Political Suicide

Michael Palmer; Read by Robert Petkoff

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In Political Suicide, Michael Palmer delivers another gripping thriller at the crossroads of politics and medicine

Dr. Lou Welcome, from Palmer's New York Times bestselling Oath of Office, is back in this heart stopping medical thriller. A desperate phone call embroils Lou in scandal and murder involving Dr. Gary McHugh, known around the Capital as the “society doc.” Lou has been supervising McHugh, formerly a black-out drinker, through his work with the Physician Wellness Office.  McHugh has been very cavalier about his recovery, barely attending AA and refusing a sponsor. But Lou sees progress, and the two men are becoming friends. Now, McHugh has been found unconscious in his wrecked car after visiting a patient of his, the powerful Congressman Elias Colston, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Soon after McHugh awakens in the hospital ER, Colston's wife returns home to find her husband shot dead in their garage. She then admits to the police that she had just broken off a long-standing affair with McHugh.

Something about McHugh's story has Lou believing he is telling the truth, that the Congressman was dead when he arrived and before he blacked out. Lou agrees to look into matters, but when he encounters motive, method and opportunity he is hard pressed to believe in his friend—that is until a deadly high-level conspiracy begins to unravel, and Lou acquires information that makes him the next target.

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Michael Palmer; Read by Robert Petkoff

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
Michael Palmer; Read by Robert Petkoff

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
December 2012
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427229038
ISBN10: 1427229031
Audio Run Time: 11:00
$39.99

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Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
December 2012
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427209986
ISBN10: 1427209987
Audio Run Time: 11:00
$19.99

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St. Martin's Press
December 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312587550
ISBN10: 0312587554
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 368 pages
$27.99

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Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
March 2014
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312587567
ISBN10: 0312587562
Tall Rack Paperback
4 1/8 x 7 1/2 inches, 448 pages
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St. Martin's Press
December 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781250025944
ISBN10: 125002594X
384 pages
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