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Author Dr. Michael Palmer dead at 71


Physician Michael Palmer, who began writing in 1978 to escape alcohol and drug addiction, died on October 30, 2013. After retiring from clinical practice in the mid 1990’s he became associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Physician Health Services, a nonprofit organization that provides doctors with confidential mental health and substance abuse help. The author of such top sellers as Extreme Measures and Natural Causes, he died a day after having a heart attack while returning from an African safari. Read his full New York Times obituary here.

His 20th novel, Resistant, will be published in May and holds have been placed for BSC patrons. No more books are planned, and he will be taken off of the BESTSELLER Club author list.

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New Bestseller Club Titles

cheap shotRobert B. Parker’s Cheap Shot, by Ace Atkins. May, 2014.
A New England Patriots’ player with a reputation as one of the toughest guys in the league repeatedly lands in the news for off the field violence. His agent hires Boston PI Spenser to find the men who he says have been harassing his client. When the player’s son is kidnapped, Spenser puts together his own team of toughs. It will take them all to return the child, especially after a controversial decision ups the ante as the clock winds down on the boy’s future.

ghost shipGhost Ship, by Clive Cussler. May, 2014.
When Kurt Austin is injured attempting to rescue the passengers and crew from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted memories. Determined to know the truth, he begins to search for answers, and finds himself descending into a world of cybercrime, vanishing scientists, suspicious accidents, and human trafficking. He takes on the organization at the heart of this web, facing off with them in locations from Monaco to Madagascar. But where he will ultimately end up, even he could not begin to guess.

walking on waterWalking on Water, by Richard Paul Evans. May, 2014.
After the death of his wife, the loss of his advertising business, and the loss of his home, Alan Christoffersen’s cross-country journey–a walk across America, from Seattle to Key West, with only the pack on his back–has taught him lessons about love, forgiveness and, most of all, hope. Now Alan must return west to face another crisis, and it will take the love of a new friend, and the wisdom of an old friend, to help him to finally leave the past behind and find the strength and hope to live again.

midnight crossroadMidnight Crossroad, by Charlaine Harris. May 2014.
Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a pretty standard dried-up western town. There’s a pawnshop, there’s a diner, and there’s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he’s found the perfect place to work in private. Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth…

resistantResistant, by Michael Palmer. May, 2014.
They fight without conscience or remorse. Their only job is to kill. They are the most ruthless enemy we have ever faced. And they are one millionth our size. A deadly bacteria, resistant to any known antibiotic, has been linked to a group known as One Hundred Neighbors that has infiltrated our society and is using our health institutions as hostages. Dr. Lou Welcome must stop an epidemic, and face his most terrifying demons.

shadow spellShadow Spell, by Nora Roberts. April, 2014.
Meara and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the countryside. His brush with death propels them into a quick, hot tangle. Plenty of women have found their way to Connor’s bed, but none to his heart until now. Connor will need his family and friends around him when his past rolls in like the fog, threatening an end to all he loves…

field of preyField of Prey, by John Sandford. May, 2014.
A horrible smell in an abandoned farmyard in Red Wing, Minnesota led a county deputy to find a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another. By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, there were fifteen bodies and counting. And as if that weren’t enough, the victims had been killed over many years, one every summer, like clockwork. How could this have happened without anybody noticing? The killer had to live close by. He was probably even someone they saw every day. . . .

All About Michael Palmer


Michael Palmer’s new Dr. Lou Welcome novel, Political Suicide, comes out in January 2013.

According to Palmer’s website, he got such a bad grade on his first college English paper that  he named one of his villains after the professor.

But despite his slow start, Palmer has had 9 novels on the NY Times Bestseller list – and political suicide promises to be number 10.

Palmer is a medical doctor by training and was inspired to start writing by Robin Cook – a fellow Wesleyan University graduate. Palmer’s younger sister helped him identify enjoyable elements of thrillers and the Corey Prescription was born.

Palmer isn’t just a writer, he still uses his medical training at the Massachusetts Medical Society helping doctors struggling with illness or substance abuse get back on track.

New Best-Selling Titles Coming to the Scott County Library System

  Threat Vector by Tom Clancy– Jack Ryan is back in the Oval Office and threats in China are looming on the horizon. Cyberwarfare, submarines, and all the top-secret intelligence plots Clancy fans love.
Coming December 2012
  Political Suicide by Michael Palmer – Dr. Lou Welcome from Oath of Office is back  and now he’s embroiled in a murderous scandal. The more information he acquires, the more of a target he becomes.
Coming January 2013
   Alex Cross Run by James Patterson – A plastic surgeon arrested by Alex Cross is out of jail – and out for revenge. And then Alex is called to the scene of a murdered newborn mother and a missing baby. With  multiple investigations going nowhere, will Alex realize he’s in danger before it’s too late?
Coming February 2013
   A Place to Belong by Lauraine Snelling – The final book in the Wild West Wind series promises to resolve the love triangle between the Engstrom brothers and Cassie Lockwood.
Coming April 2013
  Until the End of Time by Danielle Steel – Two lovers four decades apart – do you believe in destiny?
Coming January 2013

Residents of the Quad Cities can click the titles above to place their own holds. Scott County Library System users can join the BESTSELLER Club to be one of the first on the holds list!
Certain authors are also available in Large Print!