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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