The Patient - Michael Palmer

The Patient

By Michael Palmer

  • Release Date: 2000-04-04
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 24 Ratings

Description

His name is ARTIE, a miracle of bio-engineering that is about to transform the field of neurosurgery. Dr. Jessie Copeland knows him better than anyone else at Eastern Mass Medical Center- and knows it's too soon to be using the tiny robot on a living patient's brain. But, Jessie's department chief is too busy to worry about such ethics. And neither of them has any idea that ARTIE will attract a patient from their worst nightmares.
Claude Malloche is a master assassin, more rumor than man, for whom murder is an art. No one can identity his face. Now Malloche has a deadly brain tumor, and he intends to have the best neurosurgeon in the world operate on it.
To ensure Jessie's cooperation, Malloche has devised a plan of intimidation that puts at risk her life and the lives of hundreds of innocent people. Neurosurgery requires nerves of steel, but in coming up with a scheme to fulfill her oath as a doctor while thwarting a diabolical killer, Jessie will be performing the most complex surgery of her career- on a knife-edge of terror.

Reviews

  • Terrific Tale

    5
    By Bikerk
    Really hard to put down. I’ve been a M Palmer fan “since the beginning”. He somehow manages to develop three dimensional characters without getting lost and bogging down the action. Twists and turns galore as expected. Really enjoyable read. Thanks MP.
  • The Patient, by Michael Palmer

    5
    By Jaysophie
    One of the most exciting books I’ve read in a long time, and the first for which I’ve written a review. Once I started it I was hooked for the rest of the day until I finished it!