Nov 16, 2011
Author: Harlan Corben
Paperback: 544 pages
Publisher: Signet (September 27, 2011)
Originally published in hardcover – 1991
Harlan has been writing cliffhanging thrillers forever now and some are so good they deserve a second round.
Written when the AIDS epidemic was at the forefront of everyone’s mind, this is a fast paced, intrigue filled story of what happens when a cure for AIDS is found by three scientists, but someone doesn’t want that cure found.
After one of the scientists is found dead by “suicide” (nice gruesome first chapter there) and the patients who are cured also start to die off by unnatural means, Sara Lowell and her husband are pulled into the middle. Reason being that Sara is a hugely well known tv journalist who happens to be married to one of the hottest basketball stars in the sport.
She begins investigating the truth – not only behind the possible Miracle Cure – but behind who might be trying to stop it’s discovery. When her husband becomes ill, the investigation takes a personal turn.
The book is a on the edge of your seat thriller where you don’t know if the cure will be announced to the world before everyone involved in it is killed off. The question is also why would someone not want the cure to be found?
A fun, fast read with enough intrigue to keep you interested and enough violence to make you squint and back your head up a little while reading certain passages.
Suspense Thriller at is best.