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A Simple Cure: Melanoma, Our Worst Nightmare Kindle Edition
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The main character in this story is Terri Powell, who after losing her husband to malignant melanoma, becomes completely relentless in finding a cure for the disease. At the start of the novel, a courier carrying an experimental vaccine used for tuberculosis that has shown promising results in treating malignant melanoma is killed, immediately after everything begins to spiral out of control.
Even after some pretty horrific side-effects, Kendall still has high expectations of using the vaccine in clinical trials, after receiving a batch of the vaccine, that unknown to them is contaminated. The reason is totally monetary, as the tuberculosis vaccine, after being administered to the lab rats looks to have cured the melanoma. However the other alarming side effects that come later are dismissed. This dismissal however comes at a high cost, when one of lab employees who is about to disclose them is killed and other are being harassed and threatened.
This is a fast paced thriller that takes the reader on a spine tingling ride. Personally, I have not known anyone with this form of cancer and really hadn't given it much consideration. I had no idea how aggressive malignant melanoma can be and how it affects the body.Read more ›
I enjoy a good thriller but it was very difficult to get into the storyline and characters, the pacing seemed off, and a person would hope the varying storylines would start to come together in a more solid way vs. way off in the distance. Trying to keep it all straight, and remotely interesting, made my head hurt on more than one occasion and I had to quit reading at the 31% mark on my Kindle as life is just too short.
I picked this up for free during a Kindle promotion and, as I type up this review I see the pricing has reverted to $4.99 – I would give this one a pass.
The story will grab you right from the beginning and keep you sitting on the edge of your seat until the very end.
If any reader has medical background, you will find this book factual in the medical aspects while also being a good fictional work. I have to say when ever I see that a book is written by Dr. Gold I grab it without even reading the description. I know it will be great.
The story is well written, flows smoothly and is easy to follow. The characters are real life and you will relate to them easily.
This book takes the reader on a search for the cure for malignant melanoma. This type of cancer is not common, but it does cause deaths almost every hour. The rate of occurence has tripled in the last 20 years. Ever wonder why we see so many ads about sun block. This is one of the reasons.
The husband of Dr. Terri Powell died from this skin cancer. She went further in her studies to be able to do research in skin cancer so that she may prevent others from death like her husband.
A drug courier is killed in order to get an experimental and promising treatment for malignant melanoma. This theft unleashes a chain of devastating consequences.
PAT a company created to find cures for rare diseases has fallen on hard times and was bought out by Kendall Pharmaceuticals. Kendal has very different ethics than PAT. Here is where the story gets frightening.
I recommend this book for age 14 and up. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to see how companies work, and why we should prevent companies from the ability to lobby our Congressmen. The Congressmen get a kickback from the companies and sometimes bad and harmful things can happen.
Then: there's the confusing time-lines ... the author traces the actions of a plethora of scenarios that make up this novel - but while one aspect may be weeks apart, other stories go on day-to-day; at one stage there is a discrepancy of two whole years!
Add the sprinkling of grammatical errors to the mix and it tries the patience somewhat to follow the plot and keep reading....STILL: I did!!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This one of the VERY small list of books that at the end had tears in my eyes. The story is along the lines of other medical books, but takes s very different approach. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Richard Doctor
I really liked this audio book. It's perfect to listen to in the car!
This book was awesome!
This was a great read. Read more
What made the experience of listening to A Simple Cure the most enjoyable?
It was interesting because we all hope for a cure to Cancer. Read more
I really think the author did a great job of making this story real from cancer to the treatments to the struggles involved.Published 11 months ago by Lupe Kollasch
This book while the bad guys were typical
Scum. The good guys win out again. It gives you hope that someday there will be a cure for that ugly disease
Very good plot. The characters were true to life. Good story line that kept you not wanting to put the book down.Published 12 months ago by Dianne Elsenpeter
Thank God I read this book on my kindle, because it I wasn't able to keep track of all the characters and because I am not familiar with medical terms. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Marybeth Cook
- This book is for people who like pharmaceutical/medical fiction.
- This book would interest those who are intrigued by drug trials, skin cancer, mad cow disease, corporate... Read more
Creative way to show people what the pharmacy's real bottom line is, money! Period! This is a story, so some of it is over the top, however, if you regularly read the news about... Read morePublished 19 months ago by maria g kok