Richard L. Mabry, M.D.
Abingdon Press, Sep 15 2015, $14.99
Dr. Ben Lambert accompanied former American President David Madison on a South American fact-finding trip in order to select the best location for a new clinic. In Colombia, an assailant enters Lambert’s hotel room and stabs the physician. In disbelief Lambert dies moments later.
Dr. Josh Pearson replaces his late colleague as the retired POTUS’ personal physician at a time when Madison appears dying from an apparent unknown and seemingly untreatable disease. Also deathly ill from the same contagion is the woman Josh loves, Nurse Rachel Moore. The only potential cure is a drug the FDA disapproved usage of during the trial period. At the same time that Josh struggles with ethics as the amount left of the disavowed yet hopefully Miracle Drug might not be enough to save one person if it even works; Ben's corpse mysteriously vanishes.
This electrifying medical thriller grips the audience from the opening Lambert murder sequence until the final confrontation with a killer and a killing disease. Though too many happenchance moments occur that keep the hero ticking; Miracle Drug is a timely, cautionary suspense in which the worlds of politics, healthcare policies and applications, and religious dogma collide.