This captivating murder mystery depicts the exposure of a breast implant manufacturer whose products have caused the development of cancer in patients. As she is leaving her lover/client/friend Dr. Dan MacNamara , Sherri Barker, a detail person for PolySurgical Specialties, a manufacturer of polyurethane coated breast implants, is killed by a car bomb. Dr. MacNamara happens to be the plastic surgeon who inserted PSS breast implants into Pamela Lawson, who is awaiting a liver transplant for liver cancer. Her attorney, Janet Stephenson, has filed a product's liability suit against PSS and Dr. MacNamara is a key witness for PSS. Ms Barker, however, had just delivered to him secret internal studies which showed that all animals tested by PSS developed liver cancer. PSS and its cohort, Conway Chemical, have set out to kill Dr. MacNamara, and Janet Stephenson's two expert witnesses, biomaterials scientists from Canada. Meanwhile, a television network reporter and an FDA investigator are preparing a special on the PSS implants, which airs just before the Lawson v. PSS trial. The investigation and intrigue related to the murder continue right up to the Lawson v. PSS trial, and coordinate with the criminal investigation and grand jury indictment of the principals at PSS and Conway and their murderous lackeys.
A native of Colorado, Jo Stone is an attorney who has tried many silicone gel breast implant cases and has been involved in all of the excitement surrounding the complicated preparation and trial of those cases. This wife and mother of four is also a college professor who has taught English literature, Humanities, Business and Law courses throughout her legal career Jo attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where she earned my B.A. and M.A. in English literature and Juris Doctorate degrees
This was an interesting read. It started fast and kept your attention through the many details and continual action as one side races to silence the truth and the other side continually tries to derail the attempts, not often successfully, in order to bring the greedy and hypocritical principal players to justice. The struggle you see as Pamela Lawson's unnecessary struggle for life and the results that occur. I would rate this book a 3/5. It is interesting, well written, and will rivet you to the pages. It is the first medical thriller I have read, and it is definitely one that has opened a door to a 'new world' for me!
I want to thank the author for providing the review copy of this book. It was provided in exchange for an honest opinion and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.