• In his five bestselling novels, from The Sisterhood to Natural Causes, physician Michael Palmer has drawn on years of firsthand emergencyroom experience to create the drama of a frighteningly authentic worlda world where the line between medicine and murder is scalpelthin.  Now, in his most harrowing suspense novel yet, Palmer reveals how the power to heal can become a license to kill....With his wife, Evie, scheduled for surgery the next day, Dr.  Harry Corbett goes to the hospital for what he hopes will be a quiet evening of reconciliation.  In recent weeks Evie, never quick to share her feelings, has been more closed and distant than ever.But when Harry reaches Evie's room, it is too late for reconciliation.  Shockingly, without warning, Evie is dead.  The police suspect homicide.  And their only suspect is Dr.  Harry Corbett.Harry is not prepared for the stunning revelations that follow: His bright, beautiful, highly ambitious wife was leading a double life; she may have haddangerous secrets.  But what secret could have been explosive enough to die for?Then the killer strikes again, boldly, tauntingly murdering one of Harry's favorite patients in such a way that only Harry knows the death was not natural.  This time Harry is certain: The killer, medically sophisticated, coolly arrogant, moving undetected through a busy urban hospita, could only be a doctor.  And he wondershow many more will die?Desperately Harry probes deeper, following the only clue Evie left.  What he finds is a sinister pattern that threatens patients in every hospital in the city.  Harry is engaged in a lifeanddeath battle of wits with a chillingly efficient monster.  And until the doctor is unmasked, no patient is safe from his lethal silent treatment.Michael Palmer has done it again, delivering a noholdsbarred novel of medical intrigue a gripping thriller that features the most terrifying physiciansince Hannibal Lecter.  Silent Treatment will keep your pulse racing from beginning to endFrom the Paperback edition.

  • The master of medical suspense takes you to prestigious Boston Heart Institute, where some patients are dying to get well....After a troubled past, Dr.  Brian Holbrook has been given a second chance to prove himself.  At stateoftheart Boston Heart Institute, he's been chosen to join the medical team testing a new miracle drug.  The initial results are so promising that Brian pushes to get his fatherwho suffers from a dangerous heart conditionaccepted into the study.But Brian is beginning to suspect his superiors are hiding something.  Why are crucial records disappearing? Why did a patient making startling progress suddenly die? Is the miracle drug a prescription for death? The answers could cost Brian more than his career.  For at Boston Heart Institute, knowing too much is the quickest way to the morgue.From the Paperback edition.

  • The Bristol badge has sat proudly on a succession of fast, reliable and expensive 6-, 8- and 10- cylinder cars since 1946. Though it was initially revered by the motoring press, an air of mystery descended over the marque throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Now under new ownership, Bristol is to be reborn with new state-of-the-art models proposed which aim to capture the excellence and exclusivity of the early models. As a compliment to the revival, this book celebrates the rich diversity of each model from Bristol Cars' production catalogue. Bristol Cars Model by Model provides a history of the development and production of each of the cars, including coachbuilt and racing models, with full specifications. It is richly illustrated with over 400 photographs.

  • Paru en 1983 sous le titre: Des petits journaux aux grandes agences. Naissance du journalisme moderne, 1863-1914, aux éditions Aubier, et aujourd'hui, épuisé, le texte d'origine de Michael B. Palmer, franco-britannique, est édité complété d'une postface. Référence bibliographique incontournable de l'histoire de "l'âge d'or de la presse", fondée sur l'exploitation des archives de l'agence Havas, de plusieurs journaux, des premières associations de journalistes et de bien d'autres sources, l'étude de Palmer est donc à nouveau disponible.

  • Comment capter, dire le monde, au jour le jour? Pourquoi ne pas revisiter les observations des journalistes expérimentés ayant couvert, entre autres, "feu la Yougoslavie" entre 1989 et 2001, ou -triste jeu de mots- la Yougoslavie en feu? Cet ouvrage capte les logiques des acteurs d'un univers du Récit, du Temps et de l'Espace, en fait de la "Géocommuncation". Il se destine aux journalistes, aux historiens, aux sociolinguistes, et à tous ceux qui suivent de près la couverture des relations internationales par les médias.

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    International news-agencies, such as Reuters, the Associated Press and Agence France-Presse, have long been `unsung heroes' of the media sphere. From the mid-nineteenth century, in Britain, the US, France and, to a lesser extent, Germany, a small number of agencies have fed their respective countries with international news reports. They informed governments, businesses, media and, indirectly, the general public. They helped define `news'. Drawing on years of archival research and first-hand experience of major news agencies, this book provides a comprehensive history of the leading news agencies based in the UK, France and the USA, from the early 1800s to the present day. It retraces their relations with one another, with competitors and clients, and the types of news, information and data they collected, edited and transmitted, via a variety of means, from carrier-pigeons to artificial intelligence. It examines the sometimes colourful biographies of agency newsmen, and the rise and fall of news agencies as markets and methods shifted, concluding by looking to the future of the organisations.

  • Toby Nelms is an ordinary 8-year-old boy who needs a routine operation. Everything seems to go well; the surgery is a success; Toby is sent home.Months later, terror begins to take over Toby's life, and he keeps on bursting into tortured screaming. He has begun to relive every moment of his operation - including the immense pain.Neurosurgeon Zack Iverson must discover why the young boy is re-experiencing every detail of the operation. And he must also uncover the horrifying secret that is being hidden by the hospital where Toby was treated. For Toby is not the only one who is suffering this strange and horrific effect after surgery. Iverson needs to find out the truth quickly, before an innocent child dies - and before another patient is wheeled into the Operating Room, to experience every slice of the scalpel's merciless blade

  • Has everything - a terrifying plot.breakneck pace.vividly drawn characters' John SaulDr. Kate Bennett is a brilliant young pathologist with a loving husband and a bright future. But her world is about to be turned upside down. At the Omnicenter, a high-tech health facility for women, a strange and puzzling illness has killed two patients - an illness which has no definite cause, let alone a cure. When Kate is called in to investigate the mysterious deaths she uncovers a horrifying secret which certain influential people will stop at nothing to protect. It is a terrible medical discovery which has its roots in one of the greatest evils in the history of humankind. Now her best friend has fallen ill and is exhibiting the same symptoms as the previous victims - Kate must expose the sinister plot before it is too late. However, with powerful enemies and few friends Dr. Bennett's disturbing discovery comes to threaten not only her career, but also her marriage, her sanity and her life.

  • Dr Abby Dolan was on the fast track at a major San Francisco hospital when she made a critical choice: to follow her fiance, Josh Wyler, to the picturesque California town of Patience, where he has a new job with the manufacturing giant Colstar. Working in a small-town emergency room, knowing her every move sparks gossip, Abby nonetheless begins to feel at home-until the first undiagnosable patients start to showing up. Abby calls them NIWWs: No Idea What, s Wrong. And despite her cosiderable skills, she can, tcrack these baffling, seemingly random cases. When Josh too begins to suffer disturbing symptoms, followed by manic, even violent behaviour, she wonders: could Colstar somehow be poisoning the town? Warned by a colleague that her predecessor in the ER died in a dubious accident after makink similar allegations, Abby refuses to back off. She begins to question everyone and everything around her in the now hosti le town of patience-while her most dangerous enemy is far closer than she thinks.

  • Inside Boston Doctors Hospital, patients areyes'>#160;yes'>#160;dying. In the glare of the operating room, theyyes'>#160;yes'>#160;survive the surgeon's knife. But in the dark, hollowyes'>#160;yes'>#160;silence of the night, they die. Suddenly,yes'>#160;yes'>#160;inexplicable, horribly. A tough, bright doctor will risk hisyes'>#160;yes'>#160;very lifeto dedicated young nurse unknowinglyyes'>#160;yes'>#160;holds the and the answers. Together they willyes'>#160;yes'>#160;discover that no one is from...From the Paperback edition.

  • Dr. Sarah Baldwin races to a Boston hospital with a young woman whose normal labor has suddenly become a matter of life and death. As she struggles to save both mother and baby, she doesn't know that two other women have already died under horrifying identical circumstances. And so begins Sarah's own nightmare, as she learns that the prenatal herbal vitamins she prescribed are the only thing these women have in common. Soon Sarah is fighting to save her career, her reputationher life. For she's certain there must be some unknown factor linking these women, and as she gets closer to the truth, it becomes clear that someone will do anythingeven murderto keep a devastating secret.From the Paperback edition.

  • Gifted and highly respected, Dr Jessie Copeland is about to revolutionise the field of neurosurgery with her ground-breaking bio-engineering invention.



    Claude Malloche is suffering from a brain tumour, beyond the treatment of existing medical practice, and only Dr Copeland and her new technique can save him...



    But Malloche is the mysterious and ruthless killer holding the Boston hospital where Jessie works, and the city, to ransom. If Jessie fails to cure him, hundreds of innocent people will die...



    But if she succeeds, will Malloche only disappear once more to continue his deadly work?

  • An agonizing sports injury did more than end Brian Holbrook's professional football dreams. It left the skilled cardiologist with an addiction to prescription painkillers that eventually cost him his marriage and his license to practice medicine. But now, at thirty-eight, Brian's cleaned up his act, swallowed his pride, and is ready to start over. The prestigious Boston Heart Institute has offered Brian an opportunity to participate in trials of a new drug that could revolutionize medicine. Vasclear may have the power to reverse arteriosclerosis, the number one killer in the civilized world. The initial results are so dazzling Brian pushes to get his own father, who has a dangerous heart condition, into the scheme. But soon Brian is uneasy. Under close scrutiny because of his past, Brian cannot afford to make waves, but the mysterious disappearance of a colleague and deaths of patients on the scheme compels him to ask questions. However, with billions of dollars at stake, questions could cost him his career - and his father's life. For as Brian is beginning to suspect, knowing too much at the Boston Heart Institute is the quickest way to the morgue.

  • Anglais On Call

    Michael Palmer

    An exclusive ebook novella of medical-political suspense featuring Dr Lou Welcome by the New York Times bestselling author, for fans of Robin Cooke and Michael Connelly.

    When a murder victim is discovered in the On Call Room at Dr Lou Welcome's medical school, he is shocked to find himself a lead suspect in the investigation. Working with a classmate - and fellow suspect - to clear his name, Lou will soon discover the circumstances behind this tragedy are not what they seem...

  • Anglais Resistant

    Michael Palmer

    From New York Times bestselling author Michael Palmer comes his nineteenth heart-stopping thriller at the crossroads of politics and medicine, featuring the much-loved Dr Lou Welcome.

    A shocking medical-political thriller featuring Dr Lou Welcome by the New York Times bestselling author and master of suspense. For fans of Robin Cooke and Michael Connelly.


    When Dr Lou Welcome has to fill in for his boss at the Physical Wellness Office, giving a speech at a national conference in Atlanta, he takes advantage of the opportunity to have an exclusive tour of the Center for Disease Control. As he watches scientists talk about antibacterial resistance and biological weaponry before disappearing into mysterious restricted labs, Lou can't help but wonder about the development of weapons of mass destruction.


    Little does he know that a scientist working a top-secret project will be kidnapped, and Lou will become enmeshed in a case that could have fatal consequences across the country...

  • Anglais A Heartbeat Away

    Michael Palmer

    A shocking medical-political thriller by the New York Times bestselling author and master of suspense, for fans of Robin Cooke and Michael Connelly.


    The fate of the country lies in the hands of one man.


    On the eve of his State of the Union address, President James Allaire is ready to give the speech of his career. But when a terrorist group lets a deadly virus into the Capitol building, horror is unleashed and the 700 people present must be quarantined.


    Virologist Griffin Rhodes - currently imprisoned for alleged acts of terrorism - is the only person who could combat the strain. Enemies are closing in, and every presidential successor - but one - is trapped inside the Capitol. With the security of the nation at stake, can Griff unravel the mystery before time runs out?

  • Anglais Oath of Office

    Michael Palmer

    A shocking medical-political thriller featuring Dr Lou Welcome by the New York Times bestselling author and master of suspense. For fans of Robin Cooke and Michael Connelly.


    A well-respected doctor on a murderous rampage. Only one person can clear his name.


    When Dr John Meacham goes on a shooting spree, his business partner, staff, and two patients are killed in the bloodbath. Then Meacham turns the gun on himself. The blame lands on Dr Lou Welcome, who worked with Meacham when his medical license was revoked years before. Lou believed in John when no one else did, fighting for his license to be restored, and knows there must be more to the horrifying act than meets the eye. As Lou explores the case further, he uncovers terrifying evidence of an unspeakable conspiracy. One that leads directly to the White House and those in the highest positions of power...

  • Anglais The Last Surgeon

    Michael Palmer

    A shocking medical-political thriller by the New York Times bestselling author and master of suspense, for fans of Robin Cooke and Michael Connelly.


    Four murders. Three accidents. Two suicides. One left...


    Dr Nick Garrity, a veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress, spends his days and nights giving medical treatment to the homeless in D.C. and Baltimore.


    Nurse Gillian Coates is determined to find her sister's killer. She knows Belle Coates didn't take her own life, though every piece of evidence suggests she did. Every piece, that is, but one: Belle has left Gillian a subtle clue connecting her with Dr Nick Garrity.


    But another, deadlier force is at work. Together Nick and Gillian discover patients dying for a fatally botched case, and Franz Koller - the master of murder that doesn't look like murder. As the pair uncover the terrifying secret behind the killings, Koller's mission will not be complete until Gillian Coates and Garrity, the last surgeon, are dead.

  • A shocking medical-political thriller featuring Dr Lou Welcome by the New York Times bestselling author and master of suspense. For fans of Robin Cooke and Michael Connelly.

  • In his five bestselling novels, from The Sisterhood to Natural Causes, physician Michael Palmer has drawn on years of firsthand emergencyroom experience to create the drama of a frighteningly authentic worlda world where the line between medicine and murder is scalpelthin.  Now, in his most harrowing suspense novel yet, Palmer reveals how the power to heal can become a license to kill....
    With his wife, Evie, scheduled for surgery the next day, Dr.  Harry Corbett goes to the hospital for what he hopes will be a quiet evening of reconciliation.  In recent weeks Evie, never quick to share her feelings, has been more closed and distant than ever.
    But when Harry reaches Evie's room, it is too late for reconciliation.  Shockingly, without warning, Evie is dead.  The police suspect homicide.  And their only suspect is Dr.  Harry Corbett.
    Harry is not prepared for the stunning revelations that follow: His bright, beautiful, highly ambitious wife was leading a double life; she may have had dangerous secrets.  But what secret could have been explosive enough to die for?
    Then the killer strikes again, boldly, tauntingly murdering one of Harry's favorite patients in such a way that only Harry knows the death was not natural.  This time Harry is certain: The killer, medically sophisticated, coolly arrogant, moving undetected through a busy urban hospita, could only be a doctor.  And he wondershow many more will die?
    Desperately Harry probes deeper, following the only clue Evie left.  What he finds is a sinister pattern that threatens patients in every hospital in the city.  Harry is engaged in a lifeanddeath battle of wits with a chillingly efficient monster.  And until the doctor is unmasked, no patient is safe from his lethal silent treatment.
    Michael Palmer has done it again, delivering a noholdsbarred novel of medical intrigue a gripping thriller that features the most terrifying physician since Hannibal Lecter.  Silent Treatment will keep your pulse racing from beginning to end From the Paperback edition.

  • This book describes geriatrics practice models that are used to guide the care of older adults, allowing seniors to remain at home, prevent functional disability and preserve quality of life. The models include specific interventions which are performed by health care workers to address the needs of older persons and their caregivers. These models respect patient values, consider patient safety and appreciate psychosocial needs as well. Divided into six parts that discuss hospital-based models of care, transitions from hospital to home, outpatient-based models of care and emergency department models of care, this text addresses the needs of vulnerable patients and the community.Geriatric Models of Care is an excellent resource for health care leaders who must translate these programs to address the needs of the patients in their communities.

  • Acute Care for Elders (ACE) is a model of care designed to improve functional outcomes and to improve the processes for the care of older patients. This model includes: an environment of care designed to promote improved function for older patients; an interdisciplinary team that works together to identify/address the vulnerabilities of the older patients; nursing care plans for prevention of disability; early planning to help prepare the patient to return home and a review of medical care to prevent iatrogenic illness.Acute Care for Elders: A Model for Interdisciplinary Care is an essential new resource aimed at assisting providers in developing and sustaining an ACE program. The interdisciplinary approach provides an introduction to the key vulnerabilities of older adults and defines the lessons learned from the Acute Care for Elders model. Expertly written chapters describe critical aspects of ACE: the interdisciplinary approach and the focus on function. The fundamental principles of ACE described in this book will further assist hospital leaders to develop, implement, sustain and disseminate the Acute Care for Elders model of care. Acute Care for Elders: A Model for Interdisciplinary Care is of great value to geriatricians, hospitalists, advance practice nurses, social workers and all others who provide high quality care to older patients.

  • `The text is clear and easy to follow with vivid sessional excerpts that illustrate the theoretical dialogue' - International Review of Psychiatry

    `The publication proves to contain much instructive and practice-oriented material' - Nursing Standard

    Stress Counselling is a comprehensive study of the theory and practice of the Rational Emotive Behaviour approach applied to stress counselling and psychotherapy. Albert Ellis pioneered Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), which has since been adopted internationally. This approach enables the clients to embark on a course of effective counselling which has a clear beginning and end.

    This book discusses techniques and solutions to common problems and also provides guidance on conducting group work. Its comprehensive coverage includes additional material on techniques such as skills training, relaxation methods, hypnosis and biofeedback.

  • Les journalistes auraient-ils oublié les principes et les valeurs qui ont donné ses lettres de noblesse au métier ? Quoi qu'il en soit, ils doivent aujourd'hui redéfinir leur rôle et reconquérir une image mise à mal par les dérapages de l'info-spectacle. Avec son Journal d'un chien, Jean-François Lacan, journaliste, nous fait comprendre de l'intérieur la situation d'un professionnel. Son départ du Monde et l'échec du quotidien La Truffe l'incitent sans complaisance à analyser ses pratiques et ses illusions. Michael Palmer, historien, suit, à travers le temps, les rapports des Héritiers de Théophraste avec les pouvoirs, les techniques, l'information, l'argent et l'opinion. L'on verra que les représentations du journalisme n'ont cessé d'osciller entre, d'un côté, l'inlassable combat, mené plume à la main, pour les libertés d'opinion et d'expression ; et de l'autre, la mise en cause des compromissions, voire le mépris pour ces messagers tenus responsables des mauvaises nouvelles qu'ils apportent. Denis Ruellan, socio-anthropologue définit Les frontières d'une vocation. Tour à tour professeur, savant, écrivain, observateur, partisan, publicitaire... le journaliste touche-à-tout gêne d'autant plus qu'il est indispensable. Est-ce parce qu'il dérange qu'il n'a jamais très bonne presse ?

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