The Magic Bullet Author:Harry Stein Conceived with dazzling insider's knowledge of cutting-edge medical research, The Magic Bullet propels us relentlessly along on a hunt for the elusive miracle cure for cancer. Harry Stein's spellbinding new thriller is set on the dark edge of American medicine, where human fife takes a backseat to greed, ambition, and the botto... more »m line. At 31, Dr. Daniel Logan has gotten the biggest break of his career--a research fellowship at the American Cancer Institute near Washington, D.C. The patients who come here know it is their last hope for survival, and they willingly take drugs that are shrouded in secrecy...even when things begin to go very, very wrong. Soon Dr. Logan learns that he has no influence on the arrogant, world-famous researchers who give the orders, and no hope that anyone will listen when he stumbles upon the "magic bullet," a possible miracle cure--for breast cancer. The reason: a conspiracy so deadly and unconscionable that he cannot believe it's real until his life becomes a nightmare-and time begins to run out for one very special patient: the most prominent woman in American politics. Featuring passionate young doctors desperate for the glory of a cancer cure, deadly sabotage, betrayal, and a lethal medical conspiracy, Harry Stein's "what-if' premise is hair-raising...shocking...the stuff of an instant bestseller. The fear is real. The medical facts are authentic...and the cure? You'll be held spellbound finding out.
Electrifying bestseller. It's the most important medical discovery of our time - and some will kill to claim it as their own....Millions of lives could be saved if he can find the cure, but ir might get him killed....
This audio tape is one I would rate in at least the top 80% precentile for suspense; there is one point near the end where I am trying to remember something from the earlier part, and was amazed to realize that is was the same story, after all those turns! If you are intrigued by microbiology and /or cancer research, you may have to remind yourself that this is fiction from time to time !