A Cure to Die For: A Medical Thriller
The audio theatre book for A Cure To Die For is a movie told with sound--a fully produced audio production with narration, music, sound effects and a talented cast of actors. The novel itself is a medical thriller about a wonder drug, a miracle cure and a conspiracy to destroy it. A genetically... show more
The audio theatre book for A Cure To Die For is a movie told with sound--a fully produced audio production with narration, music, sound effects and a talented cast of actors. The novel itself is a medical thriller about a wonder drug, a miracle cure and a conspiracy to destroy it. A genetically engineered cure for the common cold--a simple, inexpensively-grown plant--turns out to be a cure for cancer and threatens to make most other drugs obsolete. The discovery triggers a crisis of medical, corporate and political greed that sweeps the country as the government and the media conspire with Big Pharma to keep the miracle drug off the market. Alex Farmer, a drug-addicted doctor with a shattered life, and Cyd Seeley, a research assistant with a deadly secret, are inadvertently thrown together to protect a medical breakthrough that could change the face of healthcare forever. Amid the suspense of harrowing kidnappings, manhunts, political and corporate intrigue, Wall Street corruption, suicides, arrests and terrifying escapes--in the Montana wilderness, in the high-tech world of Houston, Texas, in the political cesspool of Washington D.C., and on a massive Indian reservation--Alex and Cyd fight to survive a perilous journey where the fate of a healthy planet hinges on thesurvival of a tiny seed. Critically acclaimed, filled with suspense and romance and reviewed as one of the best new books of the year, A Cure To Die For is a timely thriller that is part adventure, part mystery and part love story; a novel about two people who stand against a broken world. Scroll up and click on the "Look Inside" feature on the top left hand side of the page to read more.
Publish date: July 1st 2011
Publisher: Creative Artists Publishing
Pages no: 347
Edition language: English
The premise of this book is great; a universal cure-all is discovered and the big drugs companies are running scared and will stop at nothing to halt it.Problems?Two; one minor and one REALLY annoying one.Firstly some passages are a little rambling to say the least. Nothing a few Kindle clicks won't...
I snagged a copy of this through the Goodreads giveaway system.Signed up to win this one because of the intriguing summary... however, I felt that I went in expecting something different than what I actually got. Not quite as much 'thriller' in this book recipe as I would have liked but was still en...
An interesting idea, but a faulty basic premise, overwrought conspiracy theories, and stereotypical EEVVVVILLL villains result in a less than satisfactory read. More extensive review to come.