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 recruited for a secret military mission four years ago, never to be seen again. Then there’s the case of Belle Coates, an ICU nurse who appears to have killed herself…but left a subtle clue for her sister, Jillian, that connects her with Nick.
Now it’s up to Nick and Jillian, a psychiatric nurse, to find out what really happened. Together, they determine that everyone involved in one specific surgical case is mysteriously dying, one by one... Soon their discoveries will pit them against Franz Koller, the highly paid assassin who specializes in the art of the “non-kill”—murder that does not look like murder. And Nick and Jillian are slated to be the next victims…
"Nick, Nick, throw it here! Come on, let it go!"
Nick Garrity cocked his right arm and lofted a perfect spiral to the gangly youth waiting across the yard. The boy, who would have been happy to keep playing until midnight, gathered in the pass effortlessly and immediately threw it back.
"Okay, that's it, Reggie. I gotta take Chance for a run and then get ready for work."
"One more pass. Just one more. After dinner I'll go over to your place and take Chance out. Promise."
Through the gloom of what was going to be a stormy evening, Nick could
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
THE LAST SURGEON
“Prepare to burn some serious midnight oil.”—Boston Herald
“Highly suspenseful and compelling.”—Booklist
“Palmer has always been a good writer but he has never crafted a story as suspenseful as this one…This is the kind of book you read with a bright light on and all the doors locked…Franz Koller is one of the most deadly villains to grace the pages of a novel since the introduction of Hannibal Lecter.”—Huffington Post
“Should please…all those who enjoy their suspense mixed with medical characters and settings.”—Library Journal
“The thrill of the non-kill…[is] chilling.”—North Shore Sunday
“More twists and turns than a sociopath’s psyche…inventive and effective, an entertaining and engaging read.”—California Literary Review
THE SECOND OPINION
“A heart-pounding medical thriller…satisfying, expertly paced [with] enough suspense to keep readers happily turning the pages.”—Boston Globe
“The novel is not merely a thriller but also an exploration of its central character’s unique gifts and her determination to communicate with her comatose father despite overwhelming odds. Another winner from a consistently fine writer.”—Booklist
“A splendid novel.”—Globe and Mail (Canada)
THE FIRST PATIENT
“An exciting thriller that is full of surprises and captures the intense atmosphere of the White House, how the medical system works, and how the 25th Amendment could be brought into play. I thoroughly enjoyed it.” —President Bill Clinton
“An incredibly realistic, frightening thriller that is every White House doctor’s nightmare. “ —Dr. E. Connie Mariano, White House Physician 1992 - 2001
“Endlessly entertaining…the roller-coaster ride of a plot builds to an undeniably shocking conclusion.” —Publishers Weekly