Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pre Pub Book Buzz And Giveaway -- The Last Surgeon

If you're a fan of medical thrillers, then you most definitely recognize Michael Palmer as one of the foremost authors of the genre. His latest, The Last Surgeon, is set to hit shelves on February 16, but he's offering tons of fun extras before then.

First, here's a bit about the book product description from Amazon (and also featured on Michael Palmer's website):

Four murders.

Three accidents.

Two suicides.

One left…


Michael Palmer’s latest novel pits a flawed doctor against a ruthless psychopath, who has made murder his art form. Dr. Nick Garrity, a vet suffering from PTSD—post traumatic stress disorder—spends his days and nights dispensing medical treatment from a mobile clinic to the homeless and disenfranchised in D.C. and Baltimore. In addition, he is constantly on the lookout for his war buddy Umberto Vasquez, who was plucked from the streets by the military four years ago for a secret mission and has not been seen since.

Psych nurse Gillian Coates wants to find her sister’s killer. She does not believe that Belle Coates, an ICU nurse, took her own life, even though every bit of evidence indicates that she did—every bit save one. Belle has left Gillian a subtle clue that connects her with Nick Garrity.

Together, Nick and Gillian determine that one-by-one, each of those in the operating room for a fatally botched case is dying. Their discoveries pit them against genius Franz Koller--the highly-paid master of the “non-kill”—the art of murder that does not look like murder. As Doctor and nurse move closer to finding the terrifying secret behind these killings, Koller has been given a new directive: his mission will not be complete until Gillian Coates and Garrity, the last surgeon, are dead.

And, you can also enjoy a preview of The Last Surgeon here.

Now -- here's the super cool part -- one lucky blog reader will win a signed copy of the book, courtesy of the author. Sweet!

To enter, just leave a comment here with your email address before midnight Wednesday, January 27. I'll draw a name on Thursday and notify the winner so that I can send mailing info to the author on Thursday. Contest open to US only -- no PO boxes.

Good luck! And be sure to check back here the week of the book's release for my own review (I'll also be reviewing it for bookbitch.com).


Cheryl said...

Yes. I have this book on my wish list. I enjoyed Mr. Palmer's first book The Fifth Vial.

Would love to win. Thanks

clbstitch at yahoo dot com

sharon54220 said...

I have not had the opportunity to read nay of his books. I would love the chance.


Julie P. said...

I'm a big fan of Michael Palmer's. I think I've read all of his books except for this one. I'd love to win a signed copy! Thanks so much for the opportunity!


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

PLEASE enter me, I'd so love to read this thriller. Thanks

bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

skkorman said...

My sister is a huge fan of Michael Palmer's work—it would be great to win this for her!

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Anonymous said...

I would love to win an autographed Palmer book; he's one of my favorite writers!


Unknown said...

That would be neat.

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mindy said...

this sounds awesome thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

scottsgal said...

I enjoy his books - thanks for the chance
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Alicia said...

would love to read this.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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jemscout425 said...

heard so many good things about this book

Alicia said...

I would love to read this book :) Thanks for the entry!

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Nickolay said...

I love a good thriller. Thanks for the chance


Sandra K321 said...

I would like to read this. It sounds like it is vey suspenseful.


Bani said...

I've been interested in this book since hearing about it. Winning it would be wonderful. Count me in for a chance.

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Susan said...

Please count me in, this book looks great, I would love to read it.