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Panacea

by Wilson, F. Paul

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 13 of 14 copies
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Summary

Two secret societies vie for control of the ultimate medical miracle--Panacea--in the latest novel by New York Times bestselling author F. Paul Wilson, author of the Repairman Jack series.

Finalist in RT Reviewer's Choice Best Book Awards for Best Thriller

F. Paul Wilson is the winner of the Career Achievement in Thriller Fiction in the 2017 RT Reviewers' Choice Best Book Awards

Medical examiner Laura Fanning has two charred corpses and no answers. Both bear a mysterious tattoo but exhibit no known cause of death. Their only connection to one another is a string of puzzling miracle cures. Her preliminary investigation points to a cult in the possession of the fabled panacea--the substance that can cure all ills--but that's impossible.

Laura finds herself unknowingly enmeshed in an ancient conflict between the secretive keepers of the panacea and the equally secretive and far more deadly group known only as 536, a brotherhood that fervently believes God intended for humanity to suffer, not be cured. Laura doesn't believe in the panacea, but that doesn't prevent the agents of 536 from trying to kill her.

A reclusive, terminally ill billionaire hires Laura to research the possibility of the panacea. The billionaire's own body guard, Rick Hayden, a mercenary who isn't who he pretends to be, has to keep her alive as they race to find the legendary panacea before the agents of 536 can destroy it.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Wilson, author of the Repairman Jack novels, begins a new series. Laura Hanning, a medical examiner in New York, autopsying the remains of a badly burned man, is surprised to discover that the man apparently died before his house burned down and that he was remarkably (almost impossibly) healthy. Soon she learns that, at the hospital where the dead man worked, people have been inexplicably restored to perfect health. Meanwhile, CIA agent Nelson Fife is hot on the trail of a secret group known as the panaceans, who, Fife believes, possess a miraculous cure to all diseases; also searching for the group is a wealthy man desperate to be cured of the illness that will soon kill him. Imaginative and well paced, with a good mixture of action and fantasy, this debut offers a welcome change from the Repairman Jack books, which had grown a little tired (though fans will be interested to know that the new series takes place in the same Secret History of the World cycle).--Pitt, David Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This suspenseful paranormal thriller from Wilson (Fear City) introduces evil CIA agent Nelson Fife and the religious extremists of the 536 Brotherhood, a monastic order whose members dedicate their lives to wiping out a miracle cure and its guardians. Dr. Laura Fanning, a New York City medical examiner and mother of a deathly ill child, stumbles on evidence of this miracle potion while conducting several routine autopsies. Her scientific mind refuses to believe in its power, but she agrees to travel practically around the world in search of this cure at the behest of an incredibly rich, terminally ill mystery man. She takes along his equally mysterious aide, Rick Hayden, as her bodyguard. Laura and Rick track the cure's origins via a series of tattoos on the guardians' corpses. Tension mounts as Nelson hacks Laura's phone and sets in motion a plan to make her unaware of the danger mounting at home, so she can lead him to the guardians of the cure. At times Wilson tries too hard to educate the reader instead of moving the story forward, but for fans of mysterious ancient sects and miraculous possibilities, it's an entertaining tale, underlined by a clear battle between good and evil. Agent: Al Zuckerman, Writers House. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Series The ICE Sequence
#1 - Panacea
#2 - The God gene
#3 - The Void protocol
Subjects Medical examiners (Law) -- Fiction.
Secret societies -- Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher New York :2016
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description 383 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 9780765385161
0765385163
9780765385178
0765385171
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