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Beat the reaper : a novel

Author: Josh Bazell
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The carefully orchestrated life of Manhattan emergency room doctor and witness-protection program participant Peter Brown unravels in the course of a high-stakes day that begins with a mugging, an elevator encounter with a sexy pharmaceutical rep, and a new patient who knows him from his previous existence.
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Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Black humor (Literature)
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bazell, Josh.
Beat the reaper.
New York : Little, Brown, 2009
(OCoLC)648795021
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Josh Bazell
ISBN: 9780316032223 0316032220
OCLC Number: 192048067
Description: 310 p. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Josh Bazell.
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The carefully orchestrated life of Manhattan emergency room doctor and witness-protection program participant Peter Brown unravels in the course of a high-stakes day that begins with a mugging, an elevator encounter with a sexy pharmaceutical rep, and a new patient who knows him from his previous existence.

Dr. Peter Brown is an intern at Manhattan's worst hospital, with a talent for medicine, a shift from hell, and a past he'd prefer to keep hidden. Whether it's a blocked circumflex artery or a plan to land a massive malpractice suit, he knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men. Pietro "Bearclaw" Brnwna is a hitman for the mob, with a genius for violence, a well-earned fear of sharks, and an overly close relationship with the Federal Witness Relocation Program. More likely to leave a trail of dead gangsters than a molecule of evidence, he's the last person you want to see in your hospital room. Nicholas LoBrutto, aka Eddy Squillante, is Dr. Brown's new patient, with three months to live and a very strange idea: that Peter Brown and Pietro Brnwa might-just might-be the same person ... Now, with the mob, the government, and death itself descending on the hospital, Peter has to buy time and do whatever it takes to keep his patients, himself, and his last shot at redemption alive.

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