Phil Pescoe, the 37-year-old emergency physician at Deaconess Hospital in San Francisco, becomes alarmed by a dramatic increase in the number of deaths on the East Annex (the Alzheimer’s Ward). The deaths coincide with the initiation of a new drug study on the annex where a team of neurologists have been administering “NAF”—an experimental and highly promising treatment for Alzheimer’s disease—to half of the patients on the ward.
Mysteriously, the hospital pushes forward with the study even though six patients have died since the start of the trial. Pescoe teams up with Clara Wong—a brilliant internist with a troubled past—to investigate the situation. Their inquiries lead them unwittingly into the cutthroat world of big-business pharmaceuticals, where they are threatened to be swept up and lost before they have the opportunity to discover the truth behind the elaborate cover-up.
With the death count mounting, Pescoe and Wong race against time to save the patients on the ward and to stop the drug manufacturer from unleashing a dangerous new drug on the general populace.
I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.
I received this book right before we went on vacation, so I was able to read it with no interruptions on the 4 hour drive to and from Wisconsin Dells.
I will not put any spoilers in this review, but it is a great read. It is very descriptive and you feel like you are a part of the book. When he is at work at the hospital, you easily visualize what the author is describing. It was easy to read and I never wanted to put it down. If you like to read, I would suggest reading this book. You can purchase it here.