The First Family

The First Family

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President Geoffrey Hilliard and his family live in the ever-present glare of the political limelight, with relentless scrutiny of their daily lives. The White House is not an easy place to grow up, so when the President's son Cam, a sixteen-year-old chess champion, experiences extreme fatigue, moodiness, and an uncharacteristic violent outburst, doctors are quick to dismiss his troubles as teen angst. But Secret Service agent Karen Ray, whose job is to guard the president's family with her life, is convinced Cam's issues are serious – serious enough to summon her physician ex-husband for a second opinion. Dr. Lee Blackwood's concerns are dismissed by the president's team – until Cam gets sicker. Lee must make a diagnosis from a puzzling array of symptoms he's never seen before. His only clue is a patient named Susie Banks, a young musical prodigy who seems to be suffering from the same baffling condition as Cam. Hospitalized after an attempt on her life by a determined killer, Susie's jeopardy escalates as Cam's condition takes on a terrifying new dimension. Is someone trying to murder the President's son? As Lee and Karen race for a cure to Cam's mysterious and deadly disease, they begin to uncover betrayals that breach the highest levels of national security.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018
ISBN: 9781250107428
1250107423
Characteristics: 342 p. : 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Palmer, Daniel 1962-
Alternative Title: 1st family

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Zoelexi777
Oct 05, 2018

This was a great medical mystery. Extremely talented teenagers are afflicted with various medical symptoms that cannot be diagnosed. The ending was a complete surprise. Really good read.

ArapahoeDianeM Aug 20, 2018

This is my first book by this Author & I Really liked it. A medical mystery & political intrigue plot. The President's son has strange & unique symptoms and when he is examined --- His symptoms are very similar to other gifted students at the special school he attends. There is a lot of drama and twists & turns --- leading to a surprise ending. I read this book in two days -- didn't want to put it down.

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abbydog2
Aug 12, 2018

Loved this books. One of the best I have read in 2018. Highly recommend this medical thriller.

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