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Subject: Medical Thrillers
Date Posted: 10/11/2008 1:51 PM ET
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What are everyone's favorites?

Date Posted: 10/11/2008 5:19 PM ET
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Kari ~ I read my first Tess Gerritsen book (The Surgeon) and I really liked it!  So now I have The Apprentice sitting in the TBR pile just waiting for me :)

Date Posted: 10/11/2008 9:23 PM ET
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I really enjoy  Robin Cook  one of my favorites is Marker.  Other members enjoy  Michael Palmer  I have a few of them in my TBR pile.


Date Posted: 10/11/2008 11:30 PM ET
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I just finished The Society by Michael Palmer.  I enjoyed it, but I usually enjoy his books.  A good read!

Date Posted: 10/13/2008 6:05 AM ET
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My list includes:








They are all terrific.

PM ME if interested! Don't always check post.


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Date Posted: 10/13/2008 2:10 PM ET
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You should try Peter Clement. Also, as suggested, Michael Palmer's worth a try.
Date Posted: 10/13/2008 6:21 PM ET
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Something older, but very good is "Green for Danger" by Christianna Brand. It has to do with a series of murders at a British military hospital during World War II.


Date Posted: 10/13/2008 7:19 PM ET
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This is an oldie but I remember when I read it that I stayed up half the night finishing it (I had to be at work at 8am the next morning too)!

Strong Medicine by Arthur Hailey. Here is the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Strong-Medicine-Novel-Arthur-Hailey/dp/0385504098/ref=ed_oe_p

Date Posted: 10/13/2008 9:09 PM ET
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My favorites are the first few of Karin Slaughter's series and the first 7 or so in the Patricia Cornwell Kay Scarpetta series. I am behind in my Slaughter reading so I don't know if they went bad after a while but the Cornwell series sure got bad. I haven't read one since Blow Fly Ugh!

Date Posted: 10/13/2008 9:22 PM ET
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Anything by Robin Cook!

Date Posted: 10/16/2008 4:03 PM ET
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another Robin Cook and Michael Palmer fan here!

Date Posted: 10/25/2008 7:30 AM ET
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Date Posted: 10/25/2008 9:18 AM ET
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Pamela P.      Thank you for that suggestion. The other suggested authors I have read, but Christianna Brand is new to me. I will definately try her.       Shiela,  I didn't know Arthur Hailey wrote any mysteries, though I've read many of his novels. I'm definately going to look for the one you described as a " can't put down" one.    Thanks ,you two ,for the great suggestions!      M'ann

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Date Posted: 10/31/2008 7:13 PM ET
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Anything by Robin Cook

Date Posted: 6/23/2009 1:10 AM ET
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Date Posted: 6/23/2009 10:48 PM ET
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You might want to try Kathryn Fox.

Date Posted: 6/24/2009 1:32 PM ET
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I don't know if it quite qualifies as a medical thriller, but I always get a chill reading The Hot Zone by Richard Preston. Nonfiction, but fast-paced and frightening nonetheless. He has also delved into the fiction side of things with The Cobra Event.

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