The Patient

The Patient Details

Neurosurgeon Jessie Copeland works at the very frontier of neurosurgery, developing technology that could revolutionize the treatment of brain tumors. But her work brings her to the attention of an infinitely dangerous man.

Claude Malloche is brilliant, remorseless—a terrorist without regard for human life. He is also ill with a brain tumor considered to be inoperable. Nothing can stop Malloche from getting to the woman he believes can cure him. For those caught in his path, the nightmare has just begun...and no one is more aware of the stakes than Jessie Copeland.

In brain surgery there are no guarantees—but that’s exactly what Malloche demands. With disaster just one cut away, Jessie faces the most harrowing case of her life—and the price of failure may be thousands of lives....

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  • Jim

    This was the first novel by Michael Palmer that I had read. I wasn't familiar with him until my father had mentioned him. I have read Robin Cook and Michael Crichton and enjoyed their books so I decid...

  • Carlos JP Navia

    To be honest, although this is an exciting read, I don't think it's superb literature; however, I so thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this particular story--the action/mystery, the high emotion, the ...

  • Krista

    I loved this book!...

  • Judy Mann

    Here's what I think. I think Michael Palmer was a good writer.That said I think every single Muslim on the face of this earth should be demanding a Royalty fee for every single American novelist who h...

  • Em*bedded-in-books*

    I am a sucker for medical thrillers, and this satisfied my expectations in that it had elements I liked - a busy hospital, sick patients and doctors always in a game of chess with King Death. Very bus...

  • Akindeko Ayooluwa

    I read this book like 2years back, and I actually loved it. Although the end was kinda predictable, it still had all those twists, high tensions, emotions and mysteries. The onky Micheal Palmer book I...

  • Samantha Osborne

    it was ok but it took forever for it to get to the good stuff it was a little boring at first then got better ...

  • Shirlene

    Claude Malloche was wanted by the CIA and they had found out that he had a brain tumor. He had gone to see a surgeon in Iowa. Payment was arranged to the doctor and everything was set until the doctor...

  • Grace

    Terrorists, brain tumours, crazy people, determined doctors, spunky heroine... what else could I ask for? It was short! Admittedly, I had a hard time putting this one down. So, I didn't. I'm pretty su...

  • Carol

    Fanastic story about a ruthless serial killer who ends up with a brain tumor that he moves heaven and earth to have removed. He kills many people and would have killed many more if not for the brave d...