From the New York Times best-selling author of A Heartbeat Away and The Last Surgeon comes a shocking new novel 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, 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 Welcome worked with Meacham years before as a counselor after John's medical license had been revoked for drug addiction.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. 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.
©2012 Michael Palmer (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
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.
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
I usually love Michael Palmer books but this was just . . . bizarre . . . and made no sense.
No problem with the narration but the story didn't make any sense.
Love sci-fi books, romace books. I love to get lost into a good book.
the story was not good at all. why was it printed or in audio beats me!!!!
nope, would not do that again.
would love a refund, or a better book.
I am in English teacher who seeks to bring knowledge of literature and of the one true God to all of my students. I also love listening to books on my commute to and from school.
I would not buy another Michael Palmer book. The plot was too predictable, and the characters vastly underdeveloped. Disappointing.
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