Oath of Office by Michael Palmer

83%

8 Critic Reviews

...Oath of Office is another great thriller that is more politics than medical and Palmer proves he is still on top of his game after 16 previous great books.
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Synopsis

Michael Palmer, the New York Times bestselling author of A Heartbeat Away and The Last Surgeon brings us a shocking new thriller at the crossroads of politics and medicine.

What if a well respected doctor inexplicably goes on a murderous rampage?

When Dr. John Meacham goes on a shooting spree the office, his business partner, staff, and two patients are killed in the bloodbath. Then Meacham turns the gun on himself.

The blame falls on Dr. Lou Welcome. Welcome worked with Meacham years before as a counselor after John's medical license had been revoked for drug addiction. Lou knew that John was an excellent doctor and deserved to be practicing medicine and fought hard for his license to be restored. After hearing the news of the violent outburst, Lou is in shock like everyone else, but mostly he's incredulous. And when he begins to look into it further, the terrifying evidence he finds takes him down a path to an unspeakable conspiracy that seems to lead directly to the White House and those in the highest positions of power.

 

About Michael Palmer

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Michael Palmer, M.D., is the author of eleven novels of medical suspense, all international bestsellers. In addition to his writing, Palmer is 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, including alcoholism. In what spare time he has, Palmer is a weight lifter and avid tournament bridge player. He lives in eastern Massachusetts, where he is best known for his two eccentric cats and three terrific sons. Visit and write him at www.michaelpalmerbooks.com.
 
Published February 14, 2012 by St. Martin's Press. 385 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Oath of Office
All: 8 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Below average
on Jan 15 2012

...the plot is dragged out and undercooked and the White House scenes ring false.

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Blog Critics

Excellent
on May 01 2012

...Oath of Office is another great thriller that is more politics than medical and Palmer proves he is still on top of his game after 16 previous great books.

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Examiner

Good
on Feb 19 2012

...Palmer does a fine job of making everything relatively understandable -- and suspenseful.

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RT Book Reviews

Excellent

This is Palmer at his most terrifying, most plausible and, worst of all, most realistic.

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City Book Review

Excellent
on Mar 07 2012

When it comes to a fight, he packs a mean punch and is a credible hero against increasingly ferocious opponents. It’s a classy thriller!

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Large Print Reviews

Good
on Jun 04 2012

Even people who are squeamish about blood or who dislike reading about medical procedures will enjoy Palmer's books...

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Cape Ann Beacon

Good
Reviewed by Rae Francoeur on Mar 14 2012

Palmer is a terrific storyteller. He keeps a lot of subplots up in the air simultaneously and we have to wait till we turn to the last page before everything comes to a satisfying rest.

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The Gleaner

Good
on Feb 26 2012

Palmer knows how to get the reader to turn the pages, and the science behind the conspiracy proves to be both timely and controversial in Oath of Office.

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