Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell

Beat the Reaper is the type of book that any lover of the classic pulp fiction style is going to love. The story features a medical intern who was once a hit man for the mafia. It is a darkly comic story that is full of violent action ensuring that it is going to be compelling reading no matter what your preference.

Book Details

Title : Beat the Reaper
Author : Josh Bazell
ISBN : 0316032220
Pages : 320 pp
Published Date : 2009
Publisher : Little, Brown & Co.
Sub-Genre : Hardboiled
Main Characters : Pietro Brown

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

The second book in the series is Wild Thing

To see all of his books visit the Josh Bazell page.