The First Patient by Michael Palmer

By Michael Palmer

From the blockbuster, New York Times bestselling writer comes a high-concept, high-octane mystery on the crossroads of presidential politics and state of the art drugs. . . .

Gabe Singleton and Andrew Stoddard have been roommates on the Naval Academy in Annapolis years in the past. at the present time, Gabe is a rustic physician and his pal Andrew has long past from battle hero to governor to President of the USA. sooner or later, whereas the USA is embroiled in a sour presidential election crusade, Marine One lands on Gabe's Wyoming ranch, and President Stoddard can provide a worrying revelation and a startling request. His own doctor has unexpectedly and mysteriously disappeared, and he desperately wishes Gabe to take the man's position. regardless of critical misgivings, Gabe concurs to return to Washington. it isn't until eventually he's ensconced within the White condo clinical workplace that Gabe realizes there's robust facts that the President goes insane. dealing with a difficulty of conscience—as President Stoddard's surgeon, he has the facility to invoke the Twenty-fifth modification to move presidential energy to the Vice President—Gabe uncovers expanding proof that his friend's will not be because of normal factors.

Who? Why? and the way? The President's lifestyles is at stake. A small-town health practitioner abruptly reveals himself within the strongest place in the world, and the protection of the area is in jeopardy. Gabe Singleton needs to locate the solutions, and the clock is ticking. . . .

With Michael Palmer's trademark clinical info, and steeped in meticulous political insider wisdom, The First Patient is an unforgettable tale of suspense.

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Luke gave him a look of dry reproach. ” “You’ve got a point,” Roan answered on a dutiful laugh. “I’ll look into the situation, but there’s not much else I can do without April’s cooperation. ” Luke meant that exactly as it sounded. ” “Who he is, whether he has a record, how much of a threat he appears to be. ” Luke repeated as his cousin paused. “Somebody should keep an eye on April. I don’t like the sound of this guy going public. ” “I already offered. ” “Fine idea. ” “Roan, son,” Luke said, “you wound me.

It was a relic from the past with an air of solid strength, heavy responsibility, and not a lot to offer in the way of comfort. It was, Luke had often thought, a lot like Turn-Coupe’s sheriff himself. Luke found his cousin in his office. Roan’s hair looked like he’d been combing it with a John Deere and a cultivator, and a harassed frown drew his brows together over the bridge of his nose. Seeing Luke, he stacked the papers he’d been reading and laid them aside on one of several neat piles. His lean face creased into smile lines.

In that case, I’m positive that I do! ” April followed her hostess into a dim room furnished with an antique parlor set covered in a wildly unlikely tropical print. The room was scattered with tables, most of which were extremely valuable except for one that looked like a miniature butler in a tailcoat. The setting was just like Julianne, she thought, half traditional, half quirkily artistic. How old her friend was, April had never thought to ask. With her long, narrow face crinkled in a constant smile, clear sea blue eyes, silver-streaked black hair in a braid down her back, and gently padded shape, she could have been any age from forty to seventy.

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