logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
The Fifth Vial - Michael Palmer
The Fifth Vial
by: (author)
3.80 50
From the blockbuster, eleven-time New York Times bestselling author comes a novel of medical suspense that begins with these chilling questions: Who ends up with the blood samples you routinely give for tests? What else are they being used for? Why don't you know?   Take a Deep Breath. . . .In... show more
From the blockbuster, eleven-time New York Times bestselling author comes a novel of medical suspense that begins with these chilling questions: Who ends up with the blood samples you routinely give for tests? What else are they being used for? Why don't you know?   Take a Deep Breath. . . .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 a serum that could save millions of lives, and bring others inestimable wealth. . . . In Chicago, a disillusioned private detective, on the way to his third career, is hired to determine the identify of a John Doe, killed on a Florida highway, with mysterious marks on his body.            Three seemingly disconnected lives, surging unrelentingly toward one another. Three lives becoming irrevocably intertwined. Three lives in mounting peril, moving ever closer to the ultimate confrontation against a deadly secret society with godlike aspirations and roots in antiquity.            Medical student. Scientist. Private eye. Three people who will learn the deeper meanings of brilliance and madness, truth and deception, trust and betrayal.            Three lives linked forever by a single vial of blood--the fifth vial.  
show less
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780312343514 (0312343515)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
knittingnut
knittingnut rated it
5.0 The Fifth Vial
read while on holiday
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 The Fifth Vial
Natalie Reyes finding herself suspended from Harvard Medical School and her mentor sends her to a conference in Rio de Janiero. She is kidnapped and apparently shot while trying to escape. She finds herself without one of her lungs and trying to work out what happened to her and why it happened. ...
Silvie's bookshelf
Silvie's bookshelf rated it
2.0 The Fifth Vial
'unputdownable' is the perfect word for this book.
The Little Reading Nook
The Little Reading Nook rated it
0.0
I didn't even make it to 20% of The Fifth Vial before I decided to throw in the towel. For a thriller it starts out incredibly slow. Maybe, I have been spoiled by the few thrillers that I have read because they all just jumped right into the action.Palmer spends the first 50 pages (probably more b...
Coffee Bean Bookshelf
Coffee Bean Bookshelf rated it
4.0
I really enjoyed this book - I like the medical thriller genre a lot, though some parts of this one reminded me of Germ by Robert Liparulo (only some parts - the plots were very different). I liked how it jumped between seemingly unrelated characters. And it's one that makes you think a LOT about ...
Other editions (28)
Books by Michael Palmer
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?