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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Teaser Tuesday ~ The First Patient by Michael Palmer

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
The First Patient
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


Gabe Singleton and Andrew Stoddard were roommates at the Naval Academy in Annapolis years ago. Today, Gabe is a country doctor and his friend Andrew has gone from war hero to governor to President of the United States.

One day, while the United States is embroiled in a bitter presidential election campaign, Marine One lands on Gabe's Wyoming ranch, and President Stoddard delivers a disturbing revelation and a startling request. His personal physician has suddenly and mysteriously disappeared, and he desperately needs Gabe to take the man's place. Despite serious misgivings, Gabe agrees to come to Washington.

It is not until he is ensconced in the White House medical office that Gabe realizes there is strong evidence that the President is going insane. Facing a crisis of conscience - as President Stoddard's physician, he has the power to invoke the Twenty-fifth Amendment to transfer presidential power to the Vice President - Gabe uncovers increasing evidence that his friend's condition may not be due to natural causes.

Who? Why? And how? The President's life is at stake. A small-town doctor suddenly finds himself in the most powerful position on earth, and the safety of the world is in jeopardy. Gabe Singleton must find the answers, and the clock is ticking....

My Teaser:

"Without another word, he stepped around behind her, buried a needle to the hilt at the base of her neck, and injected the contents of a syringe into her muscle.  After just a minute, the room began to spin viciously."  Pg. 330


tweezle said...

OOOOHHHH!!! Interesting teaser! This one is going on my list of "must buys". Thanks for sharing!

Here's mine: Just One More Paragraph

Kathy Martin said...

That one sounds great! I'll have to add it to my wishlist. My teaser is from Jane Jones: Worst. Vampire. Ever by Caissie St. Onge. Happy reading!

Confuzzled Shannon said...

I wonder why he did that?! ;-)

quirky girls said...

Your teaser raises lots of questions - which is what it's supposed to do. Makes me want to read it.

Margot @ Quirky Girls Read

Krystal Larson said...

I love the concept of the President going's eerily interesting.