This book and author was recommended by a friend. I am anxious to read more of his work as MIchael Palmer was new to me.
"Oath of Office" deals with an important issue that threatens to detrimentally affect our health. I thank Michael Palmer for bringing it to light in this novel. Big-Pharma and Big-Agriculture are genetically modifying our food without our knowledge. Here in California, we recently had an election proposition that would have required food manufacturers to label their genetically-modified products, so that we consumers could, at least, make a choice. Of course, the proposition was defeated, thanks to the vast sum of money that the corporations spent to fight this sensible, if modest, proposal. Most people do not know that -- unless they are organically-grown -- 𝙖𝙡𝙡 of the corn and soy beans now produced in the U.S. have been genetically modified. By corollary, that means that all non-organically grown livestock have been fed those genetically-modified foodstuffs. Many of our other food crops have had foreign genes inserted into their D.N.A., in order to boost production and provide pest resistance. In "Oath of Office," Palmer provides the example of a corn crop that has had the gene from irradiated termites inserted into its D.N.A. Far-fetched? Not really. Unless you are only buying organic, you have probably already been eating tomatoes carrying pig genes. Nobody knows yet exactly what this genetic tampering with our food may do to us in the long run, because the experimental testing is being done on us right now. Only time will tell how this reckless manipulation is going to affect us. In "Oath of Office," Palmer postulates that the altered corn crop begins affecting people's brains, altering their decision-making faculty. The resulting plot provides an exciting thriller, with a message: Don't let greed overwhelm good sense. Robert Petkoff, the narrator of this audiobook, has a good voice and good acting chops. I recommend "Oath of Office" to fans of medical thrillers. As other reviewers have mentioned, this novel may not top Palmer's oeuvre; but it is definitely not a snore, either.
Yes it might be. There were moments when I wanted to stop reading and I couldn't I credit the reader and the plot line. If I had been reading a print version it probably would have been easier to stop reading.
The wildness. I was completely unable to stop listening. The plot is very interesting however the pace is so contagious; the story just goes from thrill to thrill.
No; but I enjoyed him immensely.
A electrifying thrill you'll never finish eating your popcorn!
This had an interesting concept to it. Parts were a little dramatic but overall a nice reading,
I am a semi-retired psychologist who likes to listen to books, especially mysteries, as I drive in the car.
This story was gripping. The characters always remained human, not super-human or super-intelligent. They had to use ordinary means and logic to solve the puzzle. Some of the story reminded me of the Stepford Wives in that a community was slowly being effected to think in certain ways. If you have a tendency to believe conspiracy theories, this book will make you more paranoid. I started this review before the recent reports of “pink slime” in the meat. This book will cause you to become more suspicious. Remember, the book is fiction, not a documentary or an augury of the future – or is it?
Narrator is better than the storyline. Story is okay, but just okay. Parts are disgusting. Medical content is really good, as are the boxing scenes
I normally like Palmer's book and this is no exception. It is however not a page turner. I enjoyed it and the narration was excellent. If you like a good mystery, you will enjoy this. I think it it just above your average mystery but worth a credit.
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Part medical drama, part mystery, part romance, part diatribe on genetically modified foods. This book tries to be too much. The narrator is good but he can't save a bad plot.
I loved the drama, the excitement and the love story.
I have an extreme interest in medicine and politics and Michael Palmer did an extraordinary job of braiding the them together.
The character Lou Welcome.
No, I have not but he did a wonderful job. Will definately listen again.
I would recommend, story was interesting
yes, his tones changed and I was able to tell the difference between the different characters