The Patient

The Patient

by Michael Palmer
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The Patient by Michael Palmer

Neurosurgeon Jessie Copeland works at the very frontier of neurosurgery, developing technology that could revolutionize the treatment of brain tumors. But her work brings her to the attention of an infinitely dangerous man.

Claude Malloche is brilliant, remorseless—a terrorist without regard for human life. He is also ill with a brain tumor considered to be inoperable. Nothing can stop Malloche from getting to the woman he believes can cure him. For those caught in his path, the nightmare has just begun...and no one is more aware of the stakes than Jessie Copeland.

In brain surgery there are no guarantees—but that’s exactly what Malloche demands. With disaster just one cut away, Jessie faces the most harrowing case of her life—and the price of failure may be thousands of lives....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553580389
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/31/2001
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 397,150
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Michael Palmer, M.D., is the author of Miracle Cure, Critical Judgment, Silent Treatment, Natural Causes, Extreme Measures, Flashback, Side Effects, and The Sisterhood. His books have been translated into thirty 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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Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent example of suspense writing mixed with just enough scientific advancement not to give you a brain tumor. This was truely a page turning delight, I now have to find some of his ealier works and make sure i haven't been missing some other great books. Enjoy.
Cadia More than 1 year ago
Micheal Palmer is one of my favorites,because you never know what to expect ... I did like this one but not as much as I have liked some of his other books...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Palmer mixes medical terminology with terrorism and suspense, creating the perfect read during a thunderstorm!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down.I was an O.R. nurse for 30 years.Very realistic.Don't start reading this book late at night because you will not be able to stop reading it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great story with lots of action; realistic medical scenes, characters that grab you....an excellent one by this medical thriller author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a reader of mysteries, I consider myself a 'connoisseur' on stories in that genre. Just finished a read of The Paient. Wow, it kept me from T.V.; counldn't put the book down until the last page was turned. Got to go get Palmer novels I might have missed. It has every ingredient: suspence, evil incarnate, a plot that keeps one riveted to the last page. Mr. Palmer gives the reader some insight into the field of medicine too. Keep them coming Palmer, your novels put new meaning into the word suspence and make for a delightful escape!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another showstopper by Dr. Palmer, The Patient is a master work of conflict and resolution. Just as you think it's okay to relax, the action compels you to fasten your seatbelt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am never disapointed when I finish a book book by the very talented Micheal palmer. His books are all the more terrifying because they could be true......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always finish a book but could not get through this one. That should be enough to say regarding my rating of the one star
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One of my favorite by this author.
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I really enjoyed this book. Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book truly is one of fewbest books I've ever read. The suspense is amazing. The front cover page doesn't do much justice for this incredible book. Truly, a powerfull book. You wont be dissappointed, recommend it to everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting now and then but also boring at times. Much to technical. Unlless you are a docter stay away. Fifth Vial a much better book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast pace, quick read
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