Dr. Nick Garrity is a troubled veteran who suffers from acute Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Nick works in a mobile clinic that serves the needs of the down trodden in the D.C. and Baltimore areas. He is searching for his war buddy Umberto Vasquez, who disappeared shortly after taking a government assignment four years earlier.
Psychiatric nurse Jillian Coates believes her sister's suicide was no suicide at all and is determined to prove it and find her sisters murderer. After stumbling upon a discreet clue her dead sister left behind, Nick and Jillian's paths cross. Together, the two embark on a whirlwind search but find that nothing is what it seems. After uncovering a jaw-dropping discovery, Nick and Jillian find themselves up against the notorious killer, Franz Koller. Koller is a diabolical assassin who's specialty is 'no kill' murders that leave behind no trace of foul play. Time is running out as Koller's mission nears its end and the last names on the list are Jillian Coates and Dr. Nick Garrity, the last surgeon.
Michael Palmer has officially become the premier medical thriller writer of our time with his novel The Last Surgeon. I was blown away by the dynamics of the characters and the intensity with which Palmer wrote them. I found myself clenching my teeth and racing right along with them as they struggle to find the answers. Michael Palmer has moved on to my list of favorite writers with The Last Surgeon and I can't wait to peel back the pages of this talented author's next book.
I am giving The Last Surgeon a well deserved 5-spider rating and recommending this intense read to anyone who loves a fast-paced thriller. Pick up Michael Palmer's latest, The Last Surgeon but be sure to bring a scalpel. You will have to cut this book from your hands in order to put it down!