What if at the time of death the human brain creates a chemical that puts us in a state of pure ecstasy as the spirit prepares to leave the body? What if terrorists learned to make this drug and sell it on our streets? Once tried, ordinary people would do anything to get it. It would our society in a state of Fatal Addiction. This story is fiction-or is it? With over 30 years experience in pharmaceuticals, Everett Beal, Rph. Is compelled to tell the public of an amoral trend in a multi-billion dollar industry that could put our entire country in a state of Fatal Addiction while terrorists wait in the shadows. The hero of the story is Tyler, a small town pharmacist who learns that terrorists have secretly altered a legal drug (Oxy-Contin) to make it hopelessly addictive. Working undercover for Homeland Security, he investigates a fellow pharmacist who is trafficking the altered drug out onto the streets. Tyler is soon enveloped in a dangerous morass of pervasive evil that is so large that he sees no way out. His one salvation is his love for Miriam, whose three year old daughter was raped and brutally murdered by an OxyContin addict. As skilled with his pen as he is in his profession, Everett Beal has masterfully told a captivating tale of intrigue, mystery and danger that has its dark side leavened by the love and courage of a couple who struggle against an overwhelming tide of greed and terrorism.
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Ev Beal, relying on his long experience in the pharmacy industry, has turned it to good advantage in this espionage/thriller-type novel. The book is fast-paced, sometimes too fast which is the only complaint I have, and the characters are far more believeable than the typical protagonists and antagonists you'd find in similar works. The folks in this book are real people. Simply put. You're not going to find flying cars, laser wrist watches and micro-nukes in a shoe sole. You are going to find a solid and believeable plot with no need to rely on Science Fiction type devices to cover up where the writer's narrative abilities fall down. It's a sad indictment of ths nation that it takes a work of near-fiction to expose the world of illegal pharmacopia and the designer drug market. This is not the kind of thing you're going to read about in your morning paper, even though it happens in every community across the nation. Beal's work, unfortunately, will be one of those books that never gets the serious consideration and treatment it deserves. Why? Because he hits too close to home exposing a dark side of society we choose to ignore.
This book did more than wake me up to a lot of what has been going on around me that I was not aware of. It made me stop and look at medications that my doctor and the hospital recommended that I take during my recovery from double knee replacements. The hospital staff was amazed that I refused to use the morphin drip that I was provided. I hate pills completely so I opted not to take any pain killers, but to deal with the pain in other ways and thru prayer. I realized it would have been easy to become addicted to those medications as I have seen others do. Luckily for me I had an example to give me extra drive, my own sister. I wish she had a chance to read this book before she was taken from me because of an overdose. I feel that Mr Beal's book would have made her see what she was doing to herself. Maybe if she had the insight that I got from this book, she would still be with me. Thank you Mr. Beal for making me see the world around me a lot clearier. You are an awesome author. I look forward to more of your work.