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Oath of Office

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

Entertaining book with a disturbing premise

I've been a big fan of Michael Palmer's since discovering his writing some years ago, and this one didn't disappoint. In the interest of full disclosure, this review is based on a complimentary advance copy of Oath of Office, furnished without any expectation of how wel...
I've been a big fan of Michael Palmer's since discovering his writing some years ago, and this one didn't disappoint. In the interest of full disclosure, this review is based on a complimentary advance copy of Oath of Office, furnished without any expectation of how well or poorly I'd treat the book in my review.

Michael Palmer's last three books have not only featured medicine but have a political bent, and this one goes them one better. It not only has a doctor as a protagonist (two, if you count the President's wife, a no-longer-practicing pediatrician) and is set in Washington DC with a President who has a rather unusual mindset, but it also discusses a social issue that most of us don't even think about: genetic modification of the food we eat. Frankly, I had never considered the implications of this, but after reading Oath of Office, I certainly will.

Michael juggles all these subjects superbly, and keeps the reader turning pages--at least, that's what I did. The action is rapid, the scenario chillingly believable, and the end was unexpected but satisfying. The book occasionally makes use of a few words you didn't hear in Sunday school, but the plotting is excellent and the message of the book makes worthwhile reading.

posted by Richard_Mabry on February 14, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

It's a pretty corny story, and chock full of gibberish-sized eve

It's a pretty corny story, and chock full of gibberish-sized events that defy reason and probability. But once again author Michael Palmer has tied a doctor to the White House and made a story out of it. I give it three stars, which translates as good, but it is not gre...
It's a pretty corny story, and chock full of gibberish-sized events that defy reason and probability. But once again author Michael Palmer has tied a doctor to the White House and made a story out of it. I give it three stars, which translates as good, but it is not great.There are so many taut thrillers out there that don't have the holes this one does; I reserve five stars for those.

posted by KenCady on March 9, 2012

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    Posted February 28, 2015

    Jon

    Thank you. Puts on his clothes and walks out

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    Boston Bob reviews

    Awful, terrible and a total waste. Like reading the "Hardy Boys". A
    Save your hard earned money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    Wasted potential

    Good characters and good plot idea but,come on. Mutated corn from carnivous termites? Really? The First Lady running around DC aided by her secret service guard and chief of staff and a budding love affair with the too good doctor.? Way too hokey.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2012

    This is a wonderful book

    Micheal Palmer is as always a wonderful writer..He really makes you stop and think...What's next? Gotta read it!!!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 25, 2014

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