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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (950 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Palmer Narrator: Robert Petkof Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dr. Lou Welcome Series Release Date:
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Michael Palmer, the New York Times bestselling author of several medical thrillers,brings us a shocking new thriller at the crossroads of politics and medicine.

What if a well-respected doctor inexplicably goes on a murderous rampage?

When Dr. John Meacham goes on a shooting spree at the office, his business partner, staff, and two patients are killed in the bloodbath. Then Meacham turns the gun on himself.

The blame falls on Doctor Lou Welcome. Welcome worked with Meacham years before as a counselor after John’s medical license had been revoked for drug addiction. Lou knew that John was an excellent doctor and deserved to be practicing medicine and fought hard for his license to be restored. After hearing the news of the violent outburst, Lou is in shock like everyone else, but mostly he’s incredulous. And when he begins to look into it further, the terrifying evidence he finds takes him down a path to an unspeakable conspiracy that seems to lead directly to the White House and those in the highest positions of power.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It takes a brilliant mind to get a plot like this going and to cover all the possibilities in the story. Michael Palmer has the intelligence and the know how to do it and do it with complete assurance.”

    Huffington Post

  • “A darn good read.”


  • “A shocker.”

    Associated Press 

  • “[A] suspenseful thriller…Palmer’s easy mix of science and individual courage should please his many fans.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This is Palmer at his most terrifying, most plausible and, worst of all, most realistic.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “An author with undeniable talent.”


  • “Is there something in the water making people around the nation’s capital commit crazy, unhinged acts?...Ultimately, Welcome and the First Lady team up against bad guys who will do anything to keep secrets. This thriller raises compelling issues and features a likeable hero.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Robert Petkoff delivers solid narration in this audio edition of the latest medical thriller from Palmer…Petkoff’s pacing is spot on and his reading often chilling. He infuses his performance with just enough melodrama to maintain suspense while keeping the novel grounded in reality. Petkoff deftly delivers Palmer’s complex story, while providing unique voices for all the characters. The result is an enjoyable listen.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “Robert Petkoff’s narration adds drama and tension to this chilling story based on ‘advances’ in agricultural science…Petkoff has a range of unique voices to draw on to portray a variety of characters and their regional origins. He is fully credible as researchers, restaurateurs, and thugs—and even the president and first lady...Listeners, especially those who enjoy conspiracy thrillers, will be thoroughly engaged.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Janel Tortorice | 2/13/2014

    " Very predictable but engaging anyway. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Charlotte | 2/10/2014

    " If I had known this book concerned giant termites and genetically manipulated corn, I would never have read it. The title has little to do with the "meat" of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Judy | 2/10/2014

    " I usually enjoy this author's medical thrillers. This one seemed too far out for me to really believe plus the storyline that involved White House personnel was very implausible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by CarolAnn | 2/4/2014

    " This was a great page-turner. It was thought provoking with the subject of biological modified organisms. How often do we eat things that have been enhanced and changed? It really made me think about things that can go wrong. Albeit, this is fictional and the results were extreme but do we tamper with Mother Nature a little too much. It was a very vivid thriller and I have always enjoyed Michael Palmer's novels. "

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