Beat the Reaper: A Novel by Josh Bazell

Beat the Reaper: A Novel

byJosh Bazell

Kobo ebook | January 7, 2009

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Dr. Peter Brown is an intern at Manhattan's worst hospital, with a talent for medicine, a shift from hell, and a past he'd prefer to keep hidden. Whether it's a blocked circumflex artery or a plan to land a massive malpractice suit, he knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men.

Pietro "Bearclaw" Brnwna is a hitman for the mob, with a genius for violence, a well-earned fear of sharks, and an overly close relationship with the Federal Witness Relocation Program. More likely to leave a trail of dead gangsters than a molecule of evidence, he's the last person you want to see in your hospital room.

Nicholas LoBrutto, aka Eddy Squillante, is Dr. Brown's new patient, with three months to live and a very strange idea: that Peter Brown and Pietro Brnwa might-just might-be the same person ...

Now, with the mob, the government, and death itself descending on the hospital, Peter has to buy time and do whatever it takes to keep his patients, himself, and his last shot at redemption alive. To get through the next eight hours-and somehow beat the reaper.

Spattered in adrenaline-fueled action and bone-saw-sharp dialogue, BEAT THE REAPER is a debut thriller so utterly original you won't be able to guess what happens next, and so shockingly entertaining you won't be able to put it down.

While finishing his medical degree, Josh Bazell also found the time to complete his first novel, a crime thriller called Beat the Reaper about a mob hitman turned doctor. Bazell wanted to be a professional writer since the age of nine, but then a few years later science became his serious interest. Bazell has now managed to attain both...
Title:Beat the Reaper: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 7, 2009Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316040304

ISBN - 13:9780316040303

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better Learn to Run a Little Faster What do Dr. House, the Sopranos, Chuck Palahniuk, Jaws, and Quinton Tarantino have in common? Probably nothing, but Josh Bazell’s book, Beat the Reaper, has taken elements from ALL of these to create one fantastic and darkly funny book. Just when the witness protection program seemed to be doing its job, a doctor in Manhattan’s worst hospital is revisited by his past. His rational fear of being discovered by old acquaintances (and sharks) drives him to desperation and near insanity inside the hospital walls as he desperately tries to terminate his past before his past terminates him. This book was hilarious, in the best way!
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