A Cure to Die for: A Medical Thriller

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Creative Artists Publishing, Jul 1, 2011 - Fiction - 347 pages
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A genetically engineered cure for the common cold-a simple, inexpensively grown plant-turns out to be a cure for cancer and threatens to make most other drugs obsolete. The discovery triggers a crisis of medical and corporate greed that sweeps the country as the government and the media conspire with Big Pharma to keep the miracle drug off the market. Alex Farmer, a drug-addicted doctor with a shattered life, and Cyd Seeley, a research assistant with a deadly secret, are inadvertently thrown together to protect a medical breakthrough that could change the face of healthcare forever. Amid the suspense of harrowing kidnappings, manhunts, political and corporate intrigue, Wall Street corruption, suicides, arrests and terrifying escapes-in the Montana wilderness, in the high-tech world of Houston, Texas, in the political cesspool of Washington D.C., and on a vast Indian reservation-Alex and Cyd fight to survive a perilous journey where the fate of a healthy planet hinges on the survival of a tiny seed. A critically acclaimed work of literature reviewed as one of the best new books of the year, A Cure To Die For is a timely thriller that is part adventure, part mystery and part love story; a novel about two people who stand against a broken world.

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User Review  - Rascalstar - LibraryThing

Who would be upset if you found a cure for cancer and other diseases? Think about that for a minute. The intriguing premise of this book is plausible. Would the world welcome such a medicine? Mitchell ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jjean7 - LibraryThing

Very interesting and really pretty fast pace read....A needed cure for cancer is discovered that many do not want on the market and so murder occurs but all evidence did not get destroyed so the "race ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Stephen G. Mitchell follows his critically acclaimed debut novel A Cure To Die For with the dystopian novel 2076: A Revolutionary Thriller, a timely and relevant book about a tomorrow ruled by the plutocrats of today; a story about two enemies who unite in a forbidden love that threatens to tear their worlds apart. A writer of fast-paced stories filled with compelling characters, Mr. Mitchell has pursued a variety of careers that afforded him the time to write. He has been a salesman and sales trainer, television producer and syndicator, builder/developer/ contractor, ski instructor, screenwriter and cowboy. He is, perhaps, the only unarmed man in Montana and lives in a 19th Century Victorian with his lifelong companion, Beverly, two dogs and three cats.

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