Dr. Julie Devereux is an outspoken advocate for the right to die - until a motorcycle accident leaves her fiancé, Sam Talbot, a quadriplegic....
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....
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....
The New York Times best-selling author and master of suspense delivers another novel at the crossroads of politics and medicine in this shocker of a thriller....
Kate Bennett - a bright hospital pathologist with a loving husband and a solid future. Until one day her world turns dark....
When his wife mysteriously dies the night before she is scheduled for surgery, Dr. Harry Corbett realizes a killer is moving through the wards of Good Samaritan Hospital....
An anesthesia error during a routine procedure results in the death of an otherwise healthy man. Noah suspects Dr. William Mason, an egotistical world-class surgeon....
The New York Times best-selling author and master of medical suspense delivers another shocker of a thriller filled with insider details and a terrifying psychopath....
Gabe Singleton and Andrew Stoddard were roommates at the Naval Academy in Annapolis years ago....
Here, Michael Palmer has created a cat-and-mouse game where one woman must confront a conspiracy of doctors to uncover an evil practice....
Dr. Rhea Lynch left a suffocating life in Charleston to practice medicine in the ER of a small South Carolina Hospital....
ER physician turned author Michael Palmer sets a new standard for medical suspense. Packed with factual authenticity only a doctor could prescribe, this book is Palmer's most electrifying thriller yet....
From Boston, a disgraced medical student travels to South America to deliver a research paper that could save her career....
A radiology resident in Los Angeles is about to enter a profession on the brink of an enormous paradigm shift, foreshadowing a vastly different role for doctors everywhere....
Behind the prim gates of the Greenwich, Connecticut, McMansions, Wall Street whizzes turn their attentions from mortgages to another possible profit source: the life-insurance industry....
Inside Boston Doctors Hospital, patients are dying. In the glare of the operating room, they survive the surgeon's knife....
"[Palmer's] most riveting book yet, leaving hardly enough time to take a breath." (Denver Post)
Palmer has long been my favorite author in the medical thriller genre. "Fatal" was one of the few books I had not yet read. I was happy to find the unabridged version on Audible (I hate abridged audiobooks).
"Fatal" did not disappoint. The interplay between the characters, the medical and political corruption, and the seemingly insurmountable challenge faced by the hero... this is classic Palmer. I've read most of his other books (paperbacks), and this is my first audiobook by Palmer I've listened to. The narrator did a very good job, I have no complaints. He carried the story along very nicely.
It's a great story, about a corrupt coal mine and a killer vaccine. Sort of two sub-plots that play along side by side. The author keeps both stories moving nicely till they intersect at the end.
I loved this audiobook, but I'm disappointed that his other audiobooks available are all abridged versions.
The "Extreme Measures" audiobook is only 3 hours? Give me a break!
Please audible, release more unabridged Palmer books!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed this book by Michael Palmer,and give it a 10+ rating. It kept my interest with plenty of twists and turns in the plot. Anyone whom enjoys Medical related mysteries will enjoy this novel.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
This was a great book! I always listen to these books on the way back and forth to work. There were a number of times I sat in the van listening for just a couple more minutes before I could stand to turn it off. If this was a "regular" book, I'd say it was a real "page-turner"!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Book: I bought this because of the good reviews. BIG mistake. I have no idea what the others saw in this novel, but I think reading it caused me to lose brain cells. I wish I could UN-read this book.
Our hero, Dr. Matt Rutledge (Harvard), is as about bright as a box of coal. He spends much time not paying a lick of attention to his newfound girlfriend Dr I forget her name, (Yale) who IS very bright, but, I suppose, because she is a mere female, does not warrant his serious attention (other than THAT attention).
He thus does one dumb thing after the other until the reader wants to just grab him and slap him silly.
The author attempts to weave multiple sub-plots which all come together toward the end... in a cave... where we find all these stray ends (characters) miraculously alive and waiting for the book to end. Umm... Not. They did not work as sub-plots and the way the author weaves them together at the end requires the reader to just set aside ALL logic and just "believe" that this could happen. If you just have to read this, at least turn off one hemisphere of your brain to make it more enjoyable. Contrived and believable only if you have never read a real medical thriller. Grade 1 STAR - only because ZERO was not available.
READER: Average at best... couple of good characterizations... Makes no difference anyway as this book could not be made good regardless of reader. GRADE C
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
Doctors, coroners, miners, moonshiners, bikers, a statistician, pharmaceutical companies, a grandmother involved in vaccination issues, and the president's wife -- these lives are bound to come together at some point, don't you think? And what in the world can toxic chemicals from a mining operation have to do with vaccinations and yet another virus with African origins? Michael Palmer does his usual masterful job of weaving all these threads into a fasicinating action thriller. So it's totally unrealistic: it's a great read/listen.
And, for the record, the arguments for and against mandatory immunizations are thought-provoking and reasonably balanced.
As for the recording, Palmer does a very nice job on the reading.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
This was my first Michael Palmer book and I really enjoyed it a lot. I Liked the different stories that all come together in the end. The plot was great and the narrator did a fabulous job. I really enjoyed his narration. I've listened to books were the book was great but the narrator ruins it all. It was not the case with this one. A great book plus great narration.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Where does Fatal rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It was good but almost quit at beginning because of reader's voice
What was one of the most memorable moments of Fatal?
As I tried to figure out who the "main evil boss" was I thought I was right and was sort of surprised and saddened that I was!
Did Michael Palmer do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
I really was grateful that his descriptions helped me to totally keep the characters straight.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance was too monotone, but story is great! Real exciting, interesting, fast moving, and intense!
I am so sorry Michael Palmer has passed one. He is one of my favorite authors. He knows how to tell a story and always surprises you at the end. Lots of twist & turns in this one how any of them manage to live through the situations they were put in. Now maybe I can get some sleep, this
Is a can’t put down book.
This one was great! I listened to it 3 times and enjoyed it more each time!