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Brad Parker and Karen Richmond Book 6

Paperback,  6″ x 9″
241 pages
ISBN 978-1-63381-366-3

by Geoffrey M. Cooper

Sequel to Forever: A Medical Thriller (Brad Parker and Karen Richmond Book 2), Bad Medicine: A Medical Thriller (Brad Parker and Karen Richmond Book 3), Ill Intent: A Medical Thriller (Brad Parker and Karen Richmond Book 4), and Perilous Obsession: A Medical Thriller (Brad Parker and Karen Richmond Book 5

When a student in Professor Brad Parker’s lab at the Maine Translational Research Institute in Wells is wrongfully accused of cheating on an exam, he tries to help. Only to encounter a series of unexpected obstacles. Burglary. Bribery. A suspicious suicide. Even murder. Leaving Brad and his fiancée, FBI agent Karen Richmond, desperately trying to understand what’s going on behind the scenes.

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 The beauty of Maine, the world of medical research, a scorching plot, and the rich characters of The Fifth Student make for a page-turning thriller that will keep you reading late into the night.

—Matt Cost, award-winning author of Velma Gone Awry and the Clay Wolfe/Port Essex and Mainely Maine mystery series.

A zippy, tricky academic murder mystery.

Kirkus Reviews

The Fifth Student proves a rich story that highlights its intrigue with revelations readers won’t see coming.

—Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

Cooper’s deftly written story is engaging and will particularly appeal to mystery fans who look for well-developed characters.

BlueInk Review


Geoffrey M. Cooper is a retired cancer researcher and academic administrator, having held positions at Harvard Medical School and Boston University as professor, department chair, and associate dean. He is the author of several scientific texts and is now using his experience in academic medicine as background for writing medical thrillers. He lives in Ogunquit, Maine.

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