Dr. Lou Welcome

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,148 ratings

Oath of Office 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 Welcome worked with Meacham years before as a counselor after John's medical license had been revoked for drug addiction.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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  • Book 1

    • Oath of Office

    • By: Michael Palmer
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 597
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 479
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 480

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Corny!!

    • By NYNM on 02-18-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Political Suicide

    • By: Michael Palmer
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 220

    Lou Welcome, from Palmer's bestselling Oath of Office, is back in this heart stopping medical thriller. A desperate phone call embroils Lou in scandal and murder involving Dr. Gary McHugh, known around the Capital as the "society doc." Lou has been supervising McHugh, formerly a black-out drinker, through his work with the Physician Wellness Office. McHugh has been very cavalier about his recovery, barely attending AA and refusing a sponsor. But Lou sees progress, and the two men are becoming friends.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unusual story line...

    • By Kitty on 03-23-13

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Resistant

    • By: Michael Palmer
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 297
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 266

    They fight without conscience or remorse. Their only job is to kill. They are the most ruthless enemy we have ever faced. And they are one millionth our size. When Dr. Lou Welcome fills in last minute for his boss at a national conference in Atlanta he brings along his best friend, Cap Duncan. But an accident turns tragic when Cap 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 Cap alive from the inside out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Almost Gave Up On This Book in the First Hour But

    • By Carol L. Riegel on 05-26-14

    Regular price: $27.99