Dr. Hope Allerd--intelligent, driven, and independent minded--has landed a fellowship under the mercurial and enigmatic Dr. Francis Peril. His Protocol is a miracle treatment for meningitis.
A fledgling romance blossoms between Hope and Peril, until Clive Andrew, a reporter from Peril's past appears claiming that Peril is the most horrific serial murderer since Jack the Ripper.
Brutally murdered women begin turning up on the hospital campus. The police are baffled. Andrew is certain that Peril is the killer. Driven by her tragic past, Hope investigates the murders bent on proving the reporter wrong.
Hope finds that his newspaper has sacked Clive for plagiarism. As she digs further she discovers inconsistencies in the Protocol and a sinister side of Francis Peril.
Finally, she reaches a point of no return and, too late, realizes that she is slated to be the next victim of murder.
Can she trust Clive, a man with an untrustworthy past, to help her escape a certain death, or will Peril turn out to be her savior?
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woah, Loved this book! Totally different from what I normally read, but superb writing and an unpredictable plot that keeps you guessing totally won me over! When I started reading this book, “The Peril Protocol” by Robert Thornton, I just didn't want to stop until I’d read the whole thing. There are so many great characters (good and bad) and the suspense throughout the book just keeps building and building and kept me wanting to read more……. Kept me totally hooked the whole way. Really liked the medical element (the author is a Doctor and clearly knows his stuff), and the dialogue was authentic and the narrative tight. Hope and Peril make for interesting MC’s, and I was surprised and happy with how it all wrapped up. Recommend the book to those that enjoy a good thriller that is dark and unpredictable. Great writing, and will be sure to look for more from Robert Thornton in the future.
4.5 stars Okay, I do not even know where to begin because so much happens and I don’t want to give anything away… “The Peril Protocol” by author Robert Thornton is one of the most original and just flat out interesting mystery/thriller/suspense novels I’ve ever read. I liked it for so many different reasons, first the writing was great. The strong word choice and fluid prose makes it a very easy book to lose yourself in. There are enough descriptions where you can picture everything perfectly, but not so much that it bogs down the pacing. I wish I knew what the characters looked like better though, because some of them I had hard time keeping straight. I liked that there were things I haven’t seen in other books like this before, especially the mix between a medical mystery, a killer, a romance, and some *very* interesting characters, to say the least. Will be looking for more from Mr. Thornton—happy to see he has another book available. Recommend for adults as there is some language and mature content.
Let the bodies hit the floor! Yikes! Okay this book is not for the faint of heart or easily spooked… it is downright creepy and at times quite disturbing. So if you are into that (and I totally am) then this is the book for you! I will say that it did take me some time to get into this book… although it starts off with an inciting incident, it slows afterwards as the author worked more on the characters and the situations, rather than the drama… but then it starts to build at a slow simmer, leading to a full-on boil that is quite exciting. I LOVED the medical backdrop and the author did a great job with the details there that made it really feel authentic. It is clear he knows what he is talking about. So many twists and turns, and the pace is lightning fast, and with short brisk chapters that just make you want to read just one more… and then another… then another… Addicting reading, with a satisfying (and bittersweet) ending, and I look forward to more from Robert Thornton.
"The Peril Protocol” is compelling read, and one that will definitely appeal to fans of thriller/mystery/suspense novels. I was really impressed with the quality of the writing, both in content and execution. The storyline was extremely tight, focused, and fast-paced. Maybe it was the shorter chapters, but I literally did not want to stop reading the whole time, and the story moved seamlessly from one event and chapter perspective to another without any sort of confusion or slowing down. The dialogue flowed well and moved the plot forward nicely, sparing us of the dreaded “telling” that so many authors tend to do. We feel like we are a part of the book and we really connect with the characters. Enjoyed Peril, Allerd, and Clive (and others…) and thought the medical angle was a great addition to an already exciting, intelligent plot. Just gave it more of a unique feel than just a typical serial killer mystery. Perfect editing (I notice and appreciate this) and an entertaining read. Recommend for fans of thriller/suspense who’d like a new twist.