A cure for obesity, worth billions.
A death in a clinical trial.
When patent lawyer Daniel Marchmont agrees to act for Calliope Biotech, he doesn't know what he's getting into. The first lawyer on the case is dead, and vital lab book is missing. Daniel and his wife Rachel are hoping biotechnology will also provide a cure for their daughter Chloe, who suffers from a devastating genetic disorder. Then the unimaginable happens, and they face a moral dilemma that threatens everything.
Meanwhile young researcher Katie Flanagan suspects something is very wrong in the lab. But knowledge is dangerous when someone is playing a perilous game...
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About the Author
Dr. Christine Poulson has lectured in art history and is familiar with academic life. A member of the Society of Friends, she is author of several novels, including Deep Water and works of nonfiction, as well as an active blogger. She is a member of the Crime Writer's Association.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I like medical mysteries and thrillers so the cover of this book caught me eye. Daniel Marchmont, a patent lawyer, takes on a case with Calliope Biotech after the first lawyer, his ex, dies and a lab book vital to his case is missing. Daniel and his wife Rachel spend much of their time with their daughter Chloe living on their boat. Chloe has a rare genetic disease. A young researcher named Katie Flanagan is working on finding a cure for this disease. She has recently lost her lab space and has begun working at Calliope Biotech. She and Rachel become friends and she lives with them for awhile on the boat. She soon senses that there is something amiss at the lab, and she gets too close. This is a book with a lot of suspense where you are not sure who to trust. I suspected most of the cast of characters before the stunning conclusion. This book exposes the lengths to which drug companies will go to get a money-making drug to market before anyone else. I enjoyed this book and hope to see more from this author.
I received a copy of DEEP WATER by Christine Poulson from Lion Fiction via Kregel in exchange for an honest review. This can be classified as a mystery novel. While I do enjoy mystery novels, this one didn’t quite do it for me. This story focuses on medical-pharmaceutical research in the United Kingdom. That might be what did it for me. While I do like reading a variety of books, I usually prefer my mysteries to be more historical. This one at times was a bit too scientific and I became a bit lost. You don’t need an extensive background in medicine to understand the terminology being used, and I found myself looking up a few parts to better understand the book. DEEP WATERS shows how ruthless some companies can be. The writing itself is strong. You come to truly care about the characters and toward the end of the book you want to keep flipping through chapters to come to the conclusion. What I liked best is that this book looks at something that could actually happen in the world. Maybe that isn’t what I liked best, because if it did happen it would be downright scary! Overall, this isn’t a bad book. If you enjoy modern mysteries, you will probably really enjoy it.
A book that will make you think, and it could possibly happen, and probably has, the falsifying of results in the lab to push drugs through. The premise of a drug that will fight obesity, and what a wonderful drug that would be, no more dieting and exercise, not quite, but sure would be the magic pill, that is until someone dies. We are following a young lab technician and her quest to find a drug to help children born with rare genetic illness, and then we are in the lab with the people who are working on the obesity drug. While greed and prestige does play a big part in this book, there is also the human story of a young little girl afflicted with a very rare illness, and our hope for answers. Then glimpses of hope, but at what cost, another little ones entire life and happiness, these decisions have to be made, and we hope for the best, especially as we put faces to these people. This book will have you page turning from the first to the very last, and we feel like we are walking in their shoes. I received this book through Kregel Publishing, and was not required to give a positive review.
We all want drugs to be made available that will cure the world of what is ailing us, even saving the life of someone we know. But just how does all those clinical trials really work? Are pharmaceutical companies really willing to risk whatever it takes to get their newest drugs to market? That is the latest premise behind Christine Poulson's medical thriller Deep Water. When a man dies based on the human testing portion of a new drug to target obesity in humans and offer something the world has been waiting for, suddenly everything is called into question. When the lab book goes missing that contains all the necessary information pertaining to the step-by-step processes of those who have been working on the drug and then the lawyer assigned to the case winds up dead, something is going wrong and they are running out of time to uncover what is really happening behind the scenes. It gets personal for Daniel Marchmont, a patent lawyer whose ex-wife Jennifer was killed while investigating this case. Daniel's daughter Chloe will be one of the first patients to benefit from a new drug if the testing can be confirmed to prevent her from having daily blood infusions or else die from her genetic disorder and one that the lab who was also working on the obesity drug is handling. Are corners being cut for the sake of profit or is there something more sinister in the works. I received Deep Water by Christine Poulson compliments of Kregel Publications and Lion Hudson Publishers. It definitely opens the readers eyes to what really goes on behind all those clinical trials and makes you wonder what might happen if something should suddenly go wrong when it comes to human testing. Is it worth billions if one person dies so others can live? A chilling look at a medical mystery, I only wish it would have closed out the story-lines a bit better, but perhaps a sequel is in the works to continue where this one kinda of left off. I would rate this one a 4 out of 5 stars.