Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lethal Remedy

What happens when the race to stop a lethal bacteria becomes a race to stop a killer?

Dr. Sara Miles’s teenage patient is on the brink of death from an overwhelming, highly resistant infection  with Staph luciferus, known to doctors as “the killer.” Only an experimental antibiotic, developed and administered by Sara’s ex-husband, Dr. Jack Ingersoll, can save the girl's life.

Seeking to put his life back together after the death of his wife, Dr. John Ramsey joins the medical center faculty staff. But his decision to do so could prove to be costly and even fatal.

Potentially lethal late effects from the experimental drug send Sara and her colleague, Dr. Rip Pearson, on a hunt for hidden critical data that will let them reverse the changes before it’s too late. What is the missing puzzle piece? And who is hiding it?

My Thoughts:
Lethal Remedy is the third book by Richard Mabry that I have read. While it is a work of fiction, I can see how some researchers could be so caught up in themselves, fame and fortune that they would fake results to get their drug on the market so it's not an unbelievable story. This book will delight both the fan of suspense/mystery and those interested in a medical theme. If Mabry writes more, I'll read more of his works.

I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley.

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