Book Reviews of The Patient

The Patient
The Patient
Author: Michael Palmer
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780553580389
ISBN-10: 0553580388
Publication Date: 7/31/2001
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 93 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
This book is full of surprises....murder, terrorism, duplicity. A real nail-biter. I love his books and was not disappointed by this one at all. Lots of twisted plots which I love.
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I enjoyed reading this book very much. Michael Palmer's medical thrillers are a nice departure for me from always reading legal thrillers. The villans in this novel were so evil.
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This was a really good book. The writing was brilliant.
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My husband and I read this one while we were on a recent driving trip....we both say this one kept us riveted! A real page turner....I enjoyed it because of my medical backround being an RN for close to 30 years...had never read Michael Palmer before, but will be looking for another of his---and soon!
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Wow! It was great! I couldn't put it down when I got to the last fourth. I was up until 2 am.
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Very good book. Keeps your attention to the end.
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Five star novel -- got it in the mail from another Swapper, opened it up and didn't put it down [well, ok, except for work, where reading novels is rather frowned-upon!!] til I was done with it. Terrific reading. Great plot, fast paced, intelligently written. Loved it.
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A great read of mixing medical and terrorist thriller. A real page turner. Cutting edge medicine reading. Looking for medical fiction. This book is for you.
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Great!!!
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Another great Palmer thriller. Suspenseful with good characters.
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suspenseful throughout the book. I enjoyed it.
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Imagine being a neurosurgeon. Then imagine that evil itself is blackmailing you to remove a tumor. A terrific story comes alive from that freightening scenario.
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Great suspense, plenty of hospital drama with female neurosurgeon Jessie Copeland as the doctor whose skills bring her to the attention of a ruthless man who will do anything to be treated for his brain tumor. Lots of action, a little more gore than I like, and satisfactory conclusion.
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Another great medical thriller.
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Good medical thriller!
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Being an RN of 25 plus years, I have always enjoyed Michael Palmer's books. The layman has no idea how much of his writing is an actual exposure to everyday life in the Medical community - talk to a nurse or a doctor who is a friend and will be truthful. Of course, Michael uses these facts only for his background for wonderful fiction.
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Dr. Jessie Copeland, respected neuro-surgeon, teams up with Artie, a robot, to revolutionize brain surgery. A heartless mercenary is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, exactly the type Artie was invented to treat. The mercenary and his co-horts hold hostage Dr. Copeland, the hospital and the city as she works to save him.
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Great book! Scary and riveting suspense. Every thing you expect and more from Michael Palmer
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Typical work situation where the most valuable worker ( surgeon ) is overlooked as the genius behind the research and the only one who can master the technical development. Intrigue and unexpected twists fill this mystery without losing the listener. Five main characters will keep your interest and keep you in suspense for the next 5 hours in Michael Palmer's "The Patient". Subtle murders do not take away from the stealth and intensity.
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I thought this was a suspenseful story that was well-told. Palmer's good.
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FROM THE PUBLISHER

WARNING: USE OF THIS BOOK MAY CAUSE SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDING SOARING BLOOD PRESSURE, SLEEPLESSNESS, AND HEART-POUNDING TERROR.

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 thats 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....
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Great suspense/thriller; grips you from the first page.
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The Patient, Michael Palmer's ninth medical suspense novel, is a fast-paced beat-the-clock thriller. Someone is killing off the world's most gifted neurosurgeons, and Alex Bishop, a renegade CIA agent, thinks he knows who it is. Bishop is out to settle his score with Claude Malloche, an international assassin responsible for the death of Bishop's brother. When he learns that Malloche is afflicted with an inoperable brain tumor, Bishop understands why the murdered neurosurgeons died, and where Malloche will strike next. Meanwhile, Jessie Copeland, an MIT-trained mechanical engineer and neurosurgeon, is working to perfect a robotic device that will revolutionize brain surgery.
One of the patients awaiting surgery at Boston's Eastern Massachusetts Medical Center is Malloche--but which one? No one has ever been able to identify the assassin, and Jessie is hardly well known enough to attract his notice. But ARTIE, the robotic device, is--and Malloche will stop at nothing to ensure that it's used to save his own life. He threatens to release a deadly nerve toxin on thousands of innocent people, and Jessie is forced to save him at the cost of her own safety.
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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...
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Another excellent medical thriller from Michael Palmer! Couldn't put it down!
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Loved it!!! Exciting and suspenseful as all Michael Palmer's books. Definitely a great read.
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Loved it!!!!
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