Mercy by Michael Palmer audiobook

Mercy: A Novel

By Daniel Palmer  and Michael Palmer
Read by Hillary Huber

Macmillan Audio

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781427233660

  • ISBN: 9781427233660

Runtime: 12.94 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Dr. Julie Devereux is an outspoken advocate for the right to die –until a motorcycle accident leaves her fiancé, Sam Talbot, a quadriplegic. Sam begs to end his life, but Julie sees hope in a life together. With the help of an organization that opposes physician-assisted suicide, Julie has Sam coming around to her point of view when he suddenly dies from an unexpected heart attack. An autopsy reveals that Sam died of an unusual heart defect, one seen only in those under extreme stress –in fact, it appears that Sam had been literally scared to death.

As Julie investigates similar cases, she finds a frightening pattern…and finds herself the target of disturbing threats. The more cases Julie discovers, the more the threats escalate, until she is accused of a mercy killing of her own. To clear her name and save her career, she must track down whoever is behind these mysterious deaths...but time is running out as someone has decided that killing Julie is the only way to stop her.

A riveting medical thriller, Mercy will leave readers breathless with twists and turns leading up to its explosive conclusion, from New York Times bestselling author Michael Palmer and his son, acclaimed suspense novelist Daniel Palmer.

"Ample, plausible twists combined with well-developed characters add up to a superior thriller." -Publishers Weekly starred review

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Outstanding…Ample, plausible twists combined with well-developed characters add up to a superior thriller that grapples with the ethics of euthanasia.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Hillary Huber does her usual excellent job narrating the job, bringing the characters to life with her reading as she clearly, but subtlety, delineates the personalities and characters of the many characters." SoundCommentary.com
“Daniel Palmer has followed in the footsteps of his late father, Michael, creating terrifying medical thrillers. Here Daniel works from his father’s unfinished manuscript…The best medical thrillers force readers to confront tough issues concerning medical ethics, and the right to die is the toughest issue of all. The Palmers juggle solid characters, suspense, and moral complexity into a fine package.” Booklist

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Michael Palmer

Author Bio: Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer (1942–2013) authored twenty-one novels of medical suspense, all international bestsellers, including The First Patient, The Second Opinion, and The Last Surgeon. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages. Extreme Measures was the basis for a movie starring Hugh Grant and Gene Hackman.

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Daniel Palmer

Author Bio: Daniel Palmer

Daniel Palmer is the author of numerous critically acclaimed suspense novels, including Delirious and Desperate. After receiving his master’s degree from Boston University, he spent a decade as an e-commerce pioneer before turning his attention to writing.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 12.94
Audience: Adult
Language: English