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A Novel

Michael Palmer and Daniel Palmer

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Prepare to be hooked from page one of this shock-inducing medical thriller from
New York Times bestselling author Michael Palmer and his son, acclaimed suspense novelist Daniel Palmer.

Dr. Carrie Bryant is a much-admired neurosurgical resident at an esteemed Boston hospital. When the relentless pace of her residency leads to a life-shattering error, Carrie loses her confidence—and decides to quit her residency and move back home. Her new life’s purpose: To help her combat-vet brother, Adam, recover from a crippling case of post-traumatic stress disorder.

“A unique novel that shows the strength of both authors’ work.”—Mystery Scene

The experimental program at the VA Medical Center promises the possibility of curing the ravages of PTSD forever. It seems like Adam’s best option, but Carrie has her doubts when one of her patients goes missing…and then another. Carrie joins local investigative reporter David Hoffman in the hunt for answers. The hospital, however, is determined to keep its secrets at all costs. As Carrie and David descend into a labyrinth of murder and corruption, the price Carrie could pay for asking the wrong questions is her own life…

“When it comes to inventive plots for medical thrillers, nobody does it better than Michael Palmer.”—Huffington Post

This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.


It began, innocently enough, with a fall.

Beth Stillwell, a slight, thirty-five-year-old mother of three with kind eyes and an infectious laugh, was shopping at Thrifty Dollar Store with her kids in tow. She'd been...

Praise for Trauma

“Exciting, fast-paced.” —Library Journal (starred review) on Resistant

“Palmer's growing audience will find much to enjoy here, as will medical-thriller fans of all stripes.” —Booklist on Resistant

“The twists fly in A Heartbeat Away and the results create a terrifying scenario…Palmer has a mastery of the medicinal science involved in such elaborate conspiracy, plus the intricacies of presidential succession.” —Associated Press on A Heartbeat Away

“Compelling and terrifying.” —Kirkus on Oath of Office

“Prepare to burn some serious midnight oil.” —The Boston Herald on The Last Surgeon


Reviews from Goodreads

Michael Palmer and Daniel Palmer

MICHAEL PALMER is the author of more than twenty novels of medical suspense, all international bestsellers. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages. Extreme Measures was the basis for a movie starring Hugh Grant and Gene Hackman.

DANIEL PALMER is the author of several critically-acclaimed suspense novels, including Delirious and Desperate. After receiving his master's degree from Boston University, he spent a decade as an e-commerce pioneer. A recording artist, accomplished blues harmonica player, and lifelong Red Sox fan, Daniel lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children where he is currently at work on his next novel.

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