A Dangerous Remedy Review
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As Dr. Nathan Hart—a geneticist research director—lies in a coma, Nuala and Dan Collins find themselves the target of the same man who put Dr. Hart in the hospital: Ralph Warden, a highly-respected industrialist. The head of B & W, a major pharmaceutical company, seeks to discredit Nathan Hart’s work on a drug called Medeor, in order to perfect it for his own gain. And, in order to do that, the trial runs are laced with arsenic, resulting in several deaths.

While trying to stay one step ahead of an assassin, Dan and Nuala rush to discover how the arsenic ended up in Medeor, and they find evidence that points to Ralph Warden. At the same time, they’re dodging reporters and shady characters, while uncovering a scandal that destroyed a whole village in Ecuador.

In the meantime, Ralph Warden cleans up the mess that he started in Ecuador by hiring an assassin to kill off any witnesses and anyone else who poses a potential threat. Anyone who has the bad luck to cross his path won’t last long in his world.

  
 
A Dangerous Remedy is a confusing novel. For instance, there’s no mention of what, exactly, Medeor cures—or why it’s a drug worth killing over. Meanwhile, Dan and Nuala spent a lot of time complaining, fighting with the police, and running around like the proverbial chicken with its head cut off. And author Mike Brecon failed to make me care enough about what happened in Ecuador.

Other things about the story just don’t make sense, either—like why Nuala’s sister would want to play spy and engage in a dangerous game with Ralph Warden when she doesn’t have anything to do with Medeor or the pharmaceutical industry. Plus, we don’t really get to know all that much about her. Also, in one scene, Ralph arranges his personal assistant’s death right in front of her, but she still goes home and lets a stranger into her house later that night—and, of course, she ends up dead. Other storylines just get dropped out of the plot.

A Dangerous Remedy seems to be a scattering of events that don’t quite fit together to form a coherent plot. According to my e-book reader, this novel contained 812 pages of mostly senseless meanderings, which took forever to get through. Cut the page count in half, shed more light on Medeor, and create stronger characters, and A Dangerous Remedy could be an interesting medical thriller—but it isn’t at this point.

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