Jan 15, 2010

Book Review: The Last Surgeon by Michael Palmer

The Last Surgeon The Last Surgeon by Michael Palmer

A good plot, fast paced action through quick dialogue, and an entertaining and suspenseful read  throughout.

A doctor with a heart of gold is pitted against a ruthless psychopath who has been hired as a contract killer by an unknown group. The killer thinks he is being humane by using bloodless and painless methods of dispatching his victims, but uses psychological terror nonetheless. Dr. Nick Garrity, in contrast, uses his talents to give medical care to the homeless and to war veterans. How their paths will cross, what far-reaching plot is behind the contract killings, and who will come out the winner are questions that kept me reading. Definitely an adults-only thriller, which builds suspense through psychological threats. Certainly not for the squeamish.

Publisher's description: "Everyone  told Gillian Coates that her sister's suicide was just that: a suicide.
    Everyone told Dr. Nick Garrity that his best friend, Lt. Umberto Vasquez, had simply disappeared, battling the demons of post-traumatic stress disorder.
    Gillian doesn't believe it. Nick doesn't believe it. And soon, they discover a chilling connection between these two seemingly random events...a common denominator that will lead a killer to the next victim...and the last surgeon.

GIVEAWAY:  Author Michael Palmer has offered a signed copy of his book to a U.S. reader. To sign up for a chance to win, enter a comment on this post by Jan. 31 and leave your email address; no P.O. boxes please. For an extra chance to win, follow me on Google Reader.

GIVEAWAY UPDATE: On Feb. 1, Randomizer chose entry #1 - stacibuckeye as the winner of the giveaway. She will be notified by email and has two days to respond before another winner is chosen. Congrats Stacy!

Published by St. Martin's Press; release date, Feb. 16, 2010. Thanks to author Michael Palmer for providing an  ARC for an objective review.

Challenges: 100+, Thriller and Suspense, Chill Baby, Chill!

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  1. I'd love to read this and I love autographed copes!
    I do follow you on my google reader.
    stacybooks at yahoo

  2. Maxine - I'm so glad that you got your copy of this book. I'm also glad that you found it an enjoyable (if not exactly a"quiet, low-on-the-gore")read.

    I'm not normally one for a lot of gore, but this one sounds compelling, so I'd like a chance at it, please : ). My email address is docjockey(at)yahoo(dot)com.

  3. this looks just wonderful thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

  4. Sounds like very intersting read. I would love to be entered.

    Thanks for the chance.


  5. i've been reading a lot of great reviews about this book. vount me in

  6. I would SO LOVE to win this book. I am already a follower; thanks in advance

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

  7. I've been reading and enjoying his books for years - please count me in
    msboatgal at aol.com

  8. My mother and I are big Palmer fans. This is a great giveaway for his new book but the fact that it's for a signed copy makes it all the more awesome. Count me in please.


  9. Please include me in the giveaway :)

    I am already a follower

    rubs.escalona [at] gmail.com

  10. I would love to read anything by Michael Palmer.

  11. I would like to enter. Thanks!
    kristinemarie7 at gmail.com

  12. This book sounds really good! I would love to win an autographed copy of it! Thank you for the giveaway!

    I follow your blog.

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  13. I would like to be entered for this giveaway. The book sounds great.


  14. This book is on my wish list, please count me in for a super giveaway.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  15. This book looks great! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  16. Please include me!

    +1 I follow by google reader

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  17. Please enter me in this giveaway!

    I follow on Google Reader.

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    Sarah E

  18. Looks very good, please count me in for the giveaway!

    I follow you via google reader!


  19. I have always enjoyed reading Michael Palmer. Thank you for the giveaway. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

  20. Would love to read this.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

    bloggyig at gmail dot com

  21. I love Michael Palmer's work—please enter me to win! Thanks!!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  22. Thanks for having this great giveaway!


  23. I love suspenseful thrillers, and this one sounds so good. Reading it would be a real treat. Please enter me. Thanks!

    I am a follower!


  24. I have been waiting for a new Michael Palmer book. My favorite author of all time! I would love this autographed book. Please enter me in the drawing.


  25. I love his books! Thanks for the chance to win a copy - sounds right up my alley - I'm a nurse!
    mannasweeps (at)))) gmaildotcom


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