Political Suicide by Michael Palmer Review and Giveaway!

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Political Suicide
Suspense – Thriller
Published by : St. Martin’s Press (December 11, 2012)
Hardcover: 368 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0312587550
E-Book File Size: 529 KB

Political Suicide

Dr. Lou Welcome from Oath of Office returns and finds himself in a heap of trouble. A desperate phone call from his client and friend, Dr. Gary McHugh, just starts the ball rolling. McHugh is a blackout drunk and Dr. Welcome has been trying to help him. It seems McHugh was found unconscious in his wrecked car just down the road from the home of Congressman Elias Colston, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. As he wakes up in the hospital he hears the Congressman has been murdered. He needs Lou to help him figure out exactly happened. Lou doesn’t believe that his friend would kill anyone so he agrees to do a little investigating never knowing the huge conspiracy he was about to unravel or that he was putting a enormous target on his back.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

I could not put this book down! A Spectacular Political Suspense Thriller!! 

The political twists and turns in both the government and the military are absolutely scary. While you know the plot can in no way be true, Palmer writes in such a way that that makes the reader almost believe this fiction is fact.  I found my heart racing and breathing quicken as he takes us on Dr. Lou Welcome’s spellbinding adventure. At times Welcome seems almost superhuman but the addition of attorney Sarah Cooper tempers and grounds him a bit, keeping him real in the reader’s mind. He also gets a little help from some unexpected places.

This story is extremely complex with many levels as it evolves but Palmer makes it very easy to follow. The most confusing for me was the area of Washington D.C. and where the military compounds and armories are located. But with a story as faced paced as this one locations seem to just fall away as the action continues.

While this seems to be the second in what I hope with become a Lou Welcome series, it reads alone just fine. Palmer does tease us a bit at the end with what should be in the next installment. The first book Oath of Office did make my Best of 2012 list so I recommend you read that one as well. 

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16 thoughts on “Political Suicide by Michael Palmer Review and Giveaway!

  1. I read a Michael Palmer book a long time ago and loved it. I don’t know why I’ve not looked for more of his books. This one sounds exciting.

  2. I am not usually into Polital Thirllers, but your review makes it sound so good. I may add this one to my TBR list, that might motivate me to step out and take a stab at a Political one again. I have just finished Blood Land by R.S. Guthrie (rsguthrie.com if anyone wants to take a look) and it was awesome, more of a mystery thriller, but it was so good I forgot I was reading a book at times! Thanks for this review, maybe the motivation I need to branch out!

  3. I LOVE an audio book. I listen to them when I am driving, doing housework, and working outside.

  4. I’m halfway thru this book and it’s getting sort of incredulous. The female attorney sued her doctor because her husband, also an attorney, died from not being properly diagnosed. The doctor treating him ‘refused to order an MRI, refused to involve a neurologist or orthopedist’. Um, two attorneys and no one insisted on a second opinion?? I’m not an attorney but I have free will and if I’m not getting the answers I need, I keep consulting. That, and the fact that this busy doctor has time to play Nancy Drew. Sorry, not buying it. I really have liked all Michael Palmer’s books but only 122 pages in to this one and I’m rolling my eyes .

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