Friday, January 1, 2010

Giveaway!! Giveaway!! The Last Surgeon by Michael Palmer

Dusty the Sailor Dog has chosen the winning email for the giveaway:
Congratulations to tbranco (at) hughes (dot)net


OK, Dusty didn't really choose the winner, I used randomizer.com.

With thanks to the author, Bookvisions is hosting a giveaway of a signed copy of The Last Surgeon by Michael Palmer. 


The Last Surgeon


The New York Times bestselling author and master of medical suspense delivers another shocker of a thriller filled with insider details and a terrifying psychopath

My Review:
An eerie scene with the death of an innocent begins this new Michael Palmer thriller. Dr. Nick Garrity returns from war suffering from PTSD after witnessing the death of his fiancée. Struggling daily with his own trials, Dr. Garrity treats patients out of an urban mobile medical facility helping those without any other access to medical care. Strange deaths and missing persons create a bond between Nick and a psychiatric nurse, Gillian Coates, and together they work through the secrets, dangers, and government red tape until they find the truth.

I confess that I am already a fan of Michael Palmer’s books, so it not surprising that I enjoyed his latest book. The Last Surgeon has the perfect balance of storytelling and dialog.  The main character of Nick is complex, damaged, and interesting.  He struggles with his memories of a horrifying incident at war. He not only works to improve his own life with PTSD, but helps others get the disability help they need.

The story was at times very intense. As an example, as a wounded and weak Dr. Garrity was lowering himself down a rock cliff, I felt like I was climbing down with him and I wasn’t sure we were going to make it! Another aspect of the book that I enjoyed was the change in Nick as the relationship developed between with Gillian.
Some readers may be sensitive to the violence - but then this is an adventure/ thriller and can be expected to have some carnage. I recommend The Last Surgeon to readers who enjoy fast-paced adventure/thriller stories and medical mysteries.


To win a signed copy of The Last Surgeon:
For US & Canada only - NO PO Boxes
One entry for each:


1. Leave one comment here (or on any of my current book reviews). 


2. Follow Bookvisions


3. Follow Bookvisions on Twitter


4. blog or tweet about the giveaway and leave link.


5.  Come back when I post my review and enter a comment for an additional entry.

Be sure to leave your email in each entry. The winner will be chosen at random by Dusty the Sailor Dog, and the winner will have 48 hours to respond with your name and address. The contest will end on January 10, 2010.

53 comments:

  1. I would like to enter to win. Ever since I read The Fifth Vial by Mr. Palmer, I have been wanting to read another one of his books.

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  2. I think M. Palmer is very good. I'd love to win this book; please include me...thanks

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  3. Please enter me. This book sounds great.
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  4. I am a new follower.
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  5. I posted this giveaway on my blog here:
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  6. This book sounds really good, please count
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    I follow by google reader.

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  7. I have never visited this site before but I am glad that I am now. I'd love to receive a free book!

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  10. follow on Twitter (mysticconn)

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  11. I'd love to win this book.
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  12. Please add me also!! I twittered here

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    I am a new follower.
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  13. Please enter me. Thank you!
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  14. I follow
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  15. need some good winter reading,,thx for the contest,,
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  16. Please ocunt me in. This looks very interesting. Thanks for the chance.

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  17. I have read a few books by Michael Palmer, and enjoyed them! I would love to win a signed copy of this! Please enter me

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  18. I am a follower!
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  19. This sounds like a great thriller thanks

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  22. Haven't read anything by this author, but this book sounds fascinating. Please include me in the giveaway.
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  24. I'm a follower on google and twitter. juliecookies(at)gmail.com

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  25. Please enter me. I really want to read this one.
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  26. I almost bought this book at the airport last week but was in the mood for something a bit more lighthearted!
    Thank you for the giveaway!
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  27. I worked in a hospital for 35 years and I love to read his medical thrillers.

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  28. Sounds like a great, thrilling read! Please accept this as my entry. Thanks!

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  30. I follow through google friend. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  31. I follow on twitter. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  32. I love medical mysteries,allways a bit of truth to these stories.I enjoy Michael Palmers books..
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  33. Palmer is one of my favorite authors. Please enter me.

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  34. I follow on Google.

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  37. Hi. I'm a big fan of thrillers and medical mysteries. Would love to win this. polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail dot com

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  38. I'm a follower.
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  39. Please include me in your giveaway
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  40. Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway. Happy New Year!

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  41. I have read all of Michael Palmers books and I think he is the greatest medical mystery author around. Please enter me in your contest. I would love to win a copy of The Last Surgeon. scakins@comcast.net

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  43. I follow your blog.

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  46. Your post on bookblogs said enter again, I
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  47. I'd love to read this. Here's my entry and I am your newest follower.

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  48. I love reading a good thriller. Please enter me. Thank you.

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  49. I follow Bookvisions

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  52. Love this author.
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