The Target List

Fiction - Thriller - Medical
230 Pages
Reviewed on 06/27/2019
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Author Biography

Dr. John Reizer is a retired chiropractor and author. Born in Lakewood, New Jersey, in 1963, he now resides in Inman, South Carolina, with his wife and daughter.

John has written several novellas and is the founder and chief editor of the popular alternative news blog,

Dr. Reizer is a former associate professor of clinical sciences at Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

His most recent works, The Blue Marble, Plandemic, The Visitors, Aftermath, False Memory, The Homecoming, Frequency, and The Target List, are science fiction thrillers.

John's novel, The Target List, is currently in post-production with Mad-Wife productions and will be released as a feature film under the title Target List in 2023.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Donna Gielow McFarland for Readers' Favorite

The Target List by Dr. John Reizer is a fast-paced medical thriller set sometime in the not-too-distant future. A team of four colleagues invented WAND, a revolutionary medical device capable of curing diseases without drugs or surgery. WAND is about to receive FDA approval when two of the team members are murdered. The surviving members, Clyde and Donna, are forced to flee for their lives, unsure if they are being pursued by big pharma, the government, or both. Somebody hired top rated hitmen to go after them. They suspect that the problem is how WAND technology will revolutionize the whole field of medical treatment forever, and that’s going to cost people who benefit by making money from expensive drugs and procedures a lot of money.

The Target List contains nonstop action from the first page to the last. It is a short read and I couldn’t put it down. Dr. Reizer perfectly maintains a high level of suspense throughout the novel and I enjoyed that every time Clyde and Donna think they are finally safe, the reader knows they’re not. The plot is well thought out and at least somewhat plausible, especially for readers who entertain conspiracy theories (people who like conspiracy theories are going to love this book!). But you don’t have to believe in conspiracy theories to enjoy The Target List. This medical thriller is entertaining, compact and well-written. Reizer keeps it relatively clean, so I recommend The Target List for all readers, YA and up, especially those who enjoy a good thriller.

Lauren A.

The Target List is a really interesting read. Fast paced and lots of suspenseful situations that had me wanting to keep reading more. I would definitely recommend this novel to others.

Heather Lynch

I loved reading The Target List. It pulled me in and didn't let me go. I honestly didn't want the story to end, it was that much fun.


I like books like this one because they tell a story and a bit of truth at the same time. I started reading it yesterday and had to go to work. I couldn't wait to get home and finish it. I wish it would've been longer so I could've looked forward to reading more tonight.

Kurtis Graham

The Target List by John Reizer is one of the best short novels I've ever read. I recommend this book to anyone interested in reading an intense, fast paced thriller.


This book was an exceptional read. I loved it. Thrilling, easy to read and educational, it's a book I will be rereading again.

Mike Clusserath

This is a very timely book that captures the clear excesses of corporate control of healthcare in the United States. The excellent flow and realistic writing of the author will keep you engaged and attempting to predict the story, but beware of surprises along the way. This is a great book for consumers of mystery and suspense in the high flying world of behemoth health care corporate corruption. Great reading!

Katie Nelson

I read this book, The Target List, about three weeks ago. It was very interesting and quite educational. It's a pretty short novel, but very well written. The author is an alternative healthcare physician (chiropractor) so he has a good understanding of medical terminology and medical conditions. The story is fast-paced and filled with lots of action. It begins with the invention of an instrument called WAND that somehow cures cancers and other diseases by radio frequencies. The pharmaceutical companies are threatened by the technology and send hired assassins out to destroy the inventors and their technology. This is the type of story that I could see happening in real life and the book, although short, kept me thinking about certain things long after I finished it. I thoroughly enjoyed this book through and through. It's the kind of story that you're going to want to read cover to cover in one sitting. I would definitely recommend this book to anybody that wants to read a very interesting medical thriller.

Robert Thomas

Excellent book! I have often thought that drug companies were not interested in curing the different diseases they make money treating. The Target List explores this premise and does so brilliantly. I listened to the audiobook and thoroughly enjoyed the fast-paced, short chapters.

David Geeson

This novel took me by surprise. It's a fast read and I found the book's central theme (Big Pharma is out to kill us all) interesting to say the least. I also loved how the author addressed the issue of pharmaceutical companies holding back medicine's progress in curing diseases. I believe this premise to be the truth. The author is not shy with his writing and dives right in from the beginning of the story, letting readers know what he believes is happening in the real world through cleverly written fiction. The Target List is a quick read and very entertaining. There are some incredibly short chapters in the beginning of the book that set the stage for the rest of the ride. This story is a blast to read, but more importantly it paints a scary picture of multinational pharmaceutical companies that will do almost anything to maintain the profitability of their products. This is a book that needs to be read by anybody who has a desire to understand more about health and wellness.


A thought- provoking novel that had me hooked right away.

Anna T.

An excellent read that had me questioning everything I have ever been taught about healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry.