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Publisher's Summary

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 Welcome worked with Meacham years before as a counselor after John's medical license had been revoked for drug addiction.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

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  • Charles
  • Rockville, CT, United States
  • 04-01-12

Prediction of the future?

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?

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Average, not great

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

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  • Bob
  • North Lauderdale, FL, United States
  • 03-24-12

A good read but not a page turner.

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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Unrealistic

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.

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  • Terry
  • St Bonifacius, MN, United States
  • 03-08-12

Worth a credit

What did you love best about Oath of Office?

The story is like many of Michael Palmer book's, if you like his other work you will like this book.

Have you listened to any of Robert Petkoff’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Petkoff is the right reader for this type of book, good performance

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Excellent Read

The book was excellent. The narrator was outstanding. Great reading voice and perfect speed.
It allowed great visualization the story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good story.

Somewhat predictable , but entertaining nonetheless . Thought provoking with the abundance of GMO's in our food supply today.

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  • Yetunde
  • Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • 08-27-12

A Roller Coaster Ride of Thrills!

Would you consider the audio edition of Oath of Office to be better than the print version?

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.

What did you like best about this story?

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.

Have you listened to any of Robert Petkoff’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No; but I enjoyed him immensely.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A electrifying thrill you'll never finish eating your popcorn!

Any additional comments?

No

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • NL
  • 07-29-12

Interesting

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This had an interesting concept to it. Parts were a little dramatic but overall a nice reading,

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  • Liz
  • United States
  • 03-15-12

Loved Every Second of It!!

What did you love best about Oath of Office?

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.

What did you like best about this story?

The character Lou Welcome.

Have you listened to any of Robert Petkoff’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I have not but he did a wonderful job. Will definately listen again.

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