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Counter THE FIRST PROCEDURE: The patient is perfect. The theory is borne out. But something goes terribly wrong (.
An accomplished attorney prepares to argue a life-and-death case before a Supreme Court nominee hostile to her cause (.One of the country's leading surgeons, a pioneer in organ transplants, answers an emergency call to assist an operation in progress....And in a morgue in Washington, D.C., a medical examiner and a police detective hover over a body found in a parking lot, a body that has been tampered with....
THE SECOND PROCEDURE: The police are alerted. A pattern is emerging. Time is running out (.
Congressman Jack MacLeod is haunted by an episode that changed his life forever. Now Jack's life is about to explode again: the police arrive at his door. Evidence links him to the strange death of a man who last lived in a halfway house in his New York City district (.
THE THIRD PROCEDURE: Complications terminate it. The risks are mounting. There's only one alternative. (
Suddenly events spin out of control. Backroom deals made by the most powerful men in the country threaten to destroy Jack's political future. The secret from Jack's past falls into the hands of a media savvy opponent who can't wait to use it. And, in the shadows, a plan, so outrageous and unthinkable it will smash every assumption about the limits of the human body, is nearing its shocking conclusion (.
THE FOURTH PROCEDURE: When it happens, it will make medical history. And then no man will be safe....
Combining the best elements of explosive courtroom drama and groundbreaking medical technology with controversial social issues, The Fourth Procedure explores fundamental questions of life and death. It takes the reader beyond the boundaries of today's medicine to an all-too-plausible scenario of a frightening future.
The Fourth Procedure. The most terrifying legal-medical thriller. Ever.
"A mind-boggling medical thriller to end all medical thrillers. It may be the most talked about popular fiction of the season."
--Kirkus Reviews

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Washington (D, C, ) Fiction