SECOND OPINION, THE by Michael Palmer - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by Michael Palmer.
Dr. Thea Sperelakis, diagnosed as a teen with Asperger’s syndrome,
has always been an outsider. She has a brilliant medical mind, and a
remarkable recall of details, but her difficulty in dealing with hidden
agendas and interpersonal conflicts have led her to leave the complex,
money-driven dynamics of the hospital, and to embrace working with the
poor, embattled patients of Doctors Without Borders. Her father,
Petros, is one of the most celebrated internal medicine specialists in
the world, and the founder of the cutting-edge Sperelakis Center for
Diagnostic Medicine at Boston’s sprawling, powerful Beaumont Clinic.
rewarding life in Africa is turned upside-down when Petros is severely
injured by a hit-and-run driver. He is in the Beaumont ICU, in a deep
coma. No one thinks he will survive. Thea must return home. Two of
Petros’ other children, both physicians, battle Thea and her eccentric
brother, Dimitri, by demanding that treatment for their father be
As Thea uncovers the facts surrounding the disaster,
it seems more and more to be no accident. Petros, himself, is the only
witness. Who would want him dead? The answers are trapped in his brain
. . . until he looks at Thea and begins slowly to blink a terrifying
In The Second Opinion, Michael Palmer has created
a cat-and-mouse game where one woman must confront a conspiracy of
doctors to uncover an evil practice that touches every single person
who ever has a medical test. With sympathetic characters and twists and
betrayals that come from the most unlikely places, The Second Opinion will make you question…everything.