The First Patient

The First Patient

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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...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 28mm | 245g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • none
  • 1784755702
  • 9781784755706
  • 995,360

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"Endlessly entertaining ... The roller-coaster ride of a plot builds to an undeniably shocking conclusion"
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"Endlessly entertaining ... The roller-coaster ride of a plot builds to an undeniably shocking conclusion" * Publisher's Weekly * "Ingenious ... suspenseful and cleverly plotted" * Kathy Reichs * "A tale set at the very edge of our knowledge ... I loved it" * Tess Gerritsen * "An exciting thriller that is full of surprises and captures the intense atmosphere of the White House. I thoroughly enjoyed it" * Bill Clinton *
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About Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer, M.D., trained in internal medicine at Boston City and Massachusetts General Hospitals, spent twenty years as a full-time practitioner of internal and emergency medicine, and was an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society's physician health program. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages. He died in October 2013.
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3,772 ratings
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4 41% (1,564)
3 31% (1,155)
2 7% (246)
1 1% (53)
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