Those of you already familiar with medical thriller writer Michael Palmer will need no further encouragement to read his latest offering. I have to admit that I am a recent, but now enthusiastic, convert. For those who like and have time for such novels, Palmer can be recommended. His style is closer to Michael Crichton than Robin Cook, but may appeal to fans of Cornwell, Kellerman, McDermid, Cordy, or Case. Let The Patient be your introduction, but be prepared to be hooked.
The book conforms to all the classic soundbites of book cover blurb “a real page turner,” “unputdownable,” “edge-of-the-seat,” etc. Palmer knows how to thrill and uses his talent to great effect. The bit where the doctor lost control of the microsurgery robot and … I won't spoil it for you … but suffice to say, the suspense is palpable.
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