In his five bestselling novels, from "The Sisterhood" to "Natural Causes,"physician Michael Palmer has drawn on years of firsthand emergency-roomexperience to create the drama of a frighteningly authentic world--a worldwhere the line between medicine and murder is scalpel-thin. Now, in his mostharrowing suspense novel yet, Palmer reveals how the power to heal can become alicense to kill....u003cpu003eWith his wife, Evie, scheduled for surgery the next day, Dr. Harry Corbettgoes to the hospital for what he hopes will be a quiet evening ofreconciliation. In recent weeks Evie, never quick to share her feelings, hasbeen more closed and distant than ever.u003cpu003eBut when Harry reaches Evie's room, it is too late for reconciliation.Shockingly, without warning, Evie is dead. The police suspect homicide. Andtheir only suspect is Dr. Harry Corbett.u003cpu003eHarry is not prepared for the stunning revelations that follow: His bright, beautiful, highly ambitious wife was leading a double life; she may have haddangerous secrets. But what secret could have been explosive enough to diefor?u003cpu003eThen the killer strikes again, boldly, tauntingly murdering one of Harry'sfavorite patients in such a way that only Harry knows the death was notnatural. This time Harry is certain: The killer, medically sophisticated, coolly arrogant, moving undetected through a busy urban hospital, could only bea doctor. And he wonders--how many more will die?u003cpu003eDesperately Harry probes deeper, following the only clue Evie left. What hefinds is a sinister pattern that threatens patients in every hospital in thecity. Harry is engaged in a life-and-death battle of wits with a chillinglyefficient monster. And until the doctor is unmasked,no patient is safe fromhis lethal silent treatment.u003cpu003eMichael Palmer has done it again, delivering a no-holds-barred novel of medicalintrigue-- a gripping thriller that features the most terrifying physiciansince Hannibal Lecter. "Silent Treatment" will keep your pulse racingfrom beginning to end.