Wednesday, February 15, 2012

It's not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath." Aeschylus


When stressed out Dr. John Meacham goes on a shooting spree, killing a umber of patients and fellow employees, Dr. Lou Welcome is blamed.

Lou had been overseeing his friend, Dr. Meacham, a Physicians Wellness. This organization counsels and tries to help doctors who have psychological problems resulting in their loss of anger. They also council doctors who medicate themselves with drugs and alcohol.

As the story progresses, we observe Lou's compassionate nature wile a number of other characters exhibit unexplained anger that seems to take control of their body for a time, and then, if they haven't done anything fatal, goes away. The person exhibiting this anger seems almost unaware of what happened. We witness a number of tragic events due to this extreme anger. Lou tries to find out what is causing it.

He meets Dr. Darlene Mallory, the First Lady of the United States and they form a bond together, both trying to find answers to this mystery.

The characters are realistically portrayed. Lou's thirteen-year-old daughter Emily is a charmer. The author brings her and Lou to life at moments such as when they are spending time playing monopoly. In reality, Lou is using the game so he can see how Emily is doing with her mother and new step-father. How many parents don't know how to communicate with teenage children? In this novel, the author provides a number of good lessons.

The plot is laid out nicely with some interesting surprises. I found the book to be very entertaining and recommend it to readers who enjoy medical thrillers and good suspense.


1. be a follower of this blog

2. use above link and go to the Amazon review and indicate that the review was helpful.

3. leave email address for contact and note that you have completed steps 1 and 2.

4. Add to Google circles if possible

5. Giveaway ends Feb. 29th.

6. This is for an advanced review copy

7. U. S. and Canada only -sorry, postage.

Have fun.


druidgirl said...

Hi MIke,\
Yes I am a follower and I went to Amazon. I have been trying to win this book everywhere. Maybe, I'll get lucky or I'll keep trying or go and buy it LOL


misskallie2000 said...

I went to Amazon and left comment (B.B. Hill). Great Review Mike.
I am a follower & email subscriber

I don't know how to add you to my circles. I guess I am to old to get with the latest & greatest. lol

Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. Have been entering at other blogs but no luck yet.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I am a follower by google as Marjorie/cenya2
I left a comment on amazon.
Sounds like a great read to me.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I have added you to google+

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Donna Safford said...

I am a follower and have gone to Amazon and clicked that the review was helpful. The book sounds great and I hope to win a copy.

Donna =)

Tore923 said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. I selected this review was helpful at Amazon. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

skkorman said...

Thanks for another great review and giveaway, Mike—I would so love to read this book!

I left a comment on your amazon review, and I both follow you on GFC (skkorman) and subscribe to your emails!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Carol M said...

I have completed steps 1 and 2.
I love medical mysteries and this sounds like one I would really enjoy!
mittens0831 at aol dot com

heather said...

Hey Mike, don't worry about entering me in the gieaway but I did want to tell you that I went to Amazon and Indicated that your review was helpful!

mamabunny13 said...

Please enter me in this giveaway. It sounds like a great read.
gfc - mamabunny13
Yes on Amazon
G+ as Connie Shelor

mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Hi Mike! As always your reviews entice me to pick up the book! :-) I'm following you on GFC and I've left a comment on your Amazon review as well as marking "yes". Thanks, as always for the opportunity to win!
reducefootprints at gmail dot com

Paige said...

Thanks for the giveaway =)

GFC follower: Paige
Amazon Name: Paige Bradish

RICK'S PICKS! said...

Quite well done review Mike!
Hope you post it for my 5,645 plus members on my James Mason Community Book Club-
Please dopost link for it!
Rick Friedman

Patricia said...

I am gladly a follower and I found the review very helpful on amazon. I have added you to my Google circles.


Patricia aka Mamaw

catslady said...

I went to Amazon and am a follower. Another great review and it sounds like an exciting story and one I would enjoy.


Vicki said...

I follow your blog

Vicki said...

I marked your review as helpful and left a comment.

Vicki said...

I have completed steps 1 and 2

Vicki said...

I've added you to my Google+ circle

Ethan said...

I've completed the steps. Thanks for the giveaway!

Karen B said...

1 and 2 are done. Excellent review!

Sheri W said...

Oath of office sounds (Michael Palmer) fantastic! I follow your blog & email subscriber and went to amazon and liked it, I also left a comment there as well.

SheriWilkinson at hotmail dot com

karenk said...

HI Mike,

Would love to read this medical thriller...thanks for the chance.

I'm a follower, too!


kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Sharon said...

done done and done, please enter me :)

sharn3960 [at]

PuttPutt1198Eve said...

I completed steps a and b and added you to Goggle circles.

Sara Kovach / Dare to be Different - Teach! said...

Marked your review as helpful. I am a GFC follower & twitter too. I tried to follow by Google +, but could not locate you.

Sara Kovach / Dare to be Different - Teach! said...

forgot my email

Unknown said...

Thanks to everyone who entered this giveaway, the winner is Patricia Blackmon.

Hope everyone continues to enter these giveaways, the one for "Bleed For Me" will have three winners.


Sara Kovach / Dare to be Different - Teach! said...

Thanks for inviting me to take part & to visit your blog.
I follow by GFC - Sara Kovach
I marked the review as helpful, and I have now added you to Google+


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