The Cure

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Orphaned as a teenager by an incurable disease that killed his parents and now threatens the life of his younger brother and millions around the world, Dr Vincent Bach, 28, believes he has finally found the cure. But the drug, hijacked by a biotech corporation with links to Al Qaeda, has become deadlier than the disease itself and threatens a global catastrophe. When Susan Conner, a traumatized drug-dependent doctor and Bach take on the Corporation, they are implicated in its nefarious activities. Wanted by the ...
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Overview

Orphaned as a teenager by an incurable disease that killed his parents and now threatens the life of his younger brother and millions around the world, Dr Vincent Bach, 28, believes he has finally found the cure. But the drug, hijacked by a biotech corporation with links to Al Qaeda, has become deadlier than the disease itself and threatens a global catastrophe. When Susan Conner, a traumatized drug-dependent doctor and Bach take on the Corporation, they are implicated in its nefarious activities. Wanted by the crooked firm in order to silence them, they are framed for murder and become fugitives, hunted by the police, the FBI and by hired assassins.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781467919838
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/12/2013
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in a one-room wood-and-iron shanty, home to his parents and six older brothers and sisters, Dr Morad Zaffron grew up in an apartheid era township outside of Durban, South Africa. After high school he left home to study at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town. Upon graduating, he worked in the US and UK before returning home to South Africa.
While in the US, Zaffron became interested in the rigorous and often dangerous clinical trials process for new drugs. Global corporations spend billions of dollars on R&D for new medications. During harsh economic times, the battle to recoup these vast sums can become a matter of survival for the company. In desperation, tainted drugs may be fast-tracked into the global market. This sparked the idea for The Cure, a medical thriller. While attending a writer's conference in Hawaii, Zaffron's initial ideas came to the attention of one of his idols, medical thriller writer Michael Palmer, who encouraged him to write a novel.
His passion for writing resurrected, Zaffron then read for a Master's Degree in Creative Writing at UCT. He wrote the initial draft of the Cure at this stage. As part of the research for the book, he enrolled for the post graduate program in HIV/ AIDS and Viral Genetics at the University of KZN.
Soon after The Cure's South African release, Zaffron was invited to the Cape Town Open Book Festival to launch the novel. In discussion with Professor Imraan Coovadia, Zaffron addressed a full house at the Fugard Theatre and received a standing ovation. A poet and writer, Morad Zaffron's poetry and short stories have appeared in international publications.
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