Oath of Office

Michael Palmer

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Michael Palmer, the New York Times bestselling author of A Heartbeat Away and The Last Surgeon brings us a shocking new thriller at the crossroads of politics and medicine. 

What if a well respected doctor inexplicably goes on a murderous rampage?

When Dr. John Meacham goes on a shooting spree the office, his business partner, staff, and two patients are killed in the bloodbath.  Then Meacham turns the gun on himself.

The blame falls on Dr. Lou Welcome.  Welcome worked with Meacham years before as a counselor after John's medical license had been revoked for drug addiction.  Lou knew that John was an excellent doctor and deserved to be practicing medicine and fought hard for his license to be restored.  After hearing the news of the violent outburst, Lou is in shock like everyone else, but mostly he's incredulous.  And when he begins to look into it further, the terrifying evidence he finds takes him down a path to an unspeakable conspiracy that seems to lead directly to the White House and those in the highest positions of power. 

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OATH OF OFFICE (Chapter One)

One hour down. Three hours to go.

The afternoon was turning out just as Lou had hoped it would. Enough traffic through the ER to keep things from being boring for Emily, but nothing that would leave her with a lifetime of nightmares and therapy bills. Not that the teen wouldn’t be able to handle just about anything that came down the pike. But in an inner city emergency room—even a small satellite facility like the Eisenhower Memorial Hospital Annex, the pike, on occasion, might be carrying violence of the highest order.

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About the Author

Michael Palmer

MICHAEL PALMER is the author of sixteen novels of medical suspense, all international bestsellers.
His books have been translated into thirty-five languages. In addition ,Palmer is 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 lives in eastern Massachusetts.

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Oath of Office
Michael Palmer

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
February 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312587536
ISBN10: 0312587538
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$27.99

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Macmillan Audio
February 2012
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427209955
ISBN10: 1427209952
Audio Run Time: 11:00
$39.99

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February 2012
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ISBN: 9781427209962
ISBN10: 1427209960
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December 2012
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312587543
ISBN10: 0312587546
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February 2012
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ISBN: 9781429950435
ISBN10: 1429950439
384 pages
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