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By: Leonard Goldberg
A Ballineau/Ross Medical Thriller #1
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.
"[Goldberg] has the expertise to provide an exciting medical thriller. This fast-paced departure from his Joanna Blalock series provides all the excitement, intrigue and danger you could ask for." —KIRKUS REVIEWS
"Patient One is among the tightest, best written thrillers I have read in a long time. This is the knuckle-whitening suspense at which Leonard Goldberg has always been a master. Explosive and deftly plotted."
"Strap on your seat belts for a thrilling ride. Leonard Goldberg pulls out all the stops in this action-packed tale that's sure to keep you flipping the pages."
"Patient One is a real nail-biter skillfully melding political intrigue and medical mystery with action enough to satisfy even the most diehard thriller fan."