- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin’s Press; First Edition edition (December 11, 2012)
- ISBN-10: 0312587554
- Source: Publisher
Dr. Lou Welcome works at Physicians Wellness, an organization that works with and counsels doctors with psychological problems and addictions. He is contacted by the renowned Dr. Gary McHugh, a long-time friend of Lou’s, a man recovering from alcoholism. He woke up from an alcohol-induced blackout, his car totaled, after visiting a patient of his. That patient was Elias Colston, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, was found shot to death in his garage hours later. McHugh is certain he will be arrested for the crime but has no recollection of committing the crime. Admittedly, Lou has his doubts from the beginning, especially when all signs point to his friend as the killer. Yet as he begins to dig a little deeper, aided by McHugh’s attorney, Sarah Cooper, Lou becomes immersed in a deadly case of conspiracy with high-level military officials at the forefront. The frightening aspect of this case isn’t that Lou and Sarah’s lives are at risk, but the country’s national security as a whole.
Palmer is renowned for his intense medical thrillers. Each of his novels touch on matters of a political nature. In the case of Political Suicide it involves an elite group of the military that shed an entirely new meaning on the term”whatever it takes.” Chock-full of moral dilemmas and dynamic intensity, Political Suicide continues to prove that Palmer is one of the best thriller writers out there.Combining medical technology, military science and politics into one intense novel, fans new and old will be truly pleased with this power-packed novel. Highly recommended.
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