Remember that urban legend about a guy who wakes up in a bathtub filled with ice and discovers that someone’s stolen his kidney? Michael Palmer’s thriller The Fifth Vial runs with the myth. Dr. Natalie Reyes falls victim to a seemingly random attack in Rio de Janeiro that leaves her missing a lung and searching for answers; meanwhile, Chicago private detective Ben Callahan tracks a medical conglomerate kidnapping people to harvest their organs for recipients who ”best serve mankind.” The dual story lines meander a bit before the final showdown, but Palmer’s black-market bogeymen offer a terrifying vision of the Hippocratic oath gone very wrong. B
The Fifth Vial Remember that urban legend about a guy who wakes up in a bathtub filled with ice and discovers that someone's stolen his kidney? Michael Palmer's...The Fifth VialMystery and Thriller, FictionMichael Palmer Remember that urban legend about a guy who wakes up in a bathtub filled with ice and discovers that someone's stolen his kidney? Michael Palmer's...2007-02-16St. Martin's Press
Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Fiction; Author: Michael Palmer; Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Posted January 17 2015 — 9:14 AM EST
- Jonathan Crombie, seen as Gilbert Blythe in 'Anne of Green Gables' films, dies at 48
- Johnny Kemp, 'Just Got Paid' singer, dies
- Star Wars Celebration: Jakku, BB-8 and other key takeaways about 'The Force Awakens'
- Two generations of heroes meet in new 'Star Wars Rebels' trailer
- Zayn Malik thanks One Direction at event
- Pixar's 'Inside Out' peek: Joy has a special job for Sadness on first day at a new school
- ACM Awards' host Luke Bryan on big stage spotlight: 'It's fun to have a touch of anxiety'
- 'Star Wars' fans take Anaheim: Celebration photos
- 'Orphan Black': So, you wanna date a clone?
- 'Star Wars': 15 behind-the-scenes 'Force Awakens' pics
- Dirty words on TV? 17 faves whose spew is par for the coarse
- TV Style: 3 costume pros on their '70s-'80s-'90s inspirations
- Prince Harry, Christina Aguilera, Diane Kruger & More!