Books by Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer, M.D., is the author of 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 langu


RESISTANT by Michael Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"Palmer (Political Suicide, 2012, etc.) doesn't spend much time developing female characters. But in the doctor hero's latest adventure, he's tender as well as tough, and you have to cheer him on in his fight to save the friend who helped save him."
A physician races the clock and a ferocious disease to save a friend's life. Read full book review >
POLITICAL SUICIDE by Michael Palmer
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A competent entertainment; nothing to think about overmuch, but with plenty of chills and spills."
Political, legal, military and medical mayhem all rolled up into a bite-size package—well, for those who take big bites, anyway. Read full book review >
OATH OF OFFICE by Michael Palmer
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"This thriller raises compelling issues and features a likable hero, but the plot is dragged out and undercooked and the White House scenes ring false."
Is there something in the water making people around the nation's capital commit crazy, unhinged acts? Read full book review >
THE LAST SURGEON by Michael Palmer
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"As predictable as an IV drip."
Another medical thriller from prolific Palmer (The First Patient, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >
THE FIRST PATIENT by Michael Palmer
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 19, 2008

"A derivative, low-tension ride."
A predictable and anticlimactic medical thriller featuring physician Gabe Singleton, a recovering alcoholic and ex-con who's summoned to Washington D.C. Read full book review >
THE FIFTH VIAL by Michael Palmer
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 20, 2007

"Nothing creepier than a bad doctor."
M.D.s hurry the organ transplant along a little faster than would naturally be the case. Read full book review >
THE SOCIETY by Michael Palmer
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"Above par, even though its principals are too righteously perfect for believability."
From yeoman of the genre Palmer (The Patient, 2000, etc.): a bracingly earnest albeit credulity-stretching medical thriller about the serial killing of HMO honchos. Read full book review >
THE PATIENT by Michael Palmer
THRILLERS
Released: April 4, 2000

"This is not brain surgery."
Another deathless medical woman-in-periler from Palmer (Critical Judgement, 1996, etc.), this time pitting a young, plucky brain surgeon against an international terrorist who needs a life-saving operation only she can perform. Read full book review >
CRITICAL JUDGMENT by Michael Palmer
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 1, 1996

"Warmed-over Robin Cook-esque hospital paranoia, though saved by an earnest appreciation of emergency room heroics."
 Realistically portrayed medical procedures and more than you'd care to know about toxic poisoning—both pump up a relentlessly predictable emergency-room melodrama. Read full book review >
SILENT TREATMENT by Michael Palmer
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 15, 1995

"Not brilliant, but never boring."
 Palmer (Natural Causes, 1994, etc.) scores with an ambitious thriller that pits a schlubby Manhattan physician against his vicious counterpart in a Marathon Manstyle plot loaded with innovative twists. Dr. Harry Corbett is one of a dying breed in the medical community: a general practitioner (and decorated Vietnam vet) fighting for his professional life in a world of flashy specialists. Read full book review >
NATURAL CAUSES by Michael Palmer
THRILLERS
Released: March 14, 1994

"Mildly entertaining, but without much verve or suspense."
 A by-the-charts medical thriller Ö la Robin Cook by Palmer (Extreme Measures, 1991, etc.), who is also a physician. Read full book review >