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The Second Opinion

(2009)
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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.

Thea's 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 withheld.

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 message.

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.

Genre: Mystery

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February 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Second Opinion
Author(s): Michael Palmer
ISBN: 0-312-34355-8 / 978-0-312-34355-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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February 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Second Opinion (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Michael Palmer
ISBN: 1-59722-870-2 / 978-1-59722-870-1 (USA edition)
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November 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Second Opinion
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ISBN: 1-78475-737-3 / 978-1-78475-737-3 (UK edition)
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November 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Second Opinion
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ISBN: 0-09-948978-3 / 978-0-09-948978-8 (UK edition)
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2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Second Opinion (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Michael Palmer
ISBN: 1-4084-2890-3 / 978-1-4084-2890-0 (UK edition)
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December 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Second Opinion: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Palmer
ISBN: 0-312-93776-8 / 978-0-312-93776-8 (USA edition)
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November 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Second Opinion
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ISBN: 0-09-954584-5 / 978-0-09-954584-2 (UK edition)
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February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Second Opinion
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ISBN: 0-312-57187-9 / 978-0-312-57187-0 (USA edition)
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March 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Second Opinion
Author(s): Michael Palmer
ISBN: 1-5012-4029-3 / 978-1-5012-4029-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Second Opinion, The
Author(s): Michael Palmer
ISBN: 1-4915-4483-X / 978-1-4915-4483-9 (USA edition)
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May 2013 : USA Audio CD
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ISBN: 1-4692-3506-4 / 978-1-4692-3506-6 (USA edition)
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December 2012 : USA Audio CD
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ISBN: 1-4692-7244-X / 978-1-4692-7244-3 (USA edition)
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December 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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ISBN: 1-4692-7245-8 / 978-1-4692-7245-0 (USA edition)
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December 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Second Opinion
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ISBN: 1-4233-0671-6 / 978-1-4233-0671-9 (USA edition)
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January 2010 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Second Opinion
Author(s): Michael Palmer
ISBN: 1-59737-080-0 / 978-1-59737-080-6 (USA edition)
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February 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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ISBN: 1-59737-077-0 / 978-1-59737-077-6 (USA edition)
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February 2009 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Second Opinion
Author(s): Michael Palmer
ISBN: 1-59737-071-1 / 978-1-59737-071-4 (USA edition)
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February 2009 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Second Opinion
Author(s): Michael Palmer
ISBN: 1-59737-072-X / 978-1-59737-072-1 (USA edition)
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February 2009 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Second Opinion
Author(s): Michael Palmer
ISBN: 1-59737-073-8 / 978-1-59737-073-8 (USA edition)
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February 2009 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Second Opinion
Author(s): Michael Palmer
ISBN: 1-4233-0670-8 / 978-1-4233-0670-2 (USA edition)
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February 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Second Opinion
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ISBN: 1-59737-074-6 / 978-1-59737-074-5 (USA edition)
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February 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Second Opinion
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ISBN: 1-59737-075-4 / 978-1-59737-075-2 (USA edition)
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February 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Second Opinion
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February 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Second Opinion
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February 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Second Opinion
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Kindle Editions

February 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Second Opinion: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Palmer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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