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A deadly virus is sweeping the world, killing millions and there is no treatment or cure...or is there? Author George Hamilton offers readers a great read in this book. I've always loved medical thrillers and this one is that and more. There are twists and turns, conspiracies, political intrigue, genocide, and the love of a mother for her daughter." Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite 5/5*

Set in a world where it seems that even the very walls have ears and nobody can be trusted. ElaineG 5/5* Amazon.co.uk 

The portrayal of the lengths a mother will go to protect and love her daughter while sacrificing her own principles is written with great emotion and sensitivity. Marilou George 5/5* confessionsofreader.blogspot.co.uk/ 

The Disease is wonderfully written, and impossible to put down. I'm not one who re-reads books often, but this one is an exception to that rule. Kat Romeo 5/5* livinginafictionalreality.blogspot.co.uk//

About the Author

George Hamilton received a seven-year-contract from MGM in 1958 and went on to star with legends Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Olivia de Havilland, and Natalie Wood. He later starred in the classic comedy "Love at First Bite "as well as "The Godfather: Part III "and Broadway s "Chicago. "He lives in Los Angeles and Palm Beach.

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  • File Size: 833 KB
  • Print Length: 198 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Browsing Rhino Ltd (December 22, 2012)
  • Publication Date: December 22, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ASCJGHS
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Author George Hamilton has effectively and intelligently written a story with a mesmerizing plot full of intriguing characters with twists and turns that will keep you totally engaged.

Dr. Ludmilla Toropov, holder of the Gold Cross as a Daughter of the Nation, is a devoted member of her Eastern European country where a deadly virus has plagued her country as well as countries around the globe. Her daughter Olga is a student who is extremely resistant of their government which causes great tension between mother and daughter.

When the Ministry of Health discovers a vaccine for the virus it is distributed in limited quantities accompanied by a list of people who are to receive the vaccine. Because of the limited manufacturing of the vaccine Dr. Toropov is crippled by the moral quandary of sharing the vaccine with a colleague from the United States in order that all people can benefit from the vaccine. Should she continue to blindly conform to her loyalties with the State or go against everything she has ever believed and share the knowledge with the world for the greater good?

The backdrop for this story is a fictitious European Country where loyalty and conformity are essential. The depiction of the consequences incurred when this loyalty is compromised is alarming and all too real to consider.

I found the conflict that existed between mother and daughter to be one of the essential relationships of the story. The portrayal of the lengths a mother will go to protect and love her daughter while sacrificing her own principles is written with great emotion and sensitivity. The relationships and conflicts between the characters are intense and impact the story in a dramatic and urgent fashion.
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By Joo on December 28, 2012
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This is a story of plague hitting the world. Ludmilla is a local GP in an Eastern European country who finds out that the government is against the cure.

Most biological thrillers tend to be full of exciting chases, where the lead character is hunky, fit and gets the girl as well as finds a cure for mankind. This is the opposite. Ludmilla's a dumpy middle-aged woman (or at least she's dumpy in my imagination) who just cares about her patients and her wayward daughter. This doesn't make it a lesser book, it makes it a welcome change.

George Hamilton writes a very good story. He makes the characters believable even though they are a long way from what you know.
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THE DISEASE
By: George Hamilton

* I received a free e-copy of this book from www.librarything.com in exchange for a fair and honest review. *

* This review contains minor spoilers *

This book is a timely read. Currently there is an ebola outbreak in Africa and it has people thinking and worrying about the possibility of a global pandemic.

The disease for which this book takes it's name is known as "Philippine Viral Disease" or "Philippine Haemorrhagic Fever." It was named this because it is believed to have originated in the Philippines.

"Within weeks it had spread to every corner of the planet, mainly through human contact, but it was also thought via animal hosts."

This story is set in an Eastern country (sounding similar to Russia) that is ruled by President Emile Sakovich. His faithful followers refer to him as "Papa President." The disease has already claimed over two hundred thousand lives in their country in the past year. Other countries, like the United States have over 3 million dead and China has lost more than 12 million people to the disease.

Dr. Ludmilla Toropov is a good citizen, a recipient of the Gold Cross and is a "Daughter of the Nation." All she wants from her life is to have a good relationship with her University student daughter, Olga and to help her patients.

When the President announces that his scientists have discovered a vaccine for PVD that not only prevents people from catching the disease, but also cures those who already have the disease, the medical community rejoices.

The government sends small amounts of the vaccine to each doctor along with a list of people that are to receive the allotted doses. Dr.
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And it will fall out as in a complication of diseases, that by applying a remedy to one sore, you will provoke another and that which removes the one ill symptom produces others."
----Sir Thomas More, an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and noted Renaissance humanist

George Hamilton, the English author, bewitched our mind with his engaging and intriguing book, The Disease, that takes us on trip behind the world of doctors and politics- all trying to fight against one rare disease in their own way.

Synopsis:
Doctor Ludmilla Toropov is a Gold Cross bearing Daughter of her Nation, a champion advocate for President for life, Emile Sakovich. Her estranged daughter, Olga, has joined the student dissidents. When a deadly virus sweeps the world, wiping out millions in weeks, her repressive East European nation, under sanctions from the international community, becomes the first to develop a vaccine. But with their antiquated production facilities, they are only able to satisfy the demand of a small section of their population. Doctor Toropov can either watch hundreds of her patients die, or defy the state that nurtured her by attempting to smuggle the drug out to the West to be synthesized. One choice will pit her against her daughter, the other could unearth unpalatable secrets, and land her in a gulag jail.

Dr. Ludmilla Toropov, a Russian doctor, is working hard to find out a way to cure all Philippine Hemorrhagic Fever affected people. But the government wants her to cure some specific people instead of curing every one with a limited amount of vaccine. Thus Dr. Ludmilla Toropov finds herself on a crossroad to either go with what the government wants or to go against them, thereby jeopardizing her own security of life.
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