On the night of the State of the Union address, President Max Hilliard expects to give the speech of his career. But no one anticipates the terrifying turn of events that forces him to quarantine everyone in the Capitol building. A terrorist group calling itself “Genesis’ has unleashed WRX3883, a deadly, highly contagious virus, into(…)
Gene therapy that can stop skin from aging is a breakthrough technology, but before it can lead to eternal youth it leads to murder. In the second book in Chronicle’s exciting new Bill Damen mystery series, the filmmaker-turned-detective’s investigations again draw him into the dark side of high-stakes science and finance. The players include an(…)
The hammer has fallen. The deadly Sage Flu has been unleashed. The scramble for survival is in full force. Martina Gable and her family escaped to a secluded mountain cabin in hopes of avoiding the death sweeping the desert valley below, but have they gone far enough? Dominic Ray, manager of a tropical, private island(…)
From thriller and suspense master Brett Battles comes Exit 9, the second book in the Project Eden thriller series. Before, it was just a test, a little demonstration to see if the virus worked. It did, and so much better than its creators could have ever hoped. But the testing phase is over. It’s time(…)
Dr. Eric Najarian. He’s young, talented, and ambitious. He has all the qualities they’re looking for at White Memorial Hospital. He doesn’t know he’s being watched. Judged. An elite clique of medical professionals thinks he has what it takes to join their secret club. All the young doctor has to do is agree to play(…)
In Chicago, a pregnant cafeteria worker suffering nothing more malevolent than flulike symptoms begins hemorrhaging from every part of her body. In Boston, a brilliant musician, her face disfigured by an unknown disease, rapidly descends into a lethal paranoia. In Belinda, West Virginia, a miner suddenly goes berserk, causing a cave-in that kills two of(…)
Neurosurgeon Zack Iverson must discover why a young boy is reliving every painful moment of his recent operation–and what terrible secret the hospital where the operation took place is hiding.
When a dinner guest dies suddenly of an allergic reaction to a food she hasn’t eaten, dot-com casualty Bill Damen goes from suspect to sleuth, embroiled in a murder with far-reaching consequences. He follows a trail that leads from cancer research to genetic engineering to secret rogue experiments, as he uncovers motives, means, and characters(…)
A sports injury ended Brian Holbrook’s professional football dreams and left him addicted to prescription painkillers. This cost him his marriage and his licence to practice medicine. Then the prestigious Boston Heart Institute offers him an opportunity to participate in a trial for a wonder drug.
When Dr. John Meacham goes on a shooting spree the office, his business partner, staff, and two patients are killed in the bloodbath. Then Meacham turns the gun on himself. The blame falls on Dr. Lou Welcome. Welcome worked with Meacham years before as a counselor after John’s medical license had been revoked for drug(…)
Dr. Kate Bennett, a pathologist at Boston Memorial Hospital, faces problems in her personal life and professional career as she searches for the cause of a bizarre illness responsible for a series of deaths.
With his wife, Evie, scheduled for surgery the next day, Dr. Harry Corbett goes to the hospital for what he hopes will be a quiet evening of reconciliation. In recent weeks Evie, never quick to share her feelings, has been more closed and distant than ever. But when Harry reaches Evie’s room, it is too(…)
Dr Muhammad Bashir, the mastermind behind some of al-Qaeda’s most deadly bombings against the West, has warned of a single horrific biological attack on civilization. There is no cure for what al-Qaeda threatens to unleash, and there are no vaccines. The White House has dismissed the broadcast as scaremongering, and the President has reasserted his(…)
Financial consultant, Malcolm Jaggard, begins a desperate investigation when flourishing industrialist and former Russian scientist, George Ashton, the father of Jaggard’s fiancie, mysteriously disappears following a vicious acid attack on his daughter. Ashton is traced from his home in Buckinghamshire to the wintry forests of Sweden, in a compelling tale about rivalries between intelligence groups(…)
In Boston, a disgraced medical student is sent to deliver a research paper that could save her career. . . . Four thousand miles away, in a jungle hospital in Cameroon, a brilliant, reclusive scientist, dying from an incurable disease that threatens to make each tortured breath his last, is on the verge of perfecting(…)
Four murders. Three accidents. Two suicides. One left. THE LAST SURGEON Dr. Nick Garrity, a vet suffering from PTSD – post traumatic stress disorder – spends his days and nights dispensing medical treatment from a mobile clinic to the homeless and disenfranchised in D.C. and Baltimore. In addition, he is constantly on the lookout for(…)
When a revolutionary treatment for brain tumors is used in a high profile case, the medical centre which developed it suddenly has the attention of the world’s media. However, it has also attracted the attention of a ruthless mercenary.
Dr. Thea Sperelakis, diagnosed as a teen with Asperger’s syndrome, has always been an outsider. She has a brilliant medical mind, and a remarkable recall of details, but her difficulty in dealing with hidden agendas and interpersonal conflicts have led her to leave the complex, money-driven dynamics of the hospital, and to embrace working with(…)
One by one, patients at Boston Doctors Hospital survive delicate surgery, only to die shortly thereafter–mysteriously and horribly. No one knows why–except the Sisterhood, nurses bound together by a secret pledge to end human suffering–nurses with warped, deadly intentions.
At the headquarters of Boston’s Eastern Quality Health, the wealthy and powerful CEO is brutally murdered. She’s not the first to die–nor the last. A vicious serial killer is on the loose and the victims have one thing in common: they are all high-profile executives in the managed care industry. Dr. Will Grant is an(…)