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Palmer, Michael 1942-2013

Works: 114 works in 1,143 publications in 20 languages and 70,444 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Medical fiction  Political fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Specifications  Drama 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3566.A539, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Michael Palmer
Most widely held works by Michael Palmer
The first patient by Michael Palmer( Book )

37 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 3,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reunited with his former Annapolis roommate, Andrew Stoddard--now president of the United States--when he is asked to become his personal physician, Gabe Singleton discovers that Andrew is going insane and that the condition may not be the result of natural causes
The second opinion by Michael Palmer( Book )

36 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Thea Sperelakis, diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, has a brilliant mind; when her father is injured by a hit-and-run driver and is in a deep coma, Thea uncovers facts that make it seem more and more like no accident
The fifth vial by Michael Palmer( Book )

45 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 3,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A suspended Harvard Medical School student is kidnapped and left for dead in Rio de Janeiro, while a terminally ill medical genius works on a potentially world-changing cure, and a Chicago detective struggles to identify a mysterious accident victim
The patient by Michael Palmer( Book )

57 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 3,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackmailed by a master assassin to agree to perform life-saving surgery on the killer, famous neurosurgeon Jesse Copeland struggles with the choice between saving a terrorist's life or the lives of those he threatens
A heartbeat away by Michael Palmer( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 3,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of the State of the Union address, President James Allaire expects to give the speech of his career. But no one anticipates the terrifying turn of events that forces him to quarantine everyone in the Capitol building
The last surgeon by Michael Palmer( Book )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Nick Garrity and psych nurse Gillian Coates determine that one-by-one, each of those in the operating room for a fatally botched case is dying. Their discoveries pit them against genius Franz Koller--the highly-paid master of the "non-kill." As doctor and nurse move closer to finding the terrifying secret behind these killings, Koller has been given a new directive: his mission will not be complete until Gillian and Garrity, the last surgeon, are dead
Miracle cure by Michael Palmer( Book )

46 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Brian Holbrook is offered a research job at the prestigious Boston Heart Institute, he hopes it will restore a surgical career damaged by his addiction to prescription painkillers. Vasclear at first appears to be a wonder drug that can reverse arteriosclerosis, but when patients begin dying and co-workers are afraid to ask tough questions, Brian knows he must risk everything to find the truth
Critical judgment by Michael Palmer( Book )

48 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 2,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doctor takes on a chemical plant which is polluting a small town. Dr. Abby Dolan decides to act after she is nearly killed by a patient rendered mad by toxins. A dangerous crusade as the plant belongs to a powerful corporation. By the author of Silent Treatment
Silent treatment by Michael Palmer( Book )

68 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A medical thriller on a health insurance scam to murder patients who cost too much money. It features Dr. Harry Corbett, a Vietnam War vet, whose wife has died mysteriously. When he discovers that, unknown to him, she was investigating such a racket, he starts a probe of his own and immediately his life is in danger. By the author of Natural Causes
Oath of office by Michael Palmer( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 2,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What if a well respected doctor inexplicably goes on a murderous rampage? When Dr. John Merriman goes on a shooting spree at the office, 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 Merriman 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. And 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"--
Resistant by Michael Palmer( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attending a national conference in Atlanta with Welcome, Duncan 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 him alive from the inside out. The germ is resistant to any known antibiotic-- and the government scientist tasked with finding a cure has been kidnapped. A shadowy group known as One Hundred Neighbors has infiltrated our society, using our health institutions as hostages ... and will stop at nothing to further their agenda
Political suicide by Michael Palmer( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 2,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supervising an unrepentant alcoholic doctor who has been implicated in the death of a powerful Congressman, Dr. Lou Welcome uncovers a wealth of incriminating facts, including the doctor's alleged affair with the victim's wife, before stumbling on a high-level conspiracy that places Lou's life at risk
The society by Michael Palmer( Book )

15 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working diligently at a trauma center, surgeon Will Grant, a member of a group that works against insurance companies to prevent unjust cost-cutting practices, is accused by detective Patty Moriarity of killing managed-care executives
Extreme measures by Michael Palmer( Book )

73 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As patients in his hospital are being wrongly declared dead by skilled doctors, Dr. Eric Najarian decides to investigate, certain that a mysterious group calling itself "Caduceus" is responsible
Trauma by Michael Palmer( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. When given the chance of performing her first unsupervised brain surgery, Carrie jumps at the opportunity. What should have been a routine, hours long operation, turns horribly wrong and jeopardizes her patient's life. Emotionally and physically drained, Carrie is rushed back to the OR to assist in a second surgery. There, she makes a careless and tragic mental error resulting in irreparable brain damage to her second patient. With her confidence shattered, Carrie quits her residency and moves back home where her younger brother, Adam, a combat vet suffering from debilitating PTSD, also lives. When Carrie learns about an experimental program at the VA Medical Center exploring the use of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) that could forever cure the emotional and memory trauma of PTSD, it seems like a way back into medicine. Carrie is apprehensive, but a chance meeting with David Hoffman, a reporter for the Lowell Observer writing a story on PTSD, helps her overcome any hesitation. Her first surgery appears to be a success until her patient mysteriously vanishes. When a second patient also goes missing, Carrie employees the investigative skills of David, and together they descend into a labyrinth of murder and corruption. And the price Carrie might pay for asking the wrong questions could be her life."--
A heartbeat away by Michael Palmer( Recording )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preparing to give a State of the Union address when a terrorist group releases a deadly virus into the Capitol building, President James Allaire is forced to enlist the services of a virologist who has been wrongly imprisoned for suspected terrorist intentions
The patient by Michael Palmer( Recording )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Jessie Copeland is a respected neurosurgeon who spends her days waging life-and-death battles in the OR and her spare time holed up in a lab, spearheading the development of a robot that could revolutionize brain surgery. It could be months before the robot is ready for use on human beings--or so Jessie thinks, until her ambitious department head jumps the gun and uses the robot in a high-profile case that nets worldwide attention
Mercy by Michael Palmer( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Julie Devereux is an outspoken advocate for the right to die - until a motorcycle accident leaves her fiancé, Sam Talbot, a quadriplegic. He begs to die, but Julie sees hope in a life together. With the help of an organization that opposes physician-assisted suicide, Julie has Sam coming around to her point of view when he suddenly dies from an unexpected heart attack. An autopsy reveals that Sam died of an unusual heart defect, one seen only in those under extreme stress - in fact, it appears thatSam had been literally scared to death. As Julie investigates similar cases, threats begin to confront her. The more cases Julie discovers, the more the threats escalate until she finds herself accused of a mercy killing of her own. To clear her name andsave her career, she must track down who is behind these mysterious deaths... but someone has decided that killing Julie is the only way to stop her"--
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The first patient
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Майкл Палмер

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פאלמר, מייקל, 1942-2013

مایکل پالمر زبان‌شناس و مترجم آمریکایی

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팔머, 마이클

パーマー, マイクル

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