He was not the world’s greatest doctor, he was not even the smartest in medical school. Yet he had been appointed to be the next primary care physician for David Madison, the former President of the United States. And he had no idea why.
Though he was not the smartest guy in the world, he quickly became responsible for saving the life of the ex-President and his soon-to-be girlfriend. The disease they shared was easy to identify - but curing it became much more difficult. And finding the cause would become more difficult still. And yet that is what fell into Dr. Josh Pearson’s lap.
The reader is introduced to the story by a preface full of disclaimers. As I said to my wife, this book has more disclaimers than a bottle of medicine. This preface tends to make the reader feel that the plot is more science fiction than a medical thriller - which is far from the truth. The actual story begins in Bogota, Columbia, but moves quickly to Zale Lipsy Hospital in Dallas, TX. The reader quickly becomes aware this he or she is reading a medical thriller. Dr. Mabry, a practicing physician, has not disappointed. As the story develops, we are introduced to the Secret Service, the Dallas Police Department, and the staff which continues to assist the former President in his day-to-day tasks. And together they will either contribute to Mr. Madison’s ills, seek to discover its cause, or work toward a cure, a miracle drug as it were.
The book will hold the reader’s attention as the action and accusations move across the southern tier of the United States. Waiting to discover who is helping and who is hindering the discovery of the guilty. There are enough twists and turns to make a compelling story is worth the time spent reading. I expect that most will enjoy the time they spend between this book’s pages.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.