An internist and former chief of medicine at Falmouth Hospital on Cape Cod, he had become hooked on self-prescribed pain killers and alcohol in the s after a divorce and a series of knee surgeries. In , he was charged with writing false prescriptions, sentenced to two years of probation and had his hospital privileges suspended. A year later he began injecting himself with Demerol. Psychiatric help, and the support of fellow physicians in recovery, got him past the worst of it. He never lost his medical license. Writing suspense thrillers, and working out the internal logic of their intricate plots, became a kind of long-term therapy before it became his profession.
He first spoke publicly about his addiction in , admitting later that — at least initially — he did it mainly for mercenary reasons. Palmer was by then writing full time, working a flexible schedule as an emergency room doctor and counseling other physicians with drug and alcohol problems. Then Came You. Staff Picks - March These Things Hidden. Staff Picks - September This Heart of Mine. This is Where I Leave You. This is Where We Live: a novel. Staff Picks - April This One is Mine. Staff Picks - October A Thousand Splendid Suns. Three Fates. Three Floors Up.
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