Monthly Archives: January 2010

Book Giveaway: The Last Surgeon by Michael Palmer


The Last Surgeon
Michael Palmer has generously offered a copy of his latest novel, The Last Surgeon, to one lucky winner!

CONTEST DETAILS:

To enter please share why you’d like to win this book.

Rules:
1. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address, no entry.
2. You must be a follower to join the contest.

The contest is limited to US only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on February 14, 2010.

Book Review of The Last Surgeon by Michael Palmer


The Last Surgeon
The blurb:
“It’s not if I’m going to kill you, it’s how.”
Everyone told Gillian Coates that her sister’s suicide was just that: a suicide. Everyone told Dr. Nick Garrity that his best friend, Lieutenant Umberto Vasquez, had simply disappeared, battling the demons of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Gillian doesn’t believe it. Nick doesn’t believe it. And soon, they discover a chilling connection between these two seemingly random events…a common denominator that will lead a killer to the next victim…and the last surgeon.

A shocking thriller from New York Times bestselling author and master of medical suspense Michael Palmer – filled with insider details that follows a psychopath’s terrifying trail.

Review:
This is my first time to read a medical thriller by Michael Palmer. In The Last Surgeon, Michael Palmer has created a dark villain who has made the artful masking of murder his life’s work. The book is fast paced and the lead protagonists, Gillian Coates and Dr. Nick Garrity, work well
together.

I had hoped for a different ending – and would love to hear what others think of this book.

ISBN-10: 031258749X – Hardcover $26.99
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (February 16, 2010), 384 pages.
Review copy provided by the author.

About the Author, courtesy of his website:
Michael Palmer, M.D., is the author of the forthcoming The First Patient (2008), The Fifth Vial, The Society, Fatal, The Patient, Miracle Cure, Critical Judgment, Silent Treatment, Natural Causes, Extreme Measures, Flashback, Side Effects, and The Sisterhood. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages. He 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 is now an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s physician health program.

Intrigued? Read the prologue at http://www.michaelpalmerbooks.com/files/Prologue-TheLastSurgeon.pdf
Follow Michael Palmer on Twitter and Facebook at http://www.twitter.com/michael_palmer and http://www.facebook.com/michaelpalmerthrillers

Thank you so much to Bostick Communications and Michael Palmer for this review opportunity!

Book Review of My Dearest Mr. Darcy: An Amazing Journey into Love Everlasting


My Dearest Mr. Darcy: An Amazing Journey into Love Everlasting
The blurb:
Darcy is more deeply in love with his wife than ever. As the golden summer draws to a close, and the Darcys look ahead to the end of their first year of marriage, Mr. Darcy could never have imagined his life could grow even deeper with the passage of time…

Lizzie is full of surprises…Elizabeth is unpredictable and lively, pulling Darcy out of his stern and serious demeanor with her teasing and temptation. Looking ahead and planning for celebrations and life events large and small, Lizzy can still catch Darcy unawares when he least expects it…

But surprising events force the Darcys to weather absence and illness, and to discover whether they can find a way to build a bond of everlasting love and desire…

Review:
If you enjoy novels that extrapolate on the love story of Lizzie Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy and Sharon Lathan’s books, My Dearest Mr. Darcy will surely entertain.

I enjoyed this the most because in My Dearest Mr. Darcy, Lathan tells the story partly from Dr. George Darcy’s point of view. Dr. George Darcy is Fitzwilliam’s uncle who lived and worked in India for years and as he writes to Jharna, his love, about his impressions of England and his family during this first visit in decades, Dr. Darcy brings a lively and interesting perspective. I enjoyed reading Dr. Darcy’s observations of how Fitzwilliam Darcy had changed and his view on the relationship between Lizzie and Darcy.

I don’t want to give anything away, but the other passages that I enjoyed involved (1) a snob who is finally put in her place and is made speechless and (2) the comeuppance of a lady who oversteps.

If you want a quiet escape into the period and people of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, you may want to give My Dearest Mr. Darcy a try.

I think that this winter weather has got me antsy, I’m ready to dive into something actionpacked next!

ISBN-10: 1402217420 – Trade Paperback $14.99
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark; 1st edition (January 1, 2010), 352 pages.
Review copy provided by the publisher.

Thank you to Danielle and SourceBooks for this review opportunity!

Come to NYC May 25-29, 2010 for Book Expo America (BEA) & the Book Bloggers Convention –


I just wanted to give a shout out for the Book Expo America on May 25-27, 2010 and the Book Bloggers Convention on Friday, May 28, 2010 in New York this May 2010. There’s early bird pricing for the Book Bloggers Convention, it’s $90 until Feb. 14 and from Feb 15 onwards it is $115. The price depends on when payment is received, not when you register!

If you have the time and can get to NYC, I am certain that you’ll love experience of being surrounded by books, authors, and booklovers. I’ll post more about these events soon, just want to raise the prospect of a visit!

The Book Bloggers Convention has arranged for bloggers and authors to answer questions about the Book Expo in the next few days, so stay tuned or head over to the Book Bloggers Convention site. UPDATE: The Book Bloggers Convention has affiliated with BEA, so a ticket to the Book Bloggers Convention gets you a pass to the BEA.

Book Blogger Convention

Book Review of The Last Surgeon by Michael Palmer


The Last Surgeon
The blurb:
“It’s not if I’m going to kill you, it’s how.”
Everyone told Gillian Coates that her sister’s suicide was just that: a suicide. Everyone told Dr. Nick Garrity that his best friend, Lieutenant Umberto Vasquez, had simply disappeared, battling the demons of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Gillian doesn’t believe it. Nick doesn’t believe it. And soon, they discover a chilling connection between these two seemingly random events…a common denominator that will lead a killer to the next victim…and the last surgeon.

A shocking thriller from New York Times bestselling author and master of medical suspense Michael Palmer – filled with insider details that follows a psychopath’s terrifying trail.

Review:
This is my first time to read a medical thriller by Michael Palmer. In The Last Surgeon, Michael Palmer has created a dark villain who has made the artful masking of murder his life’s work. The book is fast paced and the lead protagonists, Gillian Coates and Dr. Nick Garrity, work well
together.

I had hoped for a different ending – and would love to hear what others think of this book.

ISBN-10: 031258749X – Hardcover $26.99
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (February 16, 2010), 384 pages.
Review copy provided by the author.

About the Author, courtesy of his website:
Michael Palmer, M.D., is the author of the forthcoming The First Patient (2008), The Fifth Vial, The Society, Fatal, The Patient, Miracle Cure, Critical Judgment, Silent Treatment, Natural Causes, Extreme Measures, Flashback, Side Effects, and The Sisterhood. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages. He 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 is now an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s physician health program.

Intrigued? Read the prologue at http://www.michaelpalmerbooks.com/files/Prologue-TheLastSurgeon.pdf
Follow Michael Palmer on Twitter and Facebook at http://www.twitter.com/michael_palmer and http://www.facebook.com/michaelpalmerthrillers

Thank you so much to Bostick Communications and Michael Palmer for this review opportunity!

Book Review of My Dearest Mr. Darcy: An Amazing Journey into Love Everlasting


My Dearest Mr. Darcy: An Amazing Journey into Love Everlasting
The blurb:
Darcy is more deeply in love with his wife than ever. As the golden summer draws to a close, and the Darcys look ahead to the end of their first year of marriage, Mr. Darcy could never have imagined his life could grow even deeper with the passage of time…

Lizzie is full of surprises…Elizabeth is unpredictable and lively, pulling Darcy out of his stern and serious demeanor with her teasing and temptation. Looking ahead and planning for celebrations and life events large and small, Lizzy can still catch Darcy unawares when he least expects it…

But surprising events force the Darcys to weather absence and illness, and to discover whether they can find a way to build a bond of everlasting love and desire…

Review:
If you enjoy novels that extrapolate on the love story of Lizzie Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy and Sharon Lathan’s books, My Dearest Mr. Darcy will surely entertain.

I enjoyed this the most because in My Dearest Mr. Darcy, Lathan tells the story partly from Dr. George Darcy’s point of view. Dr. George Darcy is Fitzwilliam’s uncle who lived and worked in India for years and as he writes to Jharna, his love, about his impressions of England and his family during this first visit in decades, Dr. Darcy brings a lively and interesting perspective. I enjoyed reading Dr. Darcy’s observations of how Fitzwilliam Darcy had changed and his view on the relationship between Lizzie and Darcy.

I don’t want to give anything away, but the other passages that I enjoyed involved (1) a snob who is finally put in her place and is made speechless and (2) the comeuppance of a lady who oversteps.

If you want a quiet escape into the period and people of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, you may want to give My Dearest Mr. Darcy a try.

I think that this winter weather has got me antsy, I’m ready to dive into something actionpacked next!

ISBN-10: 1402217420 – Trade Paperback $14.99
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark; 1st edition (January 1, 2010), 352 pages.
Review copy provided by the publisher.

Thank you to Danielle and SourceBooks for this review opportunity!

Come to NYC May 25-29, 2010 for Book Expo America (BEA) & the Book Bloggers Convention –


I just wanted to give a shout out for the Book Expo America on May 25-27, 2010 and the Book Bloggers Convention on Friday, May 28, 2010 in New York this May 2010. There’s early bird pricing for the Book Bloggers Convention, it’s $90 until Feb. 14 and from Feb 15 onwards it is $115. The price depends on when payment is received, not when you register!

If you have the time and can get to NYC, I am certain that you’ll love experience of being surrounded by books, authors, and booklovers. I’ll post more about these events soon, just want to raise the prospect of a visit!

The Book Bloggers Convention has arranged for bloggers and authors to answer questions about the Book Expo in the next few days, so stay tuned or head over to the Book Bloggers Convention site. UPDATE: The Book Bloggers Convention has affiliated with BEA, so a ticket to the Book Bloggers Convention gets you a pass to the BEA.

Book Blogger Convention