Political Suicide

Political Suicide

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A massive cover-up gone awry

A prominent physician accused of murder

Uncovering the truth could put the entire country at risk

Dr. Gary McHugh, known around Washington, D.C. as the "society doc," calls his longtime friend Dr. Lou Welcome in a state of panic, certain he is about to be arrested for murder. McHugh was found in an alcoholic blackout in his wrecked car after visiting a patient of his, the powerful Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Elias Colston. Soon after McHugh leaves, Colston's wife returns home to find her husband shot to death in their garage. McHugh has no recollection of committing the crime and no one who would possibly believe in his innocence, other than Lou. As more facts come to light, even Lou has serious doubts. But something about McHugh's story nags at him and as he looks into matters, pieces of the puzzle don't point to his friend's guilt so definitively.

With the help of Sarah Cooper, an ambitious attorney with her own reasons for hating doctors, Lou finds himself at the center of a deadly, high-level conspiracy where the difference between right and wrong is a matter of interpretation, and the words "whatever it takes" have a chilling meaning. If Lou and Sarah don't uncover the real reasons Colston is dead, they may not survive themselves, and the entire country could be at risk for attacks that could destroy the very fabric of national security.

Once again, bestselling author Michael Palmer proves that he is the king of suspense in this page-turning thriller, Political Suicide , set at the crossroads of politics, the military, and medical science.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312587550
0312587554
9780312587567
0312587562
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: vii, 355 p. ; 24 cm

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Jun 27, 2017

Just OK.

poppy2010 Sep 17, 2013

This is the third book of his that I have tried to read. In each case I have given up two thirds of the way through, because they read like a movie script!

akasq Jun 25, 2013

another of Micheal Palmer's good ones
with lots of twist and turns.great plot.

ChristchurchLib Feb 12, 2013

February 2013 Thrillers and Suspense newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=599486

josjen96 Jan 28, 2013

As usual a great read. I really enjoy his books and recommend them to all my friends.

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