Beat the Reaper

Beat the Reaper

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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Peter Brown is a young emergency room doctor whose sealed identity in the witness protection program is about to give out! After a heart-thumping morning (including a mugging and a lusty elevator encounter with a hot pharmaceuticals rep), Peter treats a new patient who knows him from his other life. Can he keep the patient alive long enough to beat the reaper?
Publisher: [New York] : Hachette Audio, 2009.
ISBN: 9781600244339
1600244335
Additional Contributors: Petkoff, Robert
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JudithE
Jan 28, 2017

At first I really liked this book. However, I ended up by finding it too violent, and found it very hard to finish.

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pianogurl87
Oct 14, 2015

I really enjoyed this. I didn't know what I wanted to check out before finding this one. I decided to give it a try not knowing what to expect and I'm glad I did. It was perfect! Maybe it was the way it was presented by the reader but I think I was hooked because of the novel itself. I look forward to either listening to or reading his next book Wild Thing.

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phuzz
Jan 17, 2013

Loved it .... smart and funny.....listened to this travelling across Canada 2 years ago. Now listening to his latest... Wild Thing

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danielestes
Mar 16, 2012

The writing is smart, fast and super-charged with raw emotion! And that even feels like I'm understating. I listened to this book on audio CD and was hooked from the first paragraph - just hearing the story delivered by reader Robert Petkoff was an experience in itself. Protagonist Dr. Peter Brown is a supremely confident ex-mobster whose smooth handling of tense situations is a trait we all wish we had, but he's got a past that comes with a price. It's non-stop from the get-go as he labors to keep his patients and himself alive, AKA beat the reaper.

There's a movie version with Leonardo DiCaprio attached to it slated for a 2012 release. I'm very much looking forward to that as well as reading Josh Bazell's next work.

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nitetraino
Mar 03, 2009

A very interesting and disturbing novel that's excessive on violence, especially toward some good and undeserving characters. 7 of 10 stars that would have rated higher with fewer innocents killed.

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