The Patient Author:Micheal Palmer Dr. Jessie Copeland is a respected neurosurgeon who spends her days waging life-and-death battles in the OR and her spare time holed up in a lab, spearheading the development of a robot that could revolutionize brain surgery. — ARTIE-Assisted Robotic Tissue Incision and Extraction-is a fusion of biomechanics and radiology that will be able to exc... more »ise tumors now considered inoperable. But it could be months before ARTIE is ready for use on human beings...or so Jessie thinks, until her ambitious department head jumps the gun and uses the robot on a high-profile case that nets immediate worldwide attention.
Claude Malloche is brilliant, secretive, remorseless, and without regard for human life--a mercenary willing to bring down a world leader or a jetliner filled with people if the price is right. He is also ill with a brain tumor that is exactly the sort ARTIE was invented to treat.
For those caught on the neurosurgical floor, the nightmare has just begun...and no one is more aware of it than Jessie Copeland. In brain surgery there are no guarantees. But that's exactly what Claude Malloche demands, leaving Jessie to face the most harrowing case of her life. Disaster is just a cut away. And the price of failure may be thousands of lives...
Micheal Palmer, M.D., is the author of Miracle Cure, Critical Judgement, Silent Treatment, Natural Causes, Extreme Measures, Flashback, Side Effects, and The Sisterhood. His books have been translated into thirty languages. He trained in internal medicine at Boston City and Massachusetts General Hospitals, spent twenty years as a full-time practitioner of internal medicine, and is now associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society's physician health program.
Lisa Harrow's Royal Shakespeare Company production credits include Twelfth Night, Othello, and Henry VIII as well as the off-Broadway production of Wit. She has also appeared in the films Sunday and The Tempter and on television in the BBC productions of The Water Maiden and The Expert.« less