Book Review-The Renaissance of Aspirin-Glenn Parris | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Renaissance of Aspirin-Glenn Parris

Thursday, September 18, 2014


This is definitely a fast moving, intriguing novel about drug research and the possible ramification if another pharma company or researcher gets wind of it before FDA approval is obtained and after a LOT of money has been expended on it's creation.

Anita Thomas, a brilliant young researcher, also doctor, has been working for a pharma company on a project that would possibly help fibromyalgia sufferers. Obviously this is hush, hush as are the results from the study groups on patients. Anita literally happens to meet some young medical students working on their PhD at a coffee joint. Their thesis interests her and she decides to help them out. Unfortunately her bosses find out, they fire her--proceed to eliminate the young men and it goes on from there!

She is helped by one of the young men's fathers who happens to be pretty high up in Homeland Security and gets a job as a new resident in an Atlanta Hospital. Jack, Anita's boss at the hospital, knows there is something different about her--but it takes a while for him to figure even some of it out. Meanwhile more of the hospital employees are being murdered--

Do Anita and Jack manage to outwit the pharmaceutical giant and their hired heavies? What happens to Jack after it is all over and where in the world is Anita spirited off to--I fear I am going to have to read the next book to find out that last question-unfortunately I do not know when it is coming out!! A DEFINITE 5 Star for this one!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

This is the story of Anita Thomas and Jack Wheaton, two young doctors unwittingly in possession of a designer antibody for the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome. The new drug is effective, but dangerously flawed. The problem is Anita Thomas has developed a cheap, safe alternative agent. Naturally, after expenditure of a fortune in development, the drug manufactures are not at all pleased with her. The pieces unfold, as we follow Anita and Jack from beautiful upscale midtown to the seedier downtown counterparts of Boston and Atlanta over shadowed by deadly stalkers and embellished by amorous often comically frustrating misadventures.

The Renaissance of Aspirin is peppered with industrial espionage, suspense and passion as the chase is on for the first cure for fibromyalgia. Entangled with colorful comrades such as Dasher Clay; Stormi Seales and Khandi Barr in their camp, Anita and Jack barely keep ahead of the treacherous cabal of nemeses; Luciana Velasquez and Jason Brasil led by the Über-villain, Orson Quirk. Paced in the tradition of The Pelican Brief, Coma or a contemporary Maltese Falcon, The Renaissance of Aspirin is both plot and character driven with a ly credible McGuffin at its core. These complex characters are funny, mean, desperate, lonely and at the same time very humanly imperfect. Readers will find their prickly exploits thoroughly entertaining.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)


As a board certified rheumatologist, Glenn Parris has practiced medicine in the northeast Atlanta suburbs for over 20 years. He has been writing for nearly as long. Originally from New York City, Parris migrated south to escape the cold and snow, but fell in love with the southern charms of Georgia and Carla, his wife of 22 years. He now writes cross-genre in medical mystery, science fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction. The Renaissance of Aspirin is his debut novel.

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22 comments :

Kristi Maloney said...

The subject matter of this book is intriguing to me. I know a lot of folks suffer from fibromyalga. I imagine the story line is very true to life considering the author is a board certified rheumatologist!

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

WOW seems like a book I could get lost in!! Have to put it on my list.

Jenn said...

This is my hubby's kind of book.He loves books and shows just like this.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Interesting! I have a thing for medical dramas (perhaps because I come from a family of nurses), and the same goes for medical mysteries.

savannah said...

I love a good drama that makes you asks lots of question! I wont fib though I am one of those horrible people that turn to the last chapter and read it to see where everyone ends up. The fact you say that the last book needs to be read though to get answers makes me think that I wouldn't be able to do that with this series :)

Sharon Martin said...

This sounds like a page turner, hope you get to read the next book eventually !!

becca said...

This is interesting something i could see myself reading. will go add it.

Erika said...

Interesting to see fiction being created in this niche. It blows me away all the politics behind the pharmaceutical industries. Personally we have turned to alternative methods that put the power back in our hands.

Chrystal Mahan said...

Sounds like a really great book. Seems like the author has a lot of experience and travels under his belt.

Kristen Campbell said...

Sounds good! Fiction that actually COULD be real! Yikes!

Vinma said...

I love a good medical drama! And this books sounds like it is packed with suspense. I love the name too, very interesting!

Rebecca Swenor said...

I would love to read this book it sounds interesting. I wish there was a cure for fibromyalgia because I am a suffer. I will have to read this for sure. Thanks for sharing.

Uplifting Families said...

This sounds like a great read. Thank you for sharing.

Dede said...

Oooh, conspiracy stories are the best! This sounds like one that could be a TV series.

Nolie said...

I wish we found a cure for Fibro. It is stealing my mother from me.

Sharon Ruggieri said...

Ooh...industrial espionage! I love it and I sure do hope there will be a cure for fibromyalgia. It runs a bit in the family and I've seen how my family suffers

Liz Mays said...

I HAVE to know what happens. I must read this and sooooon.

Katrina Gehman said...

looks like a great read.

mail4rosey said...

Whew, that seems like it could be so true to life that it would be gripping. I'd read this one!

Fathima Syed Ali said...

Sounds like an interesting story. I hope it would help to find a cure for fibromyalgia. Eagerly waiting to know what happens next. I will definitely read this for sure. Thanks for sharing this fiction story.

Melissa Vera said...

This sounds like a book that is right up my alley. I am going to have to put it on my must read list.

Lexie Lane said...

This sounds intriguing! I always like stories about pharmaceutical anything because I like finding out stuff about different drugs and ingredients and such along the way. Always interesting.

 
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