Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer
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Michael Palmer (1942-2013) wrote internationally bestselling novels of medical suspense, including The First Patient, The Second Opinion, The Last Surgeon, A Heartbeat Away, Oath of Office and Political Suicide. His book Extreme Measures was adapted into a movie starring Hugh Grant and Gene Hackman. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages. Palmer earned his bachelor’s degree at Wesleyan University, and he attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University. He trained in internal medicine at Boston City and Massachusetts General Hospitals. He spent twenty years as a full-time practitioner of internal and emergency medicine. In addition to his writing, Palmer was an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society Physician Health Services, devoted to helping physicians troubled by mental illness, physical illness, behavioral issues, and chemical dependency.  He lived in eastern Massachusetts. 


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Political Suicide by Michael Palmer Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to an excerpt of Political Suicide, the new thriller by author Michael Palmer. Read by Robert Petkoff.

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Michael Palmer Interview for Oath of Office

Listen to author Michael Palmer discuss his career and new novel Oath of Office. The interview is also featured on the audiobook edition of Oath of Office narrated by Robert Petkoff.

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The Last Surgeon by Michael Palmer--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Michael Palmer's novel The Last Surgeon. The New York Times bestselling author and master of medical suspense delivers another shocker of a thriller filled with insider details and a terrifying psychopath. Surgeon Nick Garrity, a vet suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, spends his days and nights dispensing medical treatment from a mobile clinic to the homeless in D.C. and Baltimore. In addition, he is constantly on the lookout for his best friend who was recr

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A Heartbeat Away by Michael Palmer--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Michael Palmer's medical thriller novel A Heartbeat Away, narrated by Robert Petkoff. The New York Times bestselling author and master of suspense delivers another novel at the crossroads of politics and medicine in this shocker of a thriller.

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The First Patient by Michael Palmer--audio excerpt

Listen to this excerpt of the suspense thriller novel The First Patient by Michael Palmer, read by Phil Gigante. Gabe Singleton is a country doctor ... and the President's former roommate. When the President's personal physician suddenly and mysteriously disappears, Gabe takes the man’s place. Learn more about the book The First Patient at http://us.macmillan.com/thefirstpatient/MichaelPalmer Read more about author Michael Palmer at http://us.macmillan.com/author/michaelpalmer

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Resistant

Michael Palmer
St. Martin's Press

They fight without conscience or remorse. Their only job is to kill. They are the most ruthless enemy we have ever faced. And they are one millionth our...


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Political Suicide

Michael Palmer
St. Martin's Paperbacks

A physician accused of murder. A massive cover-up. An entire nation at risk…In Political Suicide, New York Times bestselling author Michael Palmer once again...


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Oath of Office

Michael Palmer
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Oath of Office Michael Palmer When Dr. John Meacham goes on a shooting spree the office, his business partner, staff, and two patients are killed in the...


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On Call

Michael Palmer
St. Martin's Press

An original ebook short story from Bestselling thriller author Michael Palmer featuring Dr. Lou Welcome in his first crime-solving role: a murder at his...


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A Heartbeat Away

Michael Palmer
St. Martin's Paperbacks

On the night of the State of the Union address, President James Allaire expects to give the speech of his career. But no one foresees the horrific turn of...


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First Thrills: Volume 1

Edited by Lee Child; With stories from Michael Palmer, Daniel James Palmer, Karen Dionne, J. T. Ellison, Ryan Brown, Rip Gerber, Sean Michael Bailey, and Lee Child
Forge Books

New York Times bestselling author Lee Child and the International Thriller Writers, Inc. present a collection of remarkable stories in First Thrills. From...


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The Last Surgeon

Michael Palmer
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Surgeon Nick Garrity, a vet suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, spends his days and nights dispensing medical treatment from a mobile clinic to the...


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First Thrills

Introduced and edited by Lee Child with an afterword by Steve Berry
Forge Books

New York Times bestselling author Lee Child and the International Thriller Writers, Inc. present a collection of remarkable stories in First Thrills. ...


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The Second Opinion

Michael Palmer
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Struck down by a hit-and-run driver, one of the world’s most respected doctors lies comatose in the ICU unit of Boston’s Beaumont Clinic. No one thinks he...


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The First Patient

Michael Palmer
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Gabe Singleton and Andrew Stoddard were once Naval Academy roommates. Today, Gabe is a country doctor and his friend Andrew has gone from war hero to governor...


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The Fifth Vial

Michael Palmer
St. Martin's Paperbacks

In Boston, a disgraced medical student is sent to deliver a research paper that could save her career… In a hospital four thousand miles away, a reclusive...


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