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Palmer, David

Appears in Midnight in Death; (December 25, 2058 - January 1, 2059)[1] (less than six hours after close of Holiday in Death)

Personal InformationEdit

  • General Description: His mission is to explore and record the human mind's tolerance to extreme duress – pain, fear, starvation, dehydration, sensory deprivation.[2]
  • DOB: c. 2033
  • Age: 25
  • Hair: Blond
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Relationships: Thomas Palmer (father); Helen Palmer (mother) - (they are now known as Thomas and Helen Smith)[3]

DescriptionEdit

  • Considers himself a scientist, a visionary.[4]
  • He has a pretty face and is a well-built man with golden good looks and a caramel-cream complexion.[5]
  • His eyes were those of a young harmless man.[6]

Criminal HistoryEdit

  • Dave's MO includes a gleeful infliction of pain followed by a slow torturous death.[7] He abducts his victims by gaining entrance into the victim's home by a ruse (delivery, repair, or service con) or by coming on the victim in an unpopulated area. [8]
  • Before he was caged the first time, Palmer had eight victims to his credit, and with them an extensive file of discs recording his work. For his crimes, he had been sentenced and had been serving eight life-term sentences that Judge Harold Wainger had given him in a maximum-security ward for mental defectives (Rexal Penal Facility).[9]
  • Palmer escaped Rexal during transport to the prison infirmary on December 19, 2058.[10]
  • One of the previous victims was Michelle Hammel, an athlete (19 years old, lasted three days).[11]
  • A note left on the Wainger's body lists the following names:

Interesting FactsEdit

  • Dallas was familiar with Palmer's 'experiments' (as he called them) as she had hunted him down three years before (c. 2055).[13]
  • Palmer wants acknowledgment for his genius though he hates Dallas.[14]
  • The rope Palmer used was manufactured by Kytell.[15]
  • Owns an account under the name 'Palmer Riley' (Riley is his mother's maiden name); another account under 'Peter Nolan'; and 'David Dallas'.[16]
  • File: H3492-G[17]
  • Palmer bought a black Booster-6Z with temporary New York license number (Delta Able Zero) DAZ-4821.[18]
  • He kidnaps Charlotte Mira and uses her as bait to draw Dallas to him. He is killed when he is stunned and falls onto the electrified cage.[19]


References Edit

  1. Midnight in Death (ISBN 0-515-13109-1), pp. 1, 90
  2. Midnight in Death (ISBN 0-425-20881-8), p. 10
  3. Midnight in Death (ISBN 0-425-20881-8), p. 24
  4. Midnight in Death (ISBN 0-425-20881-8), p. 10
  5. Midnight in Death (ISBN 0-425-20881-8), pp. 10, 14
  6. Midnight in Death (ISBN 0-425-20881-8), p. 48
  7. Midnight in Death (ISBN 0-425-20881-8), p. 2
  8. Midnight in Death (ISBN 0-425-20881-8), p. 20
  9. Midnight in Death (ISBN 0-425-20881-8), p. 3
  10. Midnight in Death (ISBN 0-425-20881-8), p. 3
  11. Midnight in Death (ISBN 0-425-20881-8), p. 14
  12. Midnight in Death (ISBN 0-425-20881-8), p. 2
  13. Midnight in Death (ISBN 0-425-20881-8), p. 2
  14. Midnight in Death (ISBN 0-425-20881-8), pp. 5, 39
  15. Midnight in Death (ISBN 0-425-20881-8), p. 49
  16. Midnight in Death (ISBN 0-425-20881-8), pp. 55, 56, 84
  17. Midnight in Death (ISBN 0-425-20881-8), p. 69
  18. Midnight in Death (ISBN 0-425-20881-8), p. 73
  19. Midnight in Death (ISBN 0-425-20881-8), p. 77-89

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