Saturday, January 30, 2010

Book Review of The Last Surgeon by Michael Palmer

The Last Surgeon
The blurb:
"It's not if I'm going to kill you, it's how."
Everyone told Gillian Coates that her sister's suicide was just that: a suicide. Everyone told Dr. Nick Garrity that his best friend, Lieutenant Umberto Vasquez, had simply disappeared, battling the demons of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Gillian doesn't believe it. Nick doesn't believe it. And soon, they discover a chilling connection between these two seemingly random events...a common denominator that will lead a killer to the next victim...and the last surgeon.

A shocking thriller from New York Times bestselling author and master of medical suspense Michael Palmer - filled with insider details that follows a psychopath's terrifying trail.

This is my first time to read a medical thriller by Michael Palmer. In The Last Surgeon, Michael Palmer has created a dark villain who has made the artful masking of murder his life's work. The book is fast paced and the lead protagonists, Gillian Coates and Dr. Nick Garrity, work well

I had hoped for a different ending - and would love to hear what others think of this book.

ISBN-10: 031258749X - Hardcover $26.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (February 16, 2010), 384 pages.
Review copy provided by the author.

About the Author, courtesy of his website:
Michael Palmer, M.D., is the author of the forthcoming The First Patient (2008), The Fifth Vial, The Society, Fatal, The Patient, Miracle Cure, Critical Judgment, Silent Treatment, Natural Causes, Extreme Measures, Flashback, Side Effects, and The Sisterhood. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages. He trained in internal medicine at Boston City and Massachusetts General Hospitals, spent twenty years as a full-time practitioner of internal and emergency medicine, and is now an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s physician health program.

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Thank you so much to Bostick Communications and Michael Palmer for this review opportunity!

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