2007 NY: Bantam. First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dustjacket, signed by the
With his explosive debut thriller, Isolation Ward, medical insider Joshua Spanogle earned comparisons
to Michael Crichtonˇand wide acclaim for his ingenious blend of suspense, cutting-edge science, and
raw emotion. Now Spanogle takes us into the dark heart of medicine to tell a terrifying story of a billion-
dollar medical breakthroughˇand the side effects it unleashesÍ.
A former medical detective for the Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Nate McCormick had seen enough
suffering to last a lifetime. Now heÝs left the CDC, determined to begin a new life with his girlfriend in
San Franciscoˇuntil the vicious murder of an old friend hurtles him back into the world he left behind.
While police hunt for a killer, Nate starts sifting through evidence, convinced that the dead manÝs
research at a high-tech lab has gotten him killedˇand has harmed dozens of innocent women.
With only a handful of clues, Nate soon uncovers a hidden link between his friendÝs employerˇTetra
Biologicsˇand a dangerous cosmetic drug. But suddenly the stakes are raised. The woman he loves
has been thrust into the line of fire, and Nate is running out of time. As a circle of treachery tightens
around him, more women surface with agonizing stories to tellÍand Nate is about to make the most
startling discovery of all: a secret alliance between crime, science, and a billion-dollar industryˇwhere
some people have already paid the ultimate price for beauty.
From shocking evidence revealed under a microscope to the shattering testimony of a woman whose
beauty has been stolen away, Flawless takes us on a terrifying,adrenaline-charged journey. Taut,
thrilling, and relentless, it will leave you pondering its questions long after the last page is turned.