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Michael Palmer - Author

About the Author

Michael Palmer's books have been translated into over 35 languages. Michael spent twenty years as a full-time practitioner of emergency medicine, and is currently an associate director of addiction medicine in Massachusetts.

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Other books by Michael Palmer

Transparency Challenges Facing China

Transparency Challenges Facing China

Author: Michael Palmer Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2019

The concept of transparency has grown exponentially in importance around the world as a principle of good governance over the past two decades. Openness in the manner in which governments, social institutions and business corporations conduct themselves, and their willingness to disclose important information about themselves or about other actors in which they have an interest, are important features of this growth. However, greater commitment to transparency may present difficulties for an authoritarian system's political leadership. Such reform is likely to lead also to demands for political and governance change and similarly radical ideas that foster stability problems for an authoritarian political and legal system, as they enable civil society to scrutinize better the conduct of that authoritarian leadership and its institutions. On the other hand, when transparency is only partial, the government might use it as an instrument of propaganda, shaping public opinion and forestalling structural reform. The chapters in this book address the situation in mainland China where economic reform policies and a drive to gain a stronger place in the global economy have encouraged a complex and sometimes ambiguous approach to transparency. The essays explore the manner in which, and the degree to which, greater transparency in governance has emerged in the PRC. They also assess the impact of greater transparency in terms of accountability, decision-making processes, and responsiveness in the Chinese governance system. The papers in this volume have their origins in a 2016 conference on transparency issues in China held at the University of Hong Kong's Faculty of Law under the guidance of the editors, and bringing together scholars with interests in the emergence of transparency in some of the most important areas of Chinese governance.

Midnight Lie

Midnight Lie

Author: Michael Palmer Format: eBook Release Date: 28/09/2017

"e;This is the story of the Newtown Murders.."e; A story of sex and repression, rejection and hate. An intellectual thriller in the tradition of 'The Name Of The Rose' and 'The Interpretation of Murder'. Two gruesome murders occur at midnight, in the pouring rain, of a man and a woman. All the suspects have their motives, of lust and love, greed and revenge; but it proves hard for a famous detective to decide between a shady M.P., gangsters and prostitutes, between a celebrated philosopher and his wife. Somebody is lying. But who? Who is the monster hiding within this web of deceit? As the story unfolds, the lies mount up and the truth becomes even less certain. Motives begin to shift as we learn more about the victims. Then there are events and conversations which, as the reader looks back, take on an entirely different significance, now seen as containing clues, perhaps previously missed, towards the eventual unmasking of the murderer. All is finally revealed through the killer's own psychoanalysis, a story of sex and repression, rejection and hate. The Midnight Lie falls with the tradition of thrillers with an intellectual core. It is philosophical-psychoanalytical murder story set in Manchester. Wrapped around a rapidly unfolding story - with a cast of shady and memorable characters - are clues embedded within discussions on the nature of lying - how we can deceive others and ourselves - on the meaning of love and hate, and on the inner compulsions that can lead to revenge and murder.

The Midnight Lie

The Midnight Lie

Author: Michael Palmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2017

This is the story of the Newtown Murders.. A story of sex and repression, rejection and hate. An intellectual thriller in the tradition of `The Name Of The Rose' and `The Interpretation of Murder'. Two gruesome murders occur at midnight, in the pouring rain, of a man and a woman. All the suspects have their motives, of lust and love, greed and revenge; but it proves hard for a famous detective to decide between a shady M.P., gangsters and prostitutes, between a celebrated philosopher and his wife. Somebody is lying. But who? Who is the monster hiding within this web of deceit? As the story unfolds, the lies mount up and the truth becomes even less certain. Motives begin to shift as we learn more about the victims. Then there are events and conversations which, as the reader looks back, take on an entirely different significance, now seen as containing clues, perhaps previously missed, towards the eventual unmasking of the murderer. All is finally revealed through the killer's own psychoanalysis, a story of sex and repression, rejection and hate. The Midnight Lie falls with the tradition of thrillers with an intellectual core. It is philosophical-psychoanalytical murder story set in Manchester. Wrapped around a rapidly unfolding story - with a cast of shady and memorable characters - are clues embedded within discussions on the nature of lying - how we can deceive others and ourselves - on the meaning of love and hate, and on the inner compulsions that can lead to revenge and murder.

Hands-On Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Server 2016

Hands-On Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Server 2016

Author: Michael Palmer Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/03/2017

Discover the perfect resource for learning Windows (R) Server 2016 from the ground up with HANDS-ON MICROSOFT (R) WINDOWS (R) SERVER 2016. Designed to build a foundation in basic server administration, this book requires no previous server experience. It covers all of the critical Windows (R) Server 2016 features, including the advantages unique to this new server operating system. You learn how to choose the right server edition for your needs. You also learn to install, configure, customize, manage, and troubleshoot your server most effectively. If you are new to server administration, this book gives you the background and knowledge you need to manage servers on small to large networks. If you are an experienced server administrator, this book provides a fast way to get up to speed on the latest Windows (R) Server 2016 administration.

Silent Treatment

Silent Treatment

Author: Michael Palmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/12/2016

Dr Harry Corbett is on his way to visit his estranged wife, Evie, who is scheduled for surgery the next day, for what he hopes will be a quiet evening of reconciliation. In recent weeks Evie, never quick to share her feelings, has been more closed and distant than ever. But, without warning, he arrives to find her dead in her hospital bed. The police suspect murder, and Corbett is their only suspect... Harry is unprepared for the stunning revelations that follow. Leading a double life, his beautiful wife had uncovered a deadly secret, and when the killer strikes again, Harry is once more the sole suspect. Medically sophisticated, coolly arrogant, moving undetected through a busy urban hospital, it is clear to Harry that the killer, can only be a doctor. But can he stop the killer in his tracks before any more patients receive his lethal silent treatment?

The Patient

The Patient

Author: Michael Palmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2016

Gifted and highly respected, Dr Jessie Copeland is about to revolutionise the field of neurosurgery with her ground-breaking bio-engineering invention. Claude Malloche is suffering from a brain tumour, beyond the treatment of existing medical practice, and only Dr Copeland and her new technique can save him. But Malloche is the mysterious and ruthless killer holding the Boston hospital where Jessie works, and the city, to ransom. If Jessie fails to cure him, hundreds of innocent people will die... But if she succeeds, will Malloche only disappear once more to continue his deadly work?

The Second Opinion

The Second Opinion

Author: Michael Palmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2016

Left for dead by a hit-and-run driver, Dr Petros Sperelakis' chances of survival are slim. But Petros' daughter Thea refuses to accept that her father might not survive his devastating injuries, even when her brothers insist that treatment be withheld. Having left the complex, money-driven dynamics of traditional medicine years ago, Thea's father's grievous injuries draw her unwillingly back into a world she despises. As she uncovers the secrets surrounding her father's collision, it becomes clear that it was no accident. But without proof, she can dig no deeper. Thea's investigation hits a dead end until one day, her father, the founder of a cutting edge medical centre, opens his eyes and slowly begins to blink a terrifying message. Confronted with a conspiracy that infects the whole of the medical community, Thea soon finds that she is fighting for more than her father's life. She is also fighting for her own...

The Laughter of the Sphinx

The Laughter of the Sphinx

Author: Michael Palmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2016

The First Patient

The First Patient

Author: Michael Palmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2016

Two helicopters disrupt the peace of Dr Gabe Singleton's remote Wyoming ranch. From one of them strides the President of the United States with startling news - and a stunning request which will turn Gabe's quiet life upside down. President Stoddard's personal physician has suddenly and mysteriously disappeared, and he needs Gabe to take the man's place. Reluctantly, Gabe agrees - but soon he discovers that critical details concerning the President's health have been kept from him... Suspecting that the President's worsening condition may not be due to natural causes, Gabe sets out to uncover who is behind his mysterious illness. But the more questions he asks, the more Gabe seems to be putting himself in danger...

Bristol Cars Model by Model

Bristol Cars Model by Model

Author: Michael Palmer Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2015

The Bristol badge sat proudly on a succession of fast, reliable and expensive 6-, 8- and 10- cylinder cars since 1946. Though it was initially revered by the motoring press, an air of mystery descended over the marque throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Now under new ownership, Bristol is to be reborn with new state of the art models proposed. As a compliment to the revival, this book celebrates the rich diversity of each model from Bristol Cars' production catalogue. Bristol Cars Model by Model provides a history of the development and production of each of the cars, including coachbuilt and racing models, and full specifications. It is richly illustrated with over 400 photographs.

Resistant

Resistant

Author: Michael Palmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2015

They are the most ruthless enemy we have ever faced. And they are one millionth our size. Deep in an Atlanta research laboratory, the world's deadliest germs lie in wait. Dr Lou Welcome knows only too well the destruction they could unleash in the wrong hands and when a research scientist working on a top-secret case is kidnapped, Lou's fears become reality. Soon Lou is locked in a deadly race, from hospital wards to the top corridors of power, to stop a lethal epidemic breaking out. With his best friend's life in the balance, Lou must confront his own demons if he is to stop a group determined to use mankind's worst creation to take the power they crave for themselves...

Resistant

Resistant

Author: Michael Palmer Format: eBook Release Date: 20/05/2014

They kill without conscience or remorse. They are the most ruthless enemy we have ever faced. And they are one millionth our size...Prepare to be shocked-and mesmerized-by Resistant, the latest novel of thrilling medical suspense from New York Times bestselling author Michael Palmer. When Dr. Lou Welcome fills in last minute for his boss at a national conference in Atlanta he brings along his best friend, Cap Duncan. But an accident turns tragic when Cap injures his leg while running. Surgeons manage to save the leg, but the open wound is the perfect breeding ground for a deadly microbial invader committed to eating Cap alive from the inside out. Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, a teenaged girl is fighting for her life against the same bacteria. The germ is resistant to any known antibiotic and the government scientist tasked with finding a cure has been kidnapped. Turning to the Centers for Disease Control for help, Lou Welcome uncovers a link to a shadowy group known as One Hundred Neighbors that has infiltrated our society and is using our health institutions as hostages. Like the deadly germs they can unleash, One Hundred Neighbors will stop at nothing to further their agenda. From the hospital corridors where anything you touch can mean your end, to the top corridors of power in this race against time, Lou must stop an epidemic, save his best friend, and face even his own most terrifying demons.From the New York Times bestselling author comes another heart stopping thriller that will make you look at the world around you in a new and frightening way. "e;When you open the pages of a Michael Palmer novel, you know you are in the hands of a pro."e; -The Huffington Post

Last Surgeon

Last Surgeon

Author: Michael Palmer Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2014

A shocking medical-political thriller by the New York Times bestselling author and master of suspense, for fans of Robin Cooke and Michael Connelly.Four murders. Three accidents. Two suicides. One left...Dr Nick Garrity, a veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress, spends his days and nights giving medical treatment to the homeless in D.C. and Baltimore.Nurse Gillian Coates is determined to find her sister's killer. She knows Belle Coates didn't take her own life, though every piece of evidence suggests she did. Every piece, that is, but one: Belle has left Gillian a subtle clue connecting her with Dr Nick Garrity.But another, deadlier force is at work. Together Nick and Gillian discover patients dying for a fatally botched case, and Franz Koller - the master of murder that doesn't look like murder. As the pair uncover the terrifying secret behind the killings, Koller's mission will not be complete until Gillian Coates and Garrity, the last surgeon, are dead.

Heartbeat Away

Heartbeat Away

Author: Michael Palmer Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2014

A shocking medical-political thriller by the New York Times bestselling author and master of suspense, for fans of Robin Cooke and Michael Connelly.The fate of the country lies in the hands of one man.On the eve of his State of the Union address, President James Allaire is ready to give the speech of his career. But when a terrorist group lets a deadly virus into the Capitol building, horror is unleashed and the 700 people present must be quarantined.Virologist Griffin Rhodes - currently imprisoned for alleged acts of terrorism - is the only person who could combat the strain. Enemies are closing in, and every presidential successor - but one - is trapped inside the Capitol. With the security of the nation at stake, can Griff unravel the mystery before time runs out?

Oath of Office

Oath of Office

Author: Michael Palmer Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2014

A shocking medical-political thriller featuring Dr Lou Welcome by the New York Times bestselling author and master of suspense. For fans of Robin Cooke and Michael Connelly.A well-respected doctor on a murderous rampage. Only one person can clear his name. When Dr John Meacham goes on a shooting spree, his business partner, staff, and two patients are killed in the bloodbath. Then Meacham turns the gun on himself. The blame lands on Dr Lou Welcome, who worked with Meacham when his medical license was revoked years before. Lou believed in John when no one else did, fighting for his license to be restored, and knows there must be more to the horrifying act than meets the eye. As Lou explores the case further, he uncovers terrifying evidence of an unspeakable conspiracy. One that leads directly to the White House and those in the highest positions of power...

Political Suicide

Political Suicide

Author: Michael Palmer Format: eBook Release Date: 02/01/2014

A shocking medical-political thriller featuring Dr Lou Welcome by the New York Times bestselling author and master of suspense. For fans of Robin Cooke and Michael Connelly.A cover-up gone awry. A physician accused of murder. A truth that threatens the entire country...When high-society doctor Gary McHugh believes he will be arrested for murder, he turns to old friend Dr Lou Welcome for help. After a medical visit to powerful Chairman Elias Colston, McHugh was found blacked out from alcohol in his wrecked car, while Colston was discovered shot dead in his own garage. McHugh has no recollection of events, and no one who might believe his innocence, other than Lou.But as more facts come to light, even Lou has serious doubts. Together with attorney Sarah Cooper, Lou finds himself at the heart of a deadly conspiracy where the lines between right and wrong are frighteningly blurred. For if Lou and Sarah can't uncover the truth behind Colston's death, America could be at risk from attacks that will destroy America's national security for ever.

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