- Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (December 11, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312587554
- ISBN-13: 978-0312587550
- Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches
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Michael Palmer, author of 18 international bestselling thriller novels including Oath of Office (2012) and A Heartbeat Away(2011); and The First Patient (2008) which President Bill Clinton called “an exciting thriller full of surprises.” Michael is excited to announce that his newest book, Political Suicide, will be released on January 8, 2013 by St. Martin's Press.
Michael Palmer, M.D., is the author of Political Suicide, Oath of Office, A Heartbeat Away, The Last Surgeon, The Second Opinion, The First Patient, The Fifth Vial, The Society, Fatal, The Patient, Miracle Cure, Critical Judgment, Silent Treatment, Natural Causes, Extreme Measures, Flashback, Side Effects, and The Sisterhood. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages. He trained in internal medicine at Boston City and Massachusetts General Hospitals, spent twenty years as a full-time practitioner of internal and emergency medicine, and is now an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s physician health program.
Here’s a bit about the book:
Like all of Michael’s recent books, Political Suicide brings readers to the crossroads of politics and medicine. In addition to being a high-energy read, the book shows the frightening impact on communities when medical advances are motivated by power and greed.
A desperate phone call embroils Dr. Lou Welcome (returning hero from Oath of Office) in scandal and murder involving Dr. Gary McHugh, known around the Capital as the “society doc.” Lou has been supervising McHugh, a friend and former college roommate of his through his work with the Physician Wellness Office. McHugh has been very cavalier about his recovery from alcohoilism, barely attending AA and refusing to get a sponsor. But Lou sees progress, Now, McHugh, intoxicated, 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.
Political Suicide is available in book or e-book form.