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Abra Cadaver

by James Tucker

A new prescription for suspense: Take the medical chills of Robin Cook. Add the criminal thrills of Elmore Leonard. And ... Abra Cadaver Real-life doctor James Tucker unveils the anatomy of crime--in the most original medical thriller of the year. When a body turns up in the Allegheny River, it's rushed to the Pittsburgh coroner's office for an autopsy. But something's wrong--the person died of natural causes and has already been embalmed. So how did the corpse end up in the river? A year later, Dr. Jack Merlin, a dedicated young surgeon, makes another shocking discovery. The body currently being dissected in the gross anatomy lab at Pittsburgh University Medical Center is his roommate, who went missing months earlier. No foul play had been suspected. But now ... As an amateur magician, Dr. Merlin knows a little bit about disappearing acts. This one is a killer. He'll have to use all his skills--in medicine and magic--to find the truth. And stay alive...

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