Implant: A Novel

Open Road Media
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The New York Times–bestselling author of The Select is “one of the masters of the medical thriller and this one will keep you page-turning” (Larry King, USA Today).
 
Dr. Duncan Lathram is a brilliant plastic surgeon who recently invented a dissolving implant that allows incisions to heal without scarring. His unparalleled artistry in the operating room is the salvation of all the biggest power players in Washington, DC, whenever they need to be TV ready. Lathram appears to have it all, but something isn’t right . . .
 
When young Gina Panzella isn’t hustling as a house doctor at a local community hospital, she assists Dr. Lathram with surgery. She’s known him almost her entire life and respects him deeply, yet there are a few things about him she can’t quite figure out—like why so many of his patients are mysteriously dying.
 
Overcome with suspicion and fear, Panzella enlists the help of Gerry Canney, a high school classmate now working with the FBI, to dig deep into the doctor’s past. Soon they will discover what Lathram is truly capable of . . .
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F. Paul Wilson (b. 1946) is an American author, primarily in the science fiction and horror genres. A part-time family physician, he wrote his first novel, Healer, in 1976. Among his best-known characters is Repairman Jack, an urban mercenary who first appeared in the 1984 New York Times bestseller, The Tomb.
 
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Open Road Media
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Published on
Jun 26, 2018
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Pages
223
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ISBN
9781504051682
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English
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Thrillers / Medical
Fiction / Thrillers / Political
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