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Michael Palmer

Biography

Michael Palmer

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 35 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 20 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.

Michael Palmer

Books by Michael Palmer

by Michael Palmer and Daniel Palmer - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Dr. Julie Devereux is an outspoken advocate for the right to die --- until a motorcycle accident leaves her fiancé, Sam Talbot, a quadriplegic. Sam begs to end his life, but Julie sees hope in a life together. When he passes away from an unexpected heart attack, an autopsy reveals that Sam died of an unusual heart defect, one seen only in those under extreme stress. As Julie investigates similar cases, she finds a frightening pattern…and finds herself the target of disturbing threats. The more cases Julie discovers, the more the threats escalate, until she is accused of a mercy killing of her own. To clear her name and save her career, she must track down whoever is behind these mysterious deaths.

by Michael Palmer and Daniel Palmer - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

After quitting her residency following two operations gone terribly wrong, Dr. Carrie Bryant learns about an experimental program exploring the use of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) that could forever cure the emotional and memory trauma of PTSD. Her first surgery appears to be a success until her patient mysteriously vanishes. When a second patient also goes missing, Carrie employs the investigative skills of reporter David Hoffman, and together they descend into a labyrinth of murder and corruption.

by Michael Palmer - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When Dr. Lou Welcome has to fill in last minute for his boss at the Physical Wellness Office, he takes an exclusive tour of the Center for Disease Control. He can't help but wonder about the development of weapons of mass destruction at a bacterial level. Little does Lou know that a scientist working a top-secret case will be kidnapped, and he will become enmeshed in a case that could have fatal consequences across the country.

by Michael Palmer - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When respected doctor John Meacham goes on a shooting spree, the blame falls on Dr. Lou Welcome, who worked with Meacham years before as a counselor. And he discovers that Meacham is connected to a conspiracy that may lead to the White House.