By Michael Palmer
A big cover-up long past awry
A sought after health professional accused of murder
Uncovering the reality may positioned the total kingdom at risk
Dr. Gary McHugh, identified round Washington, D.C. because the “society doc,” calls his longtime buddy Dr. Lou Welcome in a kingdom of panic, convinced he's approximately to be arrested for homicide. McHugh used to be present in an alcoholic blackout in his wrecked automobile after traveling a sufferer of his, the strong Chairman of the home Armed companies Committee, Elias Colston. quickly after McHugh leaves, Colston’s spouse returns domestic to discover her husband shot to dying of their storage. McHugh has no recollection of committing the crime and not anyone who may think in his innocence, except Lou. As extra proof come to mild, even Lou has severe doubts. yet whatever approximately McHugh’s tale nags at him and as he appears into concerns, items of the puzzle don’t element to his friend’s guilt so definitively.
With assistance from Sarah Cooper, an bold lawyer along with her personal purposes for hating medical professionals, Lou unearths himself on the heart of a perilous, high-level conspiracy the place the adaptation among correct and improper is an issue of interpretation, and the phrases “whatever it takes” have a chilling meaning. If Lou and Sarah don’t discover the true purposes Colston is useless, they might not continue to exist themselves, and the total state can be in danger for assaults which can damage the very textile of nationwide security.
Once back, bestselling writer Michael Palmer proves that he's the king of suspense during this page-turning mystery set on the crossroads of politics, the army, and clinical science.
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Political Suicide by Michael Palmer