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Patient One

A Novel

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Leonard Goldberg, bestselling master of medical suspense, plunges into the nightmare scenario of terrorism in the ER
After poisoning a state dinner in Los Angeles, Chechen terrorists have infiltrated a prestigious medical center and taken several world dignitaries hostage, including the President of the United States. Undetected by the terrorists, David Ballineau—emergency room doctor and former Special Forces operative—keeps the patients alive with help from dauntless nurse Carolyn Ross. As the Vice President and top security officials plan a response in the Situation Room, the terrorists threaten to methodically kill the hostages until their demands are met. When hidden allegiances and political maneuvering undermine the rescue operation, it’s up to Ballineau and Ross to stop the terrorists before their violent actions create worldwide chaos.

From Publishers Weekly

Mar 12, 2012 – In this frantic and unbelievable medical thriller from Goldberg (Fever Cell), ruthless Chechen terrorists poison a ballroom full of politicians in Los Angeles to facilitate the kidnapping of the U.S. president. When hundreds of patients with severe gastroenteritis the president among them begin streaming into Los Angeles's University Hospital, Dr. David Ballineau swings into action. Also caring for the stricken is Nurse Carolyn Ross, who has long carried a torch for the hunky Dr. Ballineau. The Chechens are led by Kuri Aliev, who demands that all Chechen prisoners under U.S. control be released from their various prisons. The terrorists also threaten to detonate an atomic bomb in Los Angeles if their demands aren't met. Fortunately, Dr. Ballineau once served in the Special Forces. Serious thriller fans will want to avoid this one with its romance fiction overtones, flawed plot devices, and pointless action.
Patient One
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  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: May 08, 2012
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
  • Seller: Llewellyn Publications
  • Print Length: 384 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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