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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Jabberwocky Bookstore Hosts Michael Palmer

I have always enjoyed a good medical thriller by Michael Palmer. Although he lives locally (Marblehead, MA), I have not had the opportunity to meet him. But I hear that he will be signing his latest book, The First Patient, at the Jabberwocky Bookshop, at the Tannery (50 Water St) in Newburyport, MA.

Time: Friday, March 14, 2008 7:00 p.m.
Location: Jabberwocky Bookshop
Title of Event: Michael Palmer
Join best-selling medical thriller author Michael Palmer as he discusses his latest white-knuckle read, The First Patient.

From the advert...

Gabe Singleton and Andrew Stoddard were roommates at the Naval Academy in Annapolis years ago. Today, Gabe is a country doctor and his friend Andrew has gone from war hero to governor to President of the United States. One day, while the United States is embroiled in a bitter presidential election campaign, "Marine One" lands on Gabe's Wyoming ranch, and President Stoddard delivers a disturbing revelation and a startling request. His personal physician has suddenly and mysteriously disappeared, and he desperately needs Gabe to take the man's place. Despite serious misgivings, Gabe agrees to come to Washington. It is not until he is ensconced in the White House medical office that Gabe realizes there is strong evidence that the President is going insane. Facing a crisis of conscience--as President Stoddard's physician, he has the power to invoke the Twenty-fifth Amendment to transfer presidential power to the Vice President--Gabe uncovers increasing evidence that his friend's condition may not be due to natural causes.

Who? Why? And how? The President's life is at stake. A small-town doctor suddenly finds himself in the most powerful position on earth, and the safety of the world is in jeopardy. Gabe Singleton must find the answers, and the clock is ticking. . . .

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