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Patient One
     

Patient One

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by Leonard Goldberg
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
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. Agent: Scott Mendell, Mendel Media Group. (May)
Kirkus Reviews
An emergency-room doctor must use all his considerable skills to save the president and the nation from disaster. Dr. David Ballineau is called back to the hospital when a large group of people, including the president and his family, are taken to the ER with what appears to be severe food poisoning after a dinner for the Russian president. When the Secret Service demands a secure private area for the dignitaries, they are taken to the ritzy Beaumont Pavilion, and almost all the other patients are moved to other areas. David, the president's doctor, and experienced nurse Carolyn Ross quickly realize that the President's excessive bleeding is due to something more than poison. As they struggle to contain the bleeding while waiting for the arrival of the president's rare blood type and plasma, the Pavilion is suddenly seized by Chechen terrorists who murder all the security agents and announce they are holding the world leaders as hostages for the release of their fellow terrorists. David, who had been in the special forces, hides in the ceiling spaces and drops notes of medical advice to Carolyn, who is stretched to the limit trying to help the president and the other ill patients without new supplies. David uses his cell phone to keep the Secret Service up to date while the vice president and her team struggle to come up with a rescue plan. David and Carolyn play cat-and-mouse with the cold-blooded terrorists, who are willing to kill anyone but the President to achieve their ends. Even after David is wounded and captured, he continues his desperate attempts to thwart the terrorist plot. Goldberg, a clinical professor at UCLA Medical Center, has the expertise to provide an exciting medical thriller. This fast-paced departure from his Joanna Blalock series (Lethal Measures, 2000, etc.) provides all the excitement, intrigue and danger you could ask for.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738731698
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Series:
A Ballineau/Ross Medical Thriller , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
146,737
File size:
3 MB

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Meet the Author

Leonard Goldberg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Joanna Blalock Medical Thrillers. His critically acclaimed novels have sold more than one million copies worldwide. Goldberg is a consulting physician affiliated with the UCLA Medical Center, where he holds an appointment as clinical professor of medicine. A long-time California resident, he currently divides his time between Los Angeles and an island off the coast of South Carolina. For more information, visit LeonardGoldberg.com.

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Patient One: A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ardathlouise44 More than 1 year ago
This book grabs you and doesn't let go till the last page. I really hated to see it end and I hope more of his books will be available through Nook in the future.
Bibi37 More than 1 year ago
Godo book , interesting.