Fatal Author:Michael Palmer From the Master of Medical Suspense. Five years ago, internist specialist Matt Rutledge returned to his West Virginia hoje to marry his high-school sweetheart. He also had a score to settle. His father died while working for the Belinda Coal and Coke Company. When his beloved Ginny succumbed to an unusual cancer, his campaign became even mor... more »e bitterly person. Matt has identified two bizarre cases of what he h as dubbed the Belinda Syndrome. He is certain that it is being caused by the mine's careless disposal of toxic waste/chemicals. All he needs is proof. He may find it in two strangers. Each of whom holds one piece of a puzzle they must solve. and solve quickly. Or far more than just their own lives are at risk.