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Publisher's Summary

A former medical detective for the Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Nate McCormick had seen enough suffering to last a lifetime. Now he's left the CDC, determined to begin a new life with his girlfriend in San Francisco...until the vicious murder of a biotech researcher, an old friend, hurtles him back into the medical world he's left behind. While the police hunt for a killer, Nate starts sifting through evidence, determined to find what his friend did to provoke his brutal death. And the truth he ultimately discovers far exceeds the very worst he had imagined. As a circle of treachery tightens around Nate, and the woman he loves is thrust into the line of fire, patients surface with agonizing stories to tell. Nate is about to make the most startling discovery of all: a secret alliance between crime, science, and a billion-dollar industry determined to hide its victims at any price. For Nate, that price will be the one person most important to him - unless he can expose the flaw in a perfect conspiracy of medicine and murder.
From shocking evidence revealed under a microscope to the shattering testimony of those betrayed by the ruthlessness of the medical industry, Flawless takes us on a terrifying, adrenaline-charged journey. Taut, thrilling, and relentless, it will leave you pondering its questions long after the final sentence.
©2007 Joshua Spanogle (P)2007 Books on Tape
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Critic Reviews

"For page-turning fun, this gory medical thriller has all the elements." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Dennis on 08-31-07

Credits

Good book, but not quite as good as his earlier one, Isolation Ward. Would be worth listening to except for the 2 Credit charge, which I didn't see until after purchase.
His books are good, but certainly not worth more than a Baldachi or DeMille. Just my opinion.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Barry on 01-19-08

Better than Isolation Ward!

I loved Isolation Ward, and found Spanogle's writing style addictive, so I used my next credit on Flawless.
I was happy to see that Scott Brick narrated this as well. He always does a great job.
Like Isolation Ward, "Flawless" blends medical thriller, detective, and police procedural. There are even some horror elements.
Not too farfetched either... this sort of story, poisonous injections of an experimental cosmetic surgery procedure, and the cover-up that follows, is actually believable on some level. This is what makes the story evoke so visceral a reaction.
The pace of the story is nice and fast, the way I like it, and the characters are well-developed, especially Dr. Nate McCormick.
There is quite a bit of gore and violence, so this book is not for the faint of heart. But this is what makes the story so gritty.
I loved this book and look forward to the author's next novel.

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