The Greater Good

Fiction - Thriller - Medical
262 Pages
Reviewed on 12/13/2023
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Reviewed by Frank Mutuma for Readers' Favorite

His region was doing well, but the Gordon incident had spooked the directors. Dr. Stone had dedicated his life to Goodell's vision of saving the country and the human species. But how did they intend to do it? Dr. Morrison has many things going on in his life: separation from his wife, Mike's diagnosis, and his cluster headaches. Immediately after Mike's diagnosis, he became involved with the Advanced Genomic Research Company in the hope of helping his son and many other people suffering from similar conditions. Dr. Stone was able to convince him that the information he would provide was anonymous and for the greater good. Unfortunately, his participation has put everything he cares for in danger. To find out how events unfold, get a copy of The Greater Good by Dr. Frank J. Sapienza.

The Greater Good by Dr. Frank J. Sapienza is a medical thriller must-read. It is a page-turner, and I was hooked from the first chapter. The twists and turns in the flawlessly flowing plotline kept me on the edge of my seat. The author utilized suspense to great effect, and I couldn't wait to find out what happened in the subsequent chapters. He was also very effective in capturing the imagination of the reader through the vivid descriptions of events and the emotions of the well-developed characters. I also found the plot to be thought-provoking on relevant issues, such as ethics in research, especially now that technology is advancing at a terrific speed in fields such as genetics and biochemistry. I cannot wait to read something more by this talented author.

Alma Boucher

The Greater Good is a medical thriller by Dr. Frank J. Sapienza. Dr. Jonathan Morrison’s son Mike always had a sensitive stomach with frequent diarrhea and vomiting, and it was getting worse. During the night, Jack woke Jon, as Mike was not breathing. Jon had to give Mike a tracheotomy on the floor of his room with a steak knife. Mike was suffering from cystic fibrosis, a severe chronic lung disease, which explained the chronic respiratory issues and the gastrointestinal disturbances. Martha Bigelow was involved in an accident, and Jon examined her after she arrived at the ER. Jon was concerned about her symptoms and sent her for tests. Martha was diagnosed with Huntington's disease. Martha’s daughter Darla had to deal with her mother’s diagnosis and the potential that she could also develop the disease.

The plot in The Greater Good is complex and interesting. Dr. Frank J. Sapienza had me hooked from the first page until the end. Different plots were woven together, and it was easy to follow as the chapters flowed into each other. The story was fast-paced and full of action. It was a page-turner, and the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat. With all the twists and turns, I never knew what to expect next and I was kept guessing until the very end. The characters were authentic and relatable. Of all of them, my favorite character was Jon. He was willing to go to extremes so that he could give his son the necessary treatment. The growing relationship between Jon and Darla lightened the severity of their circumstances. This is an excellent medical thriller that far exceeded my expectations.

Essien Asian

Life is tough for Doctor Jonathan Morrison. He's in the middle of a complicated divorce from his alcoholic wife and he still has to juggle work at the hospital with raising two young boys. Just when he thinks that his situation cannot get any worse, he is forced to rush one of his sons to the Emergency Room where an investigation reveals that the boy is suffering from a potentially deadly condition. Jon struggles to come to terms with this turn of events until he receives a message from an old friend offering a potential solution to his problems, but it comes at a heavy price. Is he willing to risk his career to save his son's life? Only time will tell in The Greater Good by Dr. Frank J. Sapienza.

Dr. Frank J. Sapienza's medical thriller The Greater Good puts a doctor in a position where he has to choose between his son and his profession, as the lines between family and work become blurred. Sapienza's depiction of his principal character's typical workday is spot-on as he uses his experience in that field to impressive effect. The intriguing thing about this story is the way Sapienza goes to extra lengths to explain the potential consequences of every action taken by all the principal participants in this story. He pushes Jon's fractured family life to the fore, creating a flawed hero the reader will instantly fall in love with. Even when it comes to violence, the attention to detail is incredibly impressive. Sapienza's approach to crafting this riveting story shows he is an author to watch out for in the future.