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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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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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 medical school for which he is a person of interest....

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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 small-town...

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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 size.When...

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Political Suicide

Michael Palmer

St. Martin's Press

A massive cover-up gone awryA prominent physician accused of murderUncovering the truth could put the entire country at risk Dr. Gary McHugh, known around Washington,...

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