Dec 11, 2012

Book Feature: Political Suicide by Michael Palmer

Title: Political Suicide: A Novel by Michael Palmer
Release date: December 11, 2012; St. Martin's Press
Audio: Macmillan Audio
Genre: medical thriller

"Sarah, I see that Dr. McHugh is still in jail."
"The DA's certain he's the man. They don't want this to turn into a circus."
"He's been a good citizen. Any chance we could get him out?"
(ch. 10. From an ARC; final copy may differ)
DESCRIPTION: "Dr. Lou Welcome gets a desperate phone call re a murder involving his friend, Dr. Gary McHugh, known around the Capitol as the "society doc". McHugh has been found unconscious in his wrecked car after visiting his patient, Congressman Elias Colston, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, who is later found shot dead in his garage.

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 he is hard pressed to believe in his friend— until a high-level conspiracy begins to unravel, and Lou finds information that makes him the next target." (publisher)

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What do you think? Do you enjoy medical thrillers?

20 comments:

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds really tempting! Love a good mystery. Thanks for sharing.

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Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Sounds like quite an interesting tale! Medical thrillers can be freakier than a horror novel at times.

traveler said...

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petite said...

This medical thriller interests me greatly. many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Nise' said...

I listened to Oath of Office and look forward to this one.

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Suko said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Harvee. I will add it to my blog's sidebar. :)

Zibilee said...

This sounds like the perfect thriller for the holiday season, and your teaser today really got me interested. I would love the chance to win this one Harvee, and I thank you for giving me the chance!

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fredamans said...

I bet this one is good. I read The Last Surgeon by him and loved it!

skkorman said...

Thanks for the great giveaway—Michael Palmer is one of my favorite writers!

Sheila K.
skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

The Bookworm said...

Sounds thrilling! nice giveaway.

Brian Joseph said...

I find both medicine and politics fascinating. Adding these subjects to a mystery could make for a great book.

Harvee said...

Hello everyone: Don't forget to leave your email addresses for the contest.

Anita Yancey said...

I really like Michael Palmer's books, and this one sounds so good. I would love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Carol M said...

I really enjoy medical thrillers and would love to read this one! Please enter me in the giveaway! Thank you!

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Yvonne said...

Sounds like a great read.

Staci said...

Sounds like a great historical fiction read!! I love this time period.

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Andrew of Dunedin said...

Sounds like an interesting read ... thanks for calling it to my attention.

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Harvee said...

Congrats to Sheila K., winner of the giveaway. I' 'll be sending g you an email!

skkorman said...

Thanks so much, Harvee; I just sent you my mailing info!

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