Good news for fans of Beat the Reaper (and that includeds me): Josh Bazell has another book coming out in February called Wild Thing. Wild Thing continues the story of Dr. Peter Brown. Brown, we learned in Beat the Reaper, packed-in quite a bit of living before turning to a career in medicine. He was Pietro "Bearclaw" Brnwa, a hit man for the Mafia. Beat the Reaper is about how Brown/Brnwa got drawn into life as a hit man, and what happens when his life in the Mafia and at the hospital intersect. Check this link for my full review of Beat the Reaper.
I'm looking forward to reading another book by Bazell.