Out of fear. Out of greed. Out of evil. Corruption springs from many roots.
Teenagers fall prey to a deadly new drug craze sweeping across Russia. Pharmaceuticals destined for Africa turn up on the backstreets of Moscow, St Petersburg and Vladivostok. Regulator Suzanne Jones and her sister, Charlie, fight to stop the pushers before more kids die.
But will their discoveries mean a friend goes to prison? And are they putting their loved ones in danger?
With old adversaries and surprising new allies, the Jones sisters face their toughest challenge to date. The heart-stopping final episode in the Suzanne Jones series of thrillers set in the sometimes murky world of international pharmaceuticals.
Well, that was interesting. I put the book down and stared for several minutes into space before I could start this brief review. I'm not sure what I've completely digested in this tale of woeful greed and pharmaceutical abuse. Every time I think I've discovered the lowest levels of humanity, someone writes a book (or holds a press conference) and I discover a new degree of depravity.
This book follows the path a new street drug carves as it spreads around the globe. The protagonist is so unique - I doubt I'd ever entertained a regulator as a possible lead for a suspense novel. There's a lot of depth in her role, and that's a hats-off to the author, who has obviously expended a great deal of time and energy researching these novels.
The books were very Clancy-esque, full of shocking little connections that left you puzzled and thrilled. I got pretty lost in the cast of characters and details, which isn't unusual for me in suspense novels. I had to flip back through the book several times to connect all the details. The book took me much longer to read than usual (hence the very late posting) but I overall enjoyed it. There's a lot to think about here. I'll probably never take another pain medication without wondering if I'm contributing to the death of children in another country. Truly, the world is a complex and terrifying place.
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When Elizabeth Ducie had been working in the international pharmaceutical industry for nearly thirty years, she decided
she’d like to take a break from technical writing—text books, articles and training modules—and write about some of her travel experiences instead. She took some courses in Creative Writing and discovered to her surprise that she was happier, and more successful, writing fiction than memoirs or life-writing. In 2012, she gave up the day job, and started writing full-time. She has published three novels, three collections of short stories and a series of manuals on business skills for writers.
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