Saturday, December 29, 2012

Political Suicide by Michael Palmer

Awesome! That is my gut reaction to the recently finished Political Suicide.

I was so excited to finally have the newest release from Michael Palmer, Political Suicide, and in a time-frame where I knew that I had extra time to devote to reading. This holiday break has been the perfect mix of spending time with the kids - playing in the snow, playing games, building Legos, swimming, bowling and more; reading books; and watching several movies - some days two or more movies.

Anyway, back to the book.

I have been a fan of Michael Palmer for over 16 years. I picked up my first Michael Palmer book on a trip at the end of college. There was a trip planned each spring and was open to all students. After my senior year, a number of friends decided to take the road trip to Florida. I was doing a lot of reading and needed a new book to enjoy on the beach. There were two books I was considering, but I chose the Michael Palmer book Natural Causes. And, I was hooked!

There is something so captivating about the writing of Michael Palmer. After reading Natural Causes, I worked my way through all of his other novels and have reached a point that I have to wait on each new book to be published.

His books are so authentic. With him being a practicing doctor, he writes with authority and just the right level of detail around the medical portions. When I am reading one of his books, I find myself not wanting to put the book down.

Political Suicide, his just released 18th novel of medical suspense, did not disappoint. It was captivating from the start. Political Suicide brought back a couple of the characters from Oath of Office - so from the beginning, I already knew some of the characters - but if you haven't read Oath of Office, you would have no trouble jumping right in. Dr. Lou Welcome, receives a call from Dr. McHugh, his friend and a fellow doctor that he has been supervising through his work in the Physician Wellness Office. Dr. McHugh implores Welcome to help him get to the bottom of the mystery - who actually killed Congressman Colston? - shortly before McHugh is arrested for the murder.

As Dr. Welcome starts to dig into things, he discovers that there are several layers to the cover-up and puts himself into position as the next target. Will he find the evidence needed to help clear his friends' name? Will he become the next victim in the cover-up?

I would love to tell you more, but then there would be no point in reading the book. I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves a good suspense. There is even a developing love story that is woven into the thriller - a nice soft touch to the otherwise suspenseful thriller. Of course, the blossoming love also serves to heighten the suspense for the reader, when one or the other finds themselves in a precarious position.

You can pick up the newest release at your local book retailer or online.

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No compensation was received for this post. An advanced reader copy of the book was provided for my review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own or that of my family.

35 comments:

Carrie Phelps said...

I tend to like so many that I can't just pick one. I love Lois Lowry, Stephen King, James Patterson, Jeffery Deaver ...

michelle gilliland mcafee said...

I like James Patterson probably the best. But any good book, there are so many talented writers out there!

katy said...

I like Mary Higgins Clark and Danielle Steele.
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Anita Yancey said...

My favorite author is Janet Evanovich. But I love lots of authors work. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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Maria K said...

I have many - today is is Christine Feehan since I am reading one of her books. Tomorrow it may be someone different.

Heather said...

Right now, I've been reading Orson Scott Card and really like his books.
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Jessica Bracho said...

I am into Wila Cather currently
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Shelley said...

Hard to pick one. I have always loved Sidney Sheldon but recently have been enjoying Robert W. Walker.

Shantelle Stately said...

Janet Evanovich

blew415 said...

JK Rowling

8ntiaqt said...

My favorite is Nicholas Sparks!!

corey1971 said...

John Grisham (Corey Olomon)

coni guerin said...

Ira Levin
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TheVegan said...

One of my favorites at the moment is Kelley Armstrong.

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bettycd said...

George RR Martin and Terry Pratchett

Jenny said...

James Patterson is one of my favorites.

Kristie said...

I love Karen Kingsbury. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Kristie said...

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Christina said...

Orson Scott Card, he wrote Ender's Game!

Nichole Bentley said...

Beverly Lewis :)

Selinda said...

Terry Goodkind!

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Heather Pfingsten said...

James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, and JK Rowling

Heather Pfingsten said...

I subscribed to emails :)

Andrea Harris said...

One of my favorites is Rick Riordan.

vwestermeyer said...

I have so many favorites! I like Michael Palmer, James Patterson, some of Stephen King ...

Dawn Schultz said...

I've really been enjoying Gillian Flynn lately. Gone Girl got me hooked!

Emi Pearce said...

My favorite popular writer is John Grisham but I have read Michael Palmer before and like him too.

Debbie Lewis said...

I like J.D. Robb books

linda w. said...

James Patterson is my favorite but i just can't keep up with amount of books he writes in a year.

Nancy said...

I like just about every mainstream mystery writer, but to name one ... Sue Grafton!

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Laurie said...

Elizabeth Berg

Josie Hink said...

John Grisham, Shayla Black, Eloisa James I have so many favorites I could keep going :)

liberty boblett said...

I have two favorites...Amy Tan and Charlaine Harris.

Robyn-coolestmommy R said...

I have so many favorite authors, but my best friend wouldn't forgive me if I didn't say her. :-) Cheryl St. John

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