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Silent Treatment

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  3,606 ratings  ·  96 reviews
In his five bestselling novels, from The Sisterhood to Natural Causes, physician Michael Palmer has drawn on years of firsthand emergency-room experience to create the drama of a frighteningly authentic world--a world where the line between medicine and murder is scalpel-thin.Now, in his most harrowing suspense novel yet, Palmer reveals how the power to heal can become a l ...more
ebook, 480 pages
Published January 5th 2011 by Bantam (first published January 1st 1995)
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Deborah Hamilton
From the prologue to the epilogue this book kept me in a panic. I felt for each of the characters in a special way. The balance between the stress of being investigating for the murder of one's wife to solving that mystery was perfect. Just when the reader thought that everyone was figured out.....Nope try again. Classic Palmer style. A great read and true page turner.
Joyce McKune
One thing I love about this author is I don't have to worry about reading them "in order", however, this one could use a sequel. Will Harry and Maura live happily ever after? I suppose after the excitement of this story, nothing they could do would compare.
Harry's wife was having an brain aneurism repaired in the morning. The ward was very full and the person in the next bed was (Maura) going through alcohol withdrawal after head surgery from a drunken fall down the stairs. Harry was visiting a
Palmer has written another winner in his usual gripping, surprise-filled manner. The story starts with the trite phrase, "The Doctor will see you now," although readers will soon comprehend the blood-curdling subtext. Next, four diners at the Jade Restaurant succumb to food poisoning and are hospitalized. One of them turns out to be Ron Farrell, an insurance company executive; a mysterious figure visits him, and he soon dies. Then Harry Corbett, severely wounded in Vietnam and now a doct
Claire Noonan
I resented every minute I had to be away from this book until I finished it. It was suspenseful and compelling. I would have liked a less punchy ending- a bit more of an aftermath would have been nice, to find out a bit more about what happened to some of the characters. One of them- Maura's brother, disappeared from the plot and never returned!
Jeremy Bates
i really enjoyed this one!
it was my first by michael palmer... im not really into medical thrillers, but the pacing and plotting were great
he's a very talented writer.... he sometimes goes a bit over the top with his medical descriptions, but it doesn't distract from the story too much
highly recommended!
Novitaherawati Sembiring
Michael Palmer
i don't know about a silent treatment , because i not yet to read this books .
i want to the meaning to indonesian , because i have a homework about it
please help me to finis my homework ...
Jim C
This novel deals with conspiracy in the field of health insurance. Harry Corbett's wife needs an operation and the night before this operation she is killed. Harry is the suspect and the quest to find out what really happened begins.

This book didn't bore me but it never grabbed my whole interest either. I did like the concept of the book and the idea of how far executives of health insurance companies will go to save money is scary and relevant. I think I was a little turned off by the past hist
Hmmmm...sort of a different plot for Michael Palmer, I rather enjoyed that! Still had the obligatory romance, and bad guy chasing, but definitely kept my interest. I think this would be a good movie.
It's been a long time since I've read a book like this. The author is so good and articulate. I was so engrossed in the book that I had to cut corners to keep on reading it. The characters there too are amazing! Every thing looked so real! The author is good, I mean that good! I won't say anything more than this, I want to keep the suspense in and not let the cat out of the bag. Once you pick this book up, I can assure you that you will not put it down. The first chapter alone is captivating! Th ...more
This book fulfills requirement #6- medical thriller for the 2014 eclectic reader challenge.

I had read some of Michael Palmer's books before and remembered liking him pretty well. I started reading his books because when I worked at a store called Media Play, he came in to do a book signing and I was assigned to help him with anything he needed while he was there. He was a very interesting person to talk to and when I learned about the kind of books he wrote, I was definitely interested in readin
This is the longest I have taken to finish a book this year. Just as I could not find a reason to put it down once I started reading, I could not find a reason to pick it back up again once I did. Days would pass before I decided to give it another go - and I have no apparent reason for having such ambiguous feelings towards it. I usually quite enjoy Palmer's work... Maybe I'm just over him now? Too much of a good thing and all that. Also, the countless typos in this specific edition was like a ...more
This was my first Michael Palmer book. A friend highly recommended his books and I was not disappointed. It didn't get too technical with the medical descriptions. The plot was very interesting and believable. I really liked the main characters. I will definitely read more of his books.
Greer Andjanetta
A very good medical murder mystery sory involving a Russian rogue doctor as assassin for hire. An anti-HMO story dealing with politics in a big hospital and a doctor dedicated to his profession who is skillfully framed for murder.
Rebecca McNutt
Rather disturbing and horrific, but nothing special; a lot of it just dragged aimlessly on through choppy, technical sentences and dull, lifeless characters. If you haven't read it, you didn't miss the boat so don't worry.
Good read.

I thought the various threads (over a period of years) were a little disjointed. That's the reason this was 3 stars for me, rather than 4.

Not my favorite medical suspense novelist, but still a good read.
Cathy Jarvis
This is the 3rd book I have read by this author and will be looking for more. I am impressed by the writing style, story line and character development. An excellent author!
Charlie Baldwin
It's refreshing to read a stand alone book for a change instead of a series. This one, after many "close calls", had a happy ending.
You don't have to concentrate to read these medical paced, not boring and you do learn some medical stuff along the way.
JoAnn Ainsworth
Excellent plot, but the execution of the plot missed many opportunities to ratchet up the tension and make the hero more heroic.
Avid Reader
It gets more like 4 1/2 stars but it is a great book for someone seeking a mystery/thriller novel. There was a few moments when his style of writing jumped into the past not letting you know this and you're stuck trying to figure out who this new character is you're reading about is constantly flipping back and forth through the chapter to see if you've missed something only to find out at the very end of the chapter it's another name for one of the established characters it's just he had a secr ...more
Lynn Pembroke
His books never fail to keep me reading. Scary sometimes to think it could be possible. Always keeps you guessing till the end.
Scary! Good plot, good characters, good author.
Heather Pierce
another great book by this author
Ellen Mandly
3.5 stars started out good, but I lost interest along the way.... felt dated.
Mary Beth
4 1/2 stars fantastic
A good page turner.
Michelle Hanson
Great book.. couldnt put it down.. now want to read more by him..
Feb 03, 2014 Alan marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Debby Cash
Enjoyed this book, like the character interaction.
The book is amazing in its own way. You cannot help imagine hollywood / bollywood actors enacting the roles. Its a perfect script for anyone looking for a lucky break. Nicely written and well thought of.. just a few cliches, like the drunk woman who plays the lead and the other detective.. but it all works fine. The end also fits in like a movie's end. I had expected a better way to end it but nonetheless a good read till the end.
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Michael Palmer, M.D., 1942-2013, was the author of Political Suicide, Oath of Office, A Heartbeat Away, The Last Surgeon, The Second Opinion, The First Patient, The Fifth Vial, The Society, Fatal, The Patient, Miracle Cure, Critical Judgment, Silent Treatment, Natural Causes, Extreme Measures, Flashback, Side Effects, and The Sisterhood. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages.

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