Patent to Kill Author:April Christofferson Christofferson's gripping novels of medical suspense have drawn favorable comparisons to the work of Michael Crichton and Robin Cook. Now she returns with a page-turning thriller that explores the cutting edge of medicine--and murder. — It is a new crime for a new century. Biopiracy: the theft of the healing secrets of isolated, indigenous peo... more »ples. Rapacious pharmaceutical companies swoop down on remote Third World tribes, steal their folk medicine, native cures, and even human blood, then reap tremendous profits from the patents.
Dr. Jake Scully doesn't want to think that his employer, Genchrom, is exploiting anyone, let alone killing natives for the unique properties of their DNA, but when he tries to blow the whistle on the company's criminal activities, he places his own life--and his family--in danger.« less
Very informative and kind of scary scenario of what pharmaceutical companies could be capable of when trying to obtain new drugs or at least the patent for a new drug. Relax--it's only fiction---right?
April Christofferson is a very imaginative writer, right up there with Robin Cook. The story she weaves is action-packed while she takes you on a journey with scientists looking for precious DNA, through the jungles of the Amazon, with all of the dangers and downright scary predators lurking in every treetop, bush and river bottom. If you like medical thrillers, you will love this one.