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Book Review-Vector Red: Epidemic of Genetically Altered Bacteria (Brier Hospital Book 12)-Lawrence W Gold, MD

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for another of Lawrence W Gold's Briar Hospital Books to come out. I am admittedly a lover of medical mysteries/thrillers and his are some of the best I've read. This one gives amazing insights into the personality of a mild mannered psychotic neurotic-mild mannered until things don't go his way.

Jacob Weizman, MD and his wife Lola, both survivors of the Holocaust, are again in this book built around the frightening concept of Biological Warfare. Even though the US is supposedly working on ways to counteract this horror---are they really? What might happen if in a US lab a Genetically Altered Bacteria is created by an eminent scientist (with major personality problems) discovers one and lets it loose over a part of the US? And what if he accidentally inserted the wrong strain?

Jacob almost loses hope while trying to save the lives of two sisters--both affected differently. It will take a combination of brand new and old time medicine--and Lola egging him on!

Do they catch the perpetrator? What happens to him? You will have to read the book to find out.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

The 1972 Biological Weapons Convention ended research on the offensive use of biological weapons, or has it? Features of the Patriot Act giving the US immunity from violating its own bioweapons laws has increased suspicion of US bioweapons activities.

While the world has a high degree of certainty that countries like Iraq, North Korea, Libya, Sudan, and Syria have continued offensive bioweapons research, the United States has limited itself to such research of a “defensive” nature only.

Teens and young adults returning from missionary work in Arizona come home with severe, and sometimes fatal bacterial infections. Is this an epidemic? Are these individuals contagious? The infections are unusual as common environmental bacteria, usually benign, have suddenly become aggressive and life-threatening.

Is this government policy gone awry, or is there a more nefarious explanation?

Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the book here

About the Author: (from author's website)



I was born in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, moved to Queens, and then, as New Yorkers say, my family ascended to the Island. After graduating from Valley Stream Central High School, I went to Adelphi, a college then, a university now, and then to medical school in Chicago. The war in Vietnam interrupted my postgraduate medical training with a year in Colorado Springs and another as a Battalion Surgeon in Vietnam. I spent seven months in the Central Highlands with the 4th Infantry and five months in an evacuation hospital in Long Binh outside Saigon where I ran the emergency room. I returned intact in 1968 to complete my training in internal medicine and diseases of the kidney, nephrology. I worked for twenty-three years in Berkeley, California in a hospital-based practice caring for patients with complicated illnesses often in ICU, and served as Chief of Internal Medicine and Family Practice. For many years, I was an active member of the quality assurance committee. Circumstances permitted my wife, Dorlis, and me to retire in October 1995. Before fate could intervene, we tossed off the dock lines, and sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge for a life at sea in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Four years later, exhausted from repairing everything on board, (often many times) we sold the sailboat and within a year took the lazy man’s out; we bought a Nordic Tug trawler. We motored around Florida, the Bahamas, and the entire East Coast and completed two ‘circle trips’ to Canada and back, eight months, the first time, five months, the second. I’ve written eight novels, five in he Brier Hospital Series, and one non-fiction book, I Love My Doctor, But…, a lighthearted look at the patient/doctor relationship. I recently published my ninth novel, A Simple Cure, about the search for the cure of the most deadly skin cancer, malignant melanoma. I write primarily to entertain, but I can’t help but pass on to readers observations and beliefs culled from years of practice, and yes, my biases, too. I strive for realism in portraying the medical scene which is gripping enough without melodrama or gimmicks. With even a minor degree of success in writing novels, comes responsibility to readers. I attempt to produce honest material that reflects my beliefs. Exposing these beliefs to the public through my writing requires courage, stupidity, or both. My fans have been generous, and although nobody enjoys criticism, I’ve learned much from that, too. The novel that expresses most clearly my candor, and my bias, is For the Love of God. The novel reflects my attitudes toward those who are willing to sacrifice the lives of their children for their personal religious beliefs.

We live in beautiful Grass Valley with 11 year old Bennie, a Yorkie who just looks like he’s on steroids and 2 year old Wesley, a long-legged terrier mix with the personality of a cat.

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52 comments :

Jolina said...

I love a good medical mystery/thriller! And this sounds especially exciting. I haven't read any of his works, will definitely check it out.

Gladys Parker said...

This sounds like a thrilling doctor dread type science fiction mystery. Add the psychotic freak and Boom!

Neely said...

I feel like someone I know was just talkinab about this. It sounded super interesting. Glad to read your review

Jamie Tomkins said...

Sounds like an interesting read.

Liz Mays said...

Wow, this sounds like such a thrilling read. The concept of that kind of biological threat being unleashed is pretty interesting!

DogVills said...

This looks like great to read! I like reading mystery/thrilling books like this one

Alicia V said...

this looks like a great book. i like thrill type books.

CourtneyLynne said...

Oooo now this sounds like one fantastic read! I just finished my last book last night. I need a new one so bad!

Shelley Zurek -- Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

I always like books like this. So much medical analysis involved.

Marielle Altenor said...

I'm fascinated by books about Biological Warfare. I'd love to read how it all plays out.

Lori said...

I don't think I've ever read a medical thriller, but this sounds really intriguing! The thought of biological warfare is really scary to me!

Brigid O'Hara said...

I am looking for a new book to read. Thanks for the idea!

Danielle S said...

It's just what the doctored ordered - a good book to read.

Sherry Fram said...

Sounds interesting! Will have to check it out!

clojo9372 said...

Thank you for your review! I used to read Robin Cook books when I was a teen so I like medical thrillers. Looks like a good one! :)

jean602 said...

This sounds intriguing can't wait to read this.

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

This seems like a really good read.

Marcy Meyer said...

Sounds like a really interesting read.

Krystal Dunlap said...

I am going to have to buy this book for my mother's kindle. I think she would love it.

Lauryn Rescoe said...

This definitely sounds like a great book! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Denise Low said...

Thank you for sharing. This book sounds great.

GOLDENROD MALLARI said...

Great to share..

Kelly OMalley said...

This sounds like a great book. I bet it will be full of twists and turns. Probably a little scary too. This is all too possible.

LAMusing said...

sounds like a good read

Eliz Frank said...

This is a fascinating subject and a book I'd like to read too.

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

This sounds like a book my husband and I would both enjoy reading!

ma.RoselleMendoza said...

it sounds like a good book... everyone would enjoy reading...

Cheryl Everitt said...

This read will be an exciting journey. Thanks for the review and sharing.

Kara Marks said...

This sounds so good--this is really my type of thriller.

Wanda Tracey said...

This sounds like a really good book.I enjoy reading thrillers. 🌸☀️

Christy M said...

What an interesting idea for a novel. Thanks for posting!

Judy Calloway said...

Sounds like it would be very interesting! I like good thrillers.

krystel warden said...

Sounds like a really great book

teffers8464 said...

can't wait

Melanie Borhi said...

Sounds like a great read

Kayla Klontz said...

Sounds like a good book!

Gage Southard said...

I haven't read anythis from rhis author, but I definitely need to!

jopb said...

I have not read anything by this author. However, his books do sound interesting and I like the mixture of medecine and mystery.

Calvin F. said...

The cover design is already interesting.

Denise Low said...

Thank you for sharing this interesting page.

Anonymous said...

Being a former nurse and loving thrillers this looks like my kind of read Rosanne

Kathy Tracey said...

I don't read many books but this book sounds like something I could read.

doraez said...

seems interesting , thanks for the review

Wu Guifeng [吳癸凤] said...

wow wow.. a thriller about bio weapon.... gonna read this book... thank you for the review

James Robert said...

I have one sister who loves to read romance books, the other mysteries and thrillers so that one would enjoy this read.

Sarh Snarski said...

This sounds like a great read.

Linda Manns Linneman said...

I love reading. I have never heard of or read this mans books. It sounds great. I will be checking this out. Thank you so much for sharing

Sarah Flint said...

Not my cup of tea, I don't enjoy medical based books.

LAMusing said...

I can't take anything "medical" related right now - but maybe later

Lisa Ogle said...

This books sounds really pretty interesting, hopefully I get a chance to read it.

Wanda Tracey said...

This sounds like a great book to read.I love a good thriller!

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