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After the Fall (The Laura Nelson Series Book 4) Kindle Edition
A tragic accident ends Laura Nelson’s career as a surgeon. After accepting a position as Vice President for Research in a large pharmaceutical company, Laura works to finalize the imminent approval of the company’s groundbreaking new drug. But Jake Harter, a malicious Food and Drug Administration employee, cannot let that happen. He is obsessed with Adawia Abdul, the beautiful Iraqi scientist who discovered the drug. As soon as the drug is approved, Adawia will collect a substantial bonus and reluctantly return to replace her dying father, the lead scientist in Saddam Hussein’s bioweapon program. As Hussein’s henchmen apply brutal pressure to assure Dr. Abdul’s speedy return to Iraq, Harter uses his influence to stall the drug’s approval. If Laura gets in his way, he will eliminate her as he has her predecessor and his own wife.
"Gussincompletes her Laura Nelson series with an action-packed medical thriller...Gussin uses her experience as a surgeon andmedical researcher to create a complex, realistic story that will appeal toreaders with a taste for thrillers centering on science and politics."
--Booklist"This fascinating series has thereader chomping at the bit for yet another piece of the puzzle every singletime one of the books comes to an end. The writing, the characters, theplot--everything is so well done.
"The fourth Dr. Laura Nelson medicalthriller (see Weapons of Choice, Shadow of Death and Twisted Justice) is anexciting cat and mouse tale due to a powerful cast especially the vigilantdoctor; but particularly brilliant is the lunatic FDA employee's descent intodeadly obsession."
--The Midwest Book Review
"Gussin isable to use her experiences of practicing medicine and working in apharmaceutical company for twenty-two years to create strong storylines. This thriller will keepreaders turning the pages."
Inthe end, readers will have nothing but admiration for Dr. Laura Nelson. Thatmeans, of course, that Dr. Patricia Gussin has done it again: provided a thoroughlysatisfying formula of character, action, science, emotion and danger."
Winner of Gold Medal, 2016 Florida Book Award(Florida Book Award Gold Medal) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B00OG7HH40
- Publisher : Oceanview Publishing (January 6, 2015)
- Publication date : January 6, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 3808 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 363 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #874,855 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The Fall also refers to Jake Harter's, FDA employee, descending character arc. Harter is in love with an Iranian scientist; she will go back to Iran if a certain drug is approved and he doesn't want her to leave. So he does what he can to block the drug approval. That includes killing people who can get it passed. Eventually he targets Laura herself.
This is a vivid inside look to the research and drug approval process. The story also sounds a warning knell about biochemical weapons. And it brings Laura Nelson's story to a satisfying conclusion.
There are many plots and sub-plots going on, which at the beginning left me confused. The book is the sort of book if you are a serious reader as "take it, or leave it" . In other words you can easily leave it and come back to it later.
The book would be a better read without so many different plots running at the same time. I have found frequently with the books I get to read through book clubs this book should have had better editing.