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Resistant (Dr. Lou Welcome #3)
They are the most ruthless enemy we have ever faced.
And they are one millionth our size.
When Dr. Lou Welcome fills in last minute for his boss at a national conference in Atlanta he brings along his best friend, Cap Duncan. But an accident turns tragic when Cap injures his leg while running. Surgeo...more
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An organization called the "Society of One Hundred Neighbors", which has exactly 100 members, wants to control the U.S government so they can get rid of policies they don't like - especially entitlement programs. The society has secret members across the country including politicians, cops, judges, doctors, scientists, business people, and so on - all of whom are dedicated to achieving their goal.
As the story opens the society has created and unleashed a 'Doomsday Germ' called Janus - ...more
With that out of the way I'd sincerely recommend anyone to avoid this book like the plague.
It starts off well enough, we are introduced to the bacteria, a very nasty piece of work that is unstoppable. This evil thing was released into the world by a group of terrorist ...more
For decades, Palmer established himself as a top-notch writer of primarily medical thrillers. One of his novels even made it to the big screen as EXTREME MEASURES was made into a film starring Hugh Grant and Harrison Ford. Palmer's last few novels went away from the medical genre and were solid po ...more
That being said, the plot twists and turns (from the trail run, to the CDC, to the FBI investigation, to Red Cliffs) and the persistent amazing-ness of Dr. Lou Welcome went from pretty cool to overbearing and then just plain ridiculous. As the story went on, I started thinking of the Old Spice Guy from recent TV commercials. From Wikipedia: ...more
his boss at a convention in Atlanta he brings along his best
friend Cap Duncan. An accident turns tragic when Cap injuries his
leg while running. Surgeons save the leg but the open wound is a
perfect breeding ground for a deadly microbial invader committed
to eating Cap alive from the inside out. The germ is resistant to
any known antibiotic and the scientist tasked with finding a cure
has been kidnapped. Turning to the Center for Disease C ...more
I'm sad that Resistant by Michael Palmer is the last episode of Dr. Lou Welcome that I'll ever have the pleasure of reading. Palmer passed away as the book was being finished, so this will serve as his final work. I read that his family worked to finish it up and get it published, and I wonder if that's responsible for a few of the nagging issues I had with the story.
The overall story line involves the emergence of a bacteria that is resistant to all antibiotics that doct ...more
Lou brings his best friend and AA sponsor Cap Duncan. They go running on mountain terrain and a fall lands Cap in the hospital. While there, he contracts a deadly infection for which there is no cure. This flesh eating bacteria is dubbed the D ...more
My reaction to this third book in the Dr. Lou Welcome series probably was a bit affected by the fact that I had just finished watching Part I and Part II of ATLAS SHRUGGED (author: Ayn Rand) on Netflix. Both have a theme centering on political philosophy: the 100 Neighbors in RESISTANT want the government to end entitlement programs such as Social Securi ...more
What would happen if 100 ultra rich and powerful people in the United States formed a secret society that was set on bringing our Government to it's needs and forcing it to close down all social programs, such as Social Security, Medicare, Food Stamps, etc. What would happen. Well this group com ...more
The plot for this novel sounds, at first glance, extremely hokey…something reminiscent of a movie-of-the-week from back in the 70’s. A group of 100 right- ...more
So the med ...more
The main character depises other doctors for not being emphathetic yet in his mind he apparently can connect with people like no ...more
It was a pretty good thriller, involving a so-called Doomsday Virus, which was actually a bacterium since it was first treatable with antibiotics. Then the bacterium mutated, and scientists were frantically looking for something that would destroy it, since the incidence of the human cases were spreading. Unknown to the government and the doctors trying to treat patients, the bact ...more
I did not en joy the political add to a medical thr ...more
It's obvious where someone else took over the story and finished it so that fans of Michael Palmer would have one last book of his. The last hundred (or so) pages are totally unrealistic and filled with "supermen" with fantastic ...more
The characters are fascinating and you find yourself rooting for them, even when it seems strange things are g ...more
The key themes common in, particularly the Dr. Lou Welcome books of an intrepid doctor, sobriety, getting through tough times, and the importance of following an AA program are all present.
Written at the same level as most of his other books Palmer carries the reader along enough so that you keep turning pages. Is there a big thumping political agenda that might be hard for some to swallow, yes.
Do the right people sh ...more