All Time Faves: Medical Thrillers

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In these books, medical professionals tackle mysteries of various medical disorders, or horrifying scenarios where diseases become epidemics and villains use their medical training for more sinister motives.

 

Book Cover Immunity
By Andrews, Lori
2008/09 - St. Martin's Minotaur
9780312352721 Find It

One bizarre death is a mystery, two are a coincidence, but eight is an epidemic--unless geneticist Alex Blake can stop it. ...More

Book Cover The Fifth Cataract
By Bannister, Jo
2006/01 - Severn House Publishers
9780727862846 Find It

Bad dreams stop when you wake up . . . One-time doctor turned writer Clio Marsh joins a survival training course based on the Norfolk Broads as part of the research into a new novel ? strictly as an observer, she thinks.But course directors Hollis and Chase have other ideas, and Clio is soon immersed in a punishing boot-camp regime for which she is sorely unprepared. Most of her fellow trainees fare little better, and within days more than one has succumbed to a mysterious illness whose symptoms closely resemble the ?marsh fever? talked of in ominous tones by the locals of Graveleigh, an isolated village at the water's edge. Graveleigh's nearest neighbour is Growth Industries, a chemical plant with a sinister reputation. When Clio and her companions seek refuge at G.I.'s headquarters after a training exercise goes badly wrong, they are tr ...More

Book Cover Flashback
By Braver, Gary
2005/10 - Forge
9780765302519 Find It

Massachusetts Book Award - 2006 Fiction Honor
In this medical thriller from the author of "Gray Matter" and "Elixer," Jack Koryan is attacked by a school of rare jellyfish, whose toxic stings put him in a three-year coma. When he awakens, he finds that the jellyfish toxin has left him with flashbacks, some of which leave him quaking in horror.
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The Inquisitor: A Medical Thriller
By Clement, Peter
2004/12 - Ballantine Books
9780345457806 Find It

At sprawling St. Paul's Hospital, new interns rush through the halls, staff doctors scramble to catch their proteges' mistakes, and everyone is aware of one unrelenting threat: A new and vicious strain of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) has hit America hard and is menacing the hospital like a wolf at the door. ...More

Book Cover Foreign Body
By Cook, Robin
2008/08 - Putnam Adult
9780399155024 Find It

A series of unexplained deaths in foreign hospitals sends an idealistic UCLA medical student on a desperate search for answers, in this chilling tale from the master of the medical thriller. ...More

Book Cover Curse of the Pogo Stick
By Cotterill, Colin
2008/08 - Soho Crime
9781569474853 Find It

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This witty and unusual series just keeps getting better--Publishers Weekly. A booby-trapped corpse, intended for Dr. Siri, the national coroner of Laos, has been delivered to the morgue. In his absence, only Nurse Dtui's intervention saves the lives of the morgue attendants. ...More

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By Crichton, Michael
2006/12 - HarperCollins
9780060872984 Find It

In his brilliant new blockbuster, the New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain journeys into the realm of genetics: fast, furious and out of control. Provocative yet playful, dark and disturbing, Next is Crichton as he has never been seen before. ...More

Book Cover The Keepsake
By Gerritsen, Tess
2008/08 - Ballantine Books
9780345497628 Find It

New York Times-bestselling author Gerritsen delivers another electrifying thriller in her popular series that started with The Surgeon, featuring medical examiner Maura Isles and police detective Jane Rizzoli. ...More

Book Cover The Trudeau Vector
By Jurjevics, Juris
2005/09 - Viking Books
9780670034376 Find It

Geopolitics, environmental disaster, and bioterrorism collide in this timely political thriller set in the bleak Arctic winter. ...More

Book Cover Blood Lies
By Kalla, Daniel
2007/06 - Forge
9780765318329 Find It

Young ER doctor Ben Dafoe struggles to solve a tragic mystery from his past and clear his name. In doing so, he might just learn that, sometimes, blood can lie. ...More

Book Cover Midnight Plague
By Keizer, Gregg
2005/09 - Putnam Adult
9780399153198 Find It

Part historical espionage, part medical thriller, this heart-pounding tale is set in the final months of World War II when an American doctor travels to occupied France to uncover the German lab where a biological weapon is being tested. ...More

Book Cover For the Rest of My Life
By Kraus, Harry Lee
2004/01 - Zondervan Publishing Company
9780310249788 Find It

The riveting, emotional sequel to the best-selling Could I Have This Dance?
Claire McCall, M.D., is haunted by the question: Does she have the gene for Huntington's Disease, the disease that disabled her father? This exciting sequel picks up with Claire moving back to Stoney Creek to work as a family physician and help her mother care for her disabled father. She rekindles her relationship with John Serelli and?just before she's going to find out if she carries the HD gene?discovers an engagement ring hidden in his car. When John fails to ?pop the question? before learning the results of the test, Claire believes he is only interested in marrying her if she does not have the HD gene. She runs away from him without learning the results of the test, or the strength of his love.
Claire copes with her romantic disappointment by plun
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Book Cover The Hades Factor
By Ludlum, Robert
Lynds, Gayle
2000/07 - St. Martin's Press
9780312264376 Find It

In this thrilling new tale of global intrigue, Col. Jonathon Smith, a combat doctor attached to the Army Research Institute of Infectious Disease, is assigned to investigate a deadly virus that has killed three people in three different cities. First warned off by a shadowy FBI contact, Smith then barely survives an attempt on his life. Not knowing where to turn, he assembles a private team that must search highest levels and the darkest corners of the world. ...More

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Revolution No. 9
By McMahon, Neil
2005/01 - HarperCollins Publishers
9780060529185 Find It

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An ordinary man--a father and doctor--becomes the final obstacle to a charismatic cult leader's fiendish plan for revolution.
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Book Cover The Second Opinion
By Palmer, Michael
2009/02 - St. Martin's Press
9780312343552 Find It

In "The Second Opinion," Palmer has created a cat-and-mouse game where one woman must confront a conspiracy of doctors to uncover an evil practice that touches every single person who has ever had a medical test. ...More

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The Last Oracle
By Rollins, James
2008/07 - William Morrow & Company
9780061230943 Find It

Sigma Force must battle a group of rogue scientists who've unleashed a diabolical project that could mean the extinction of mankind, in this superb new thriller from the New York Times"-bestselling author of Black Order and The Judas Strain. ...More

Book Cover The Pandora Prescription
By Sheridan, James
2007/09 - Sterling & Ross Publishers, Inc.
9780978721350 Find It

The pharmaceutical giants have a big skeleton in their closet and will fight tooth and nail to keep it there. Author Dan Travis, notorious unsolved mystery specialist, is on another book tour when a cryptic message from a desperate stranger blows his life apart. He is sucked into a silent war which hinges on an incriminating data file. Finding it is Travis's only hope for surviving a deadly chase across America. But to find its location, Travis must discover the link between the biggest medical cover-up in history and the greatest assassination conspiracy of the twentieth century. The key lies within a secret underground of doctors sworn to an ancient oath. When the solution is the problem, which side will YOU be on? The facts behind the fiction will blow you away. ...More

Book Cover Infected
By Sigler, Scott
2008/04 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780307406101 Find It

The world's most successful podcasting author leaps from Internet sensation to superstar novelist with this no-holds-barred thriller about a bioengineered parasite infecting humanity. ...More

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Flawless
By Spanogle, Joshua
2007/08 - Delacorte Press
9780385338547 Find It

Following his bestselling debut novel, "Isolation Ward," Spanogle cements his place at the cutting edge of forensic suspense with a tale that plunges readers into the dark heart of medicines most lucrative industry--and a harrowing race to expose the crimes that lie beneath its skin. ...More

 

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