Saturday, March 10, 2012

ARE YOU LISTENING? OATH OF OFFICE AUDIO BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S" 
ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY" 
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE TODAY'S
AUDIO BOOK CHOICE.....
GIVEAWAY ENDED
OATH OF OFFICE 
BY MICHAEL PALMER

ABOUT THE BOOK: 
Michael Palmer, the New York Times bestselling author of A Heartbeat Away and The Last Surgeon brings us a shocking new thriller at the crossroads of politics and medicine. 

What if a well respected doctor inexplicably goes on a murderous rampage?

When Dr. John Meacham goes on a shooting spree the office, his business partner, staff, and two patients are killed in the bloodbath.  Then Meacham turns the gun on himself.

The blame falls on Dr. Lou Welcome.  Welcome worked with Meacham years before as a counselor after John's medical license had been revoked for drug addiction.  Lou knew that John was an excellent doctor and deserved to be practicing medicine and fought hard for his license to be restored.  After hearing the news of the violent outburst, Lou is in shock like everyone else, but mostly he's incredulous.  And when he begins to look into it further, the terrifying evidence he finds takes him down a path to an unspeakable conspiracy that seems to lead directly to the White House and those in the highest positions of power. 
  
PRAISE FOR MICHAEL PALMER:
“When it comes to inventive plots for medical thrillers nobody does it better than Michael Palmer…  This premise is explosive and compelling and grabs the readers from the very first page.”--The Huffington Post on A Heartbeat Away

"Fans of Michael Palmer will love the Boston-based doctor/crime writer's latest thriller...Prepare to burn some serious midnight oil."--The Boston Herald on The Last Surgeon

"The novel is not merely a thriller but also an exploration of its central character's unique gifts and her determination to communicate with hercomatose father despite overwhelming odds. Another winner from a consistently fine writer."--Booklist on The Second Opinion

"The First Patient is an exciting thriller that is full of surprises and captures the intense atmosphere of the White House, how the medical system works, and how the 25th Amendment could be brought into play. I thoroughly enjoyed it."--Bill Clinton on The First Patient

"This latest should please Palmer's fans and all those who enjoy their suspense mixed with medical characters and settings."--Library Journal on The Last Surgeon

"A heart-pounding medical thriller."--The Boston Globe on The Second Opinion

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michael Palmer writes internationally bestselling novels of medical suspense, including A Heartbeat Away, The Last Surgeon, The First Patient, The Second Opinion, The Sisterhood and Critical Judgment.  His books have been translated into thirty-five languages. Palmer earned his bachelor’s degree at Wesleyan University, and he attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University. He trained in internal medicine at Boston City and Massachusetts General Hospitals. He spent twenty years as a full-time practitioner of internal and emergency medicine. In addition to his writing, Palmer is an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society Physician Health Services, devoted to helping physicians troubled by mental illness, physical illness, behavioral issues, and chemical dependency.  He lives in eastern Massachusetts. 

To read more about Michael Palmer's life, visit his website HERE. You can also follow Michael Palmer on Facebook and Twitter. 
  
MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
Michael Palmer can always spin a tale that keeps me interested but in OATH OF OFFICE he had me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire audio book. This is a thriller made more so because of the stark reality of how close to the truth this one appears to be and that should be enough to scare all of us! It begins when Dr. John Meacham appears to become unhinged and goes on a shooting rampage in his office killing patients, fellow workers, and even his partner. From this introduction alone, I was hooked. The storyline charged ahead from there and never let up.

Dr. Lou Welcome understood how many in the medical profession felt when they became addicted to different kinds of substances because he had been on that road himself. As part of his rehabilitation program, Dr. Welcome works at Physicians Wellness Center to help others with this problem and John Meacham was one of them. Lou knew John was clean. So what could have set him off? There had to be some other contributing factor. Dr. Lou begins to investigate and runs into a similar experience while driving with Meacham’s widow one day soon after the horrible incident. She acts out dangerously and irrationally to a simple fixation she experiences, but it ends as quickly as it came upon her. From there, Lou Welcome begins to find others who are showing these illogical traits and has to find where they are coming from. What do these people all have in common? Their unexplained anger can turn deadly but often the person is unaware of what happened after it ends.

A visit to King’s Ridge Chief of Police doesn’t yield any answers as the Chief tells Lou there is no basis for his claims; no facts, just speculation. Welcome meets Dr. Darlene Mallory, who is the First Lady of the United States, only to find that she is disturbed by some similar concerns. Together with Dr. Welcome, Darlene Mallory realizes her suspicions have some basis and they investigate further. Where this takes these two both personally and professionally is a high powered, all too real, thrill ride.

Michael Palmer has given readers such well developed characters that jump out at you from the pages you find yourself forced to keep turning. Where the plotline takes this mystery is so inspired, and written so brilliantly and with such intensity, that you can’t turn away even when you feel you have to. I know there was one part in particular that was enough to give me nightmares. I can imagine a film being made of OATH OF OFFICE with parts for me that would be too terrifying to watch! More than that, Palmer has written a story so close to being reality that you will find yourselves asking if it could happen, and if so what would be done about it? These are questions you may not want to have answers to but you will at least want to read OATH OF OFFICE to see for yourself. 
GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO ESTHER AND THE SUPER
PEOPLE AT MACMILLAN AUDIO BOOKS,
I AM THRILLED TO HAVE ONE COPY
OF THIS EXCITING AUDIO BOOK
TO GIVE AWAY TO ONE FOLLOWER
 
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GOOD LUCK!
 

174 comments:

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I enjoyed your review, it sounded like you really liked it. It sounds like a great thriller, I would love to see what and who it is that is making them act like this. I would love to have this book.
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Steve Capell said...

On the edge of your seat type of novel is the kind of novels that I love. GREAT review and thanks for the opportunity.

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This is not an entry. I just wanted to say that I have already won this book and am waiting for it. I am really looking forward to reading it since Michael Palmer is such a great writer.

Sue Farrell said...

I enjoy a good medical thriller--but one with a political twist should be VERY interesting.
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Medical/legal/edge of your seat/thriller what else do you need? That suits me just fine. Plus, I love his stories.

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I'm fascinated because your review makes clear to me that this book truly lives up to the name "thriller."

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