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Another cracking thriller,
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I was lucky enough to get this as a freebie, but would have been happy to pay the download price. This is a change from the Dr Dunbar series, but similar in theme to other stories by Mr McClure; a protagonist with a medical background who becomes involved in ethical issues.
Mr McClure always tells a credible and gripping tale. His prose makes for excellent escapist reading. The story is well plotted and paced and the characters are well defined and totally believable. But there's always a thought provoking underlying issue and one which could affect any of us at any time. In this instance he explores NHS funding issues, pharmaceutical exploitation and press manipulation (amongst other things!). On the face of it gene therapy developments might not make for the most gripping story. Mr McClure's medical background really gives the lay reader an insight into and understanding of difficult scientific subject matter. This tale brings to life the reality of the NHS Trust treatment lottery as a result of funding issues and how next generation treatments are trialled.
It's an affecting story in that it centres on children with terminal cancer. Emotive subject matter treated with compassion and sensitivity and once again turned into a compelling, page turning thriller. Really enjoyed the book and if you want a first rate medical mystery with a sting in the tale, this is for you. Thanks Mr McClure!