An agonizing sports injury did more than end Brian Holbrook's professional football dreams. It left the skilled cardiologist with an addiction to prescription painkillers that eventually cost him his marriage and his license to practice medicine. But now, at 38, Brian has cleaned up his act, swallowed his pride, and is ready to start over. The prestigious Boston Heart Institute, home of some of the world's top surgeons and cardiologists, has offered Brian an opportunity to get back into scrubs...and participate in trials of an extraordinary new drug that could revolutionize medicine. Vasclear may have the power to reverse arteriosclerosis, the number one killer in the civilized world. In short, it offers the promise of a pharmaceutical fountain of youth. The initial results are so dazzling, Brian pushes to get his own father, who has a dangerous heart condition, accepted into the Vasclear study. But soon Brian is uneasy. With billions of dollars at stake in the race to get FDA approval for the drug, Brian's meddling could destroy his career - or worse. For as Dr. Brian Holbrook is beginning to suspect, at Boston Heart institute, knowing too much is the quickest way to the morgue.
"A highly entertaining tale of greed and medicine run amok."
--Chicago Tribune "Packs plenty of heart-stopping action."
"A fast-paced lively thriller." --Boston Sunday Herald
Number Of Pages: 431
Published: 5th January 1999
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 10.8 x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.2