Saturday, March 8, 2014
Review: A Cure to Die For: A Medical Thriller
A Cure to Die For: A Medical Thriller by Stephen G. Mitchell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Please Note: I originally read this in August, 2011, and was provided a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
My Synopsis: A Cure to Die For is a medical thriller, encompassing the greed and hypocrisy of the “health care” system. When Maury Bernstein, a brilliant geneticist, develops a plant that cures cancer, the pharmaceutical company that had been sponsoring his research (hoping for a cure for the common cold) sets out to destroy all evidence of the results – including Maury. Murder, kidnappings, theft and destruction all result as Alex Farmer – Maury’s childhood friend – and Cyd Seeley, Maury’s research assistant, desperately try to keep the dream of health alive.
My Thoughts: Drawing distinct parallels to the demonization of hemp, this book is taut and fast-paced. Each character is strongly individual and quirky, well-drawn-out and finished. The idea is one that is actually fairly realistic and should keep fans of thrillers up at night. A well-edited, well-crafted tale, suspense enthusiasts should get a bang out of reading this one.
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