

“A twist worthy of a surgical knot. Flawed characters standing on moral pedestals. Insight into the world of medicine and the ambitious geniuses who make life and death decisions. Doing Harm is more faction than fiction, presenting a world so close to our own that you find yourself second guessing the characters as if they're sitting next to you. Repeatedly, I found myself breathless and troubled yet compelled to keep reading. Brilliant.” —Ridley Pearson, author of Choke Point

“A classic cat-and-mouse game with a refreshing, unexpected twist. It opens with some remarkable bait--dangling a hook that the reader will definitely want to bite. Top notch storytelling.” —Steve Berry, author of The King's Deception

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About the author

Kelly Parsons

KELLY PARSONS is a board-certified urologist with degrees from Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, and Johns Hopkins, and he is on the faculty at the University of California San Diego. He lives with his family in Southern California. Doing Harm is his first novel.

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