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Bad Medicine: A Medical Thriller by Geoffrey M Cooper is a taut ride of suspense that won't let you go. Professor Brad Parker thinks he's living an average life among academics in his new position as a temporary director at a research institute. But there is nothing routine about the deaths that occur during clinical trials. As suspicions rise, Brad is knee-deep in blackmail, sabotage, and possibly murder. He and Karen Richmond, FBI agent and partner, are in a race against time to solve the mystery, ending up in the crosshairs of a hired killer.
Cooper is a master at the medical thriller, cleverly weaving medicine into a dramatic conspiracy plot. Some novels go over the top in their attempts and end up being unconvincing, but this author has the perfect balance. Not only are the plot, characters, and dialogue believable, they would be quite chilling if true. From the first page, you are drawn like a magnet into the story. Brad Parker is a well-realized character and plays off Karen in a believable way. You are completely entrenched in this mystery, and you're compelled to ride it out to its conclusion. I love the science combined with the action, and the author's background and expertise in research lend authenticity. I enjoy Cooper's style, which is explanatory, but not overly so. He gets to the point and keeps moving forward, which makes for a perfect pace. Fans of Robin Cook medical thrillers will love Bad Medicine: A Medical Thriller by Geoffrey M Cooper.