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Oath of Office Hardcover – Feb 14 2012

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (Feb. 14 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312587538
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312587536
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 3.4 x 24.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #517,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for the audiobook edition of Oath of Office:

“Robert Petkoff’s narration adds drama and tension to this chilling story based on ‘advances’ in agricultural science…Listeners, especially those who enjoy conspiracy thrillers, will be thoroughly engaged.” – AudioFile Magazine

 

“Robert Petkoff delivers solid narration…Petkoff’s pacing is spot on and his reading often chilling. He infuses his performance with just enough melodrama to maintain suspense while keeping the novel grounded in reality…The result is an enjoyable listen.” – Publishers Weekly

 

“A tense, driven story from the beginning to end, Oath of Office is an excellent choice for mystery lovers and is sure to be a popular pick in public library audiobook collections.” – The Midwest Book Review

 

Previous Praise for Michael Palmer:

 

“Robert Petkoff delivers a tense, exciting performance. He’s especially proficient as the crafty female Speaker of the House. Petkoff's virtuosity makes this thriller intense and as close to reality as one dares to think about.” –Audiofile on A Heartbeat Away

“Robert Petkoff proves to be the perfect choice to narrate Palmer's latest medical thriller…Petkoff never misses a beat in his reading of this high-octane medical thriller, fully realizing each scene and character with ease. His energetic and skillful performance will keep listeners on the edge of their seats.” –Publisher’s Weekly on A Heartbeat Away

“Actor Robert Petkoff does an exceptional job of narrating Palmer’s follow-up to The Last Surgeon (2010), perfectly capturing each character’s unique accent, quirks, and personality and rendering Griffin’s best friend and colleague Melvin especially well. Sure to keep listeners on the edge of their seats; highly recommended for mystery/thriller fans.” –Library Journal on A Heartbeat Away

"The twists fly in A Heartbeat Away and the results create a terrifying scenario...Palmer has a mastery of the medical science involved in such an elaborate conspiracy, plus the intricacies of presidential succession."--Associated Press on A Heartbeat Away

“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

 

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

To protect. To defend. To obey? This heart-stopping thriller from New York Times bestselling author Michael Palmer will have you questioning everything you know about those entrusted with our lives.

In a suburb of Washington, DC, Dr. John Meacham goes on a shooting spree in his office, killing his associate, staff, and two patients before killing himself.

"A SHOCKER."―Associated Press

On a quiet country road, a housewife finds herself compelled to drive recklessly, nearly killing herself and her passenger.

"If MEDICAL THRILLS are what you're after, PALMER DELIVERS."―Booklist

In a quaint restaurant, a kitchen worker wields his knife, unable to stop himself from almost severing his hand.

"A DARN GOOD READ."―Examiner.com

What is the connection? How can Dr. Lou Welcome clear his friend Meacham's name? And what is the unspeakable conspiracy that leads all the way to the White House?

--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this one ! Easy read, not to many names to remember and great plot. I've read all of Michael Palmer's books, can't wait till the next one. Thank you Michael Palmer !
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Slow start but gained momentum and became more interesting when the President, his wife and family became involved.
Gave you a feeling for the President's busy life, activity in the White House and presidential security.
The cause of the predicament, maybe a tad to inventive, but it ties the story together, and the ending is realistic. Violence is well described. I enjoyed the book and the included detail.
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weak unimaginative ending..waytoo predictable...like too many Am. writers they use too much descriptive fluff to pad their writng really nothing memorable
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