The First Family

The First Family

Book - 2018
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Cam Hilliard is, in addition to being the President's sixteen-year-old son, a chess prodigy. A year into President Hilliard's second term Cam inexplicably stops playing the game he loved and becomes withdrawn. The First Lady is convinced that the senior White House physician is wrong in diagnosing Cam's issue as a psychological one, and she demands that Dr. Lee Blackwood be brought on to provide a second opinion. Lee's opinion is dismissed, until Cam's spleen ruptures and it becomes obvious that something is horribly wrong. Lee informs the President and First Lady that to make a diagnosis they need to find other people with the same symptoms to conduct additional testing. From there, it's possible to identify the gene defects and correlate those to the missing enzymes. Only then can a diagnosis be made and treatment begun. For now, they must face the harsh reality that Cam's genes are producing a mutation that appears to be entirely new to science. As Lee delves into this medical mystery, he comes to believe Cam is not the first case of this presentation of an inborn error of metabolism. But when two young people Lee has found, each with exceptional gifts, are murdered, Cam's condition suddenly takes on a terrifyingly new dimension. Is someone out to murder the President's son? If so, why? As Lee searches for answers he will uncover unimaginable secrets and dark betrayals that breach the highest levels of security.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250107428
1250107423
Characteristics: 342 pages
Additional Contributors: Palmer, Daniel 1962-

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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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