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Palmer, Michael 1942-2013

Works: 204 works in 1,597 publications in 19 languages and 66,348 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Medical fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Political fiction  Science fiction  Medical films (Motion pictures)  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS3566.A539, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Michael Palmer
Most widely held works by Michael Palmer
The first patient by Michael Palmer( Book )

47 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reunited with his former Annapolis roommate Andrew Stoddard-- now president of the United States-- Gabe Singleton is asked to become the president's personal physician. But Gabe soon discovers that Andrew is going insane and that the condition may not be the result of natural causes
The second opinion by Michael Palmer( Book )

51 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Thea Sperelakis, diagnosed as a teen with Asperger's syndrome, has always been an outsider. She has a brilliant medical mind, and a remarkable recall of details, but her difficulty in dealing with hidden agendas and interpersonal conflicts have led her to leave the complex, money-driven dynamics of the hospital, and to embrace working with the poor, embattled patients of Doctors Without Borders. Her father, Petros, is one of the most celebrated internal medicine specialists in the world, and the founder of the cutting-edge Sperelakis Center for Diagnostic Medicine at Boston's sprawling, powerful Beaumont Clinic. Thea's rewarding life in Africa is turned upside-down when Petros is severely injured by a hit-and-run driver. He is in the Beaumont ICU, in a deep coma. No one thinks he will survive. Thea must return home. Two of Petros' other children, both physicians, battle Thea and her eccentric brother, Dimitri, by demanding that treatment for their father be withheld. As Thea uncovers the facts surrounding the disaster, it seems more and more to be no accident. Petros, himself, is the only witness. Who would want him dead? The answers are trapped in his brain . . . until he looks at Thea and begins slowly to blink a terrifying message. In The Second Opinion , Michael Palmer has created a cat-and-mouse game where one woman must confront a conspiracy of doctors to uncover an evil practice that touches every single person who ever has a medical test. With sympathetic characters and twists and betrayals that come from the most unlikely places, The Second Opinion will make you question...everything
Fatal by Michael Palmer( Book )

44 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 3,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to his Virginia home to investigate the tragic deaths of his wife and father, a young maverick doctor encounters a series of suspicious accidents that reveal a bizarre syndrome that could place countless lives at risk
The fifth vial by Michael Palmer( Book )

53 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 3,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A suspended Harvard Medical School student is kidnapped and left for dead in Rio de Janeiro, while a terminally ill medical genius works on a potentially world-changing cure, and a Chicago detective struggles to identify a mysterious accident victim
The patient by Michael Palmer( Book )

72 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackmailed by a master assassin to agree to perform life-saving surgery on the killer, famous neurosurgeon Jesse Copeland struggles with the choice between saving a terrorist's life or the lives of those he threatens
The society by Michael Palmer( Book )

43 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Polish and held by 2,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working diligently at a trauma center, surgeon Will Grant, a member of a group that works against insurance companies to prevent unjust cost-cutting practices, is accused by detective Patty Moriarity of killing managed-care executives
A heartbeat away by Michael Palmer( Book )

30 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of the State of the Union address, President James Allaire expects to give the speech of his career. But no one anticipates the terrifying turn of events that forces him to quarantine everyone in the Capitol building
The last surgeon by Michael Palmer( Book )

30 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Nick Garrity and psych nurse Gillian Coates determine that one-by-one, each of those in the operating room for a fatally botched case is dying. Their discoveries pit them against genius Franz Koller--the highly-paid master of the "non-kill." As doctor and nurse move closer to finding the terrifying secret behind these killings, Koller has been given a new directive: his mission will not be complete until Gillian and Garrity, the last surgeon, are dead
Miracle cure by Michael Palmer( Book )

44 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A medical mystery featuring Dr. Brian Holbrook of Boston who is testing a heart medication. He discovers the drug has serious side-effects, which puts his life in danger from people who have invested a great deal of money in the drug's development. By the author of Extreme Measures
Oath of office by Michael Palmer( Book )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and Polish and held by 2,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What if a well respected doctor inexplicably goes on a murderous rampage? When Dr. John Merriman goes on a shooting spree at 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 Merriman 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"--
Critical judgment by Michael Palmer( Book )

32 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doctor takes on a chemical plant which is polluting a small town. Dr. Abby Dolan decides to act after she is nearly killed by a patient rendered mad by toxins. A dangerous crusade as the plant belongs to a powerful corporation. By the author of Silent Treatment
Resistant by Michael Palmer( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attending a national conference in Atlanta with Welcome, Duncan injures his leg while running. Surgeons manage to save the leg, but the open wound is the perfect breeding ground for a deadly microbial invader committed to eating him alive from the inside out. The germ is resistant to any known antibiotic-- and the government scientist tasked with finding a cure has been kidnapped. A shadowy group known as One Hundred Neighbors has infiltrated our society, using our health institutions as hostages ... and will stop at nothing to further their agenda
Silent treatment by Michael Palmer( Book )

38 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A medical thriller on a health insurance scam to murder patients who cost too much money. It features Dr. Harry Corbett, a Vietnam War vet, whose wife has died mysteriously. When he discovers that, unknown to him, she was investigating such a racket, he starts a probe of his own and immediately his life is in danger. By the author of Natural Causes
Political suicide by Michael Palmer( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supervising an unrepentant alcoholic doctor who has been implicated in the death of a powerful Congressman, Dr. Lou Welcome uncovers a wealth of incriminating facts, including the doctor's alleged affair with the victim's wife, before stumbling on a high-level conspiracy that places Lou's life at risk
Trauma by Michael Palmer( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Carrie Bryant's four years as a neurosurgical resident at White Memorial Hospital have earned her the respect and admiration from peers and staff alike. When given the chance of performing her first unsupervised brain surgery, Carrie jumps at the opportunity. What should have been a routine, hours long operation, turns horribly wrong and jeopardizes her patient's life. Emotionally and physically drained, Carrie is rushed back to the OR to assist in a second surgery. There, she makes a careless and tragic mental error resulting in irreparable brain damage to her second patient. With her confidence shattered, Carrie quits her residency and moves back home where her younger brother, Adam, a combat vet suffering from debilitating PTSD, also lives. When Carrie learns about an experimental program at the VA Medical Center exploring the use of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) that could forever cure the emotional and memory trauma of PTSD, it seems like a way back into medicine. Carrie is apprehensive, but a chance meeting with David Hoffman, a reporter for the Lowell Observer writing a story on PTSD, helps her overcome any hesitation. Her first surgery appears to be a success until her patient mysteriously vanishes. When a second patient also goes missing, Carrie employees the investigative skills of David, and together they descend into a labyrinth of murder and corruption. And the price Carrie might pay for asking the wrong questions could be her life."--
Mercy by Daniel Palmer( Book )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Julie Devereux is an outspoken advocate for the right to die - until a motorcycle accident leaves her fiancé, Sam Talbot, a quadriplegic. He begs to die, but Julie sees hope in a life together. With the help of an organization that opposes physician-assisted suicide, Julie has Sam coming around to her point of view when he suddenly dies from an unexpected heart attack. An autopsy reveals that Sam died of an unusual heart defect, one seen only in those under extreme stress - in fact, it appears that Sam had been literally scared to death. As Julie investigates similar cases, threats begin to confront her. The more cases Julie discovers, the more the threats escalate until she finds herself accused of a mercy killing of her own. To clear her name and save her career, she must track down who is behind these mysterious deaths ... but someone has decided that killing Julie is the only way to stop her"--
The first family by Michael Palmer( Book )

21 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and Polish and held by 2,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doctor informs the President and First Lady that to make a diagnosis on their son Cam, they need to find other people with the same symptoms to conduct additional testing, but when two young people Dr. Lee has found, each with exceptional gifts, are murdered, Cam's condition suddenly takes on a terrifyingly new dimension. As Dr. Lee searches for answers, he will uncover unimaginable secrets and dark betrayals that breach the highest levels of security
Extreme measures by Michael Palmer( Book )

57 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As patients in his hospital are being wrongly declared dead by skilled doctors, Dr. Eric Najarian decides to investigate, certain that a mysterious group calling itself "Caduceus" is responsible
Natural causes by Michael Palmer( Book )

33 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Sarah Baldwin, an intern in a hospital in Boston, likes to treat her patients with vitamin supplements. When one patient dies and others fall sick, the question arises is it the vitamins or is someone trying to frame her?
A heartbeat away by Michael Palmer( Recording )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preparing to give a State of the Union address when a terrorist group releases a deadly virus into the Capitol building, President James Allaire is forced to enlist the services of a virologist who has been wrongly imprisoned for suspected terrorist intentions
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Palmer, Michael, 1942-

Palmer, Michael S.

Palmer, Michael S., 1942-2013

Palmer Michael Stephen

Palmer, Michael Stephen, 1942-

Palmer, Michael Stephen 1942-2013

Palmers, Maikls 1943-

Майкл Палмер

Майкъл Палмър

Палмер М. С. 1942-2013

פאלמר, מייקל 1942-2013

פלמר, מייקל 1942-2013

مايكل بالمر روائي أمريكي

مایکل پالمر نویسنده آمریکایی

파머, 마이클 1942-2013

팔머, 마이클 1942-2013

パーマー, マイクル

パーマー, マイケル