The Proteus Cure

The Proteus Cure

by Tracy L. Carbone, F. Paul Wilson

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In medical ethics, the line between right and wrong is often blurred. Who is to decide what is for the good of humanity?

Changing the world. One person at a time�

That is the mission statement of Tethys Hospital, run by Dr. Bill Gilchrist and his deformed sister, Abra. VG723, their revolutionary stem-cell-based therapy, appears to be capable of doing just that for the cancer patients who come to Tethys. VG723 is often their last hope. But if they match the protocol, they're virtually guaranteed a cure.

Dr. Sheila Takamura, a young, dedicated oncologist, is proud to be involved in the clinical trials. Once the FDA approves it for widespread use, VG723 will revolutionize cancer therapy. That is why she's alarmed when former patients return with bizarre syndromes. Yes, they're cancer free, but they're experiencing dramatic changes in their hair and skin and general appearance. When she investigates a possible link to the protocol, those patients start dying. As the body count grows, Sheila finds her own life in danger. She comes to suspect there might be a literal meaning behind the Tethys motto � but can she learn the truth in time to save herself and millions of others?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149625086
Publisher: Shadowridge Press
Publication date: 08/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 847,138
File size: 379 KB

About the Author

TRACY L. CARBONE is a Massachusetts native who sets most of her work in the fictional town of Bradfield. She was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for her editing work on Epitaphs: A Journal of the New England Horror Writers. The PROTEUS CURE is her fourth published book, with previous titles including a Young Adult science fiction, a suspense thriller, and a collection of horror and literary dark stories. Her short stories have been published in several magazines and anthologies in the U.S. and Canada. Her medical thriller HOPE HOUSE will be released by Shadowridge Press the summer of 2013.

F. PAUL WILSON is the award-winning, NY Times bestselling author of nearly fifty books and many short stories spanning horror, adventure, medical thrillers, science fiction, and virtually everything between. More than nine million copies of his books are in print in the US and his work has been translated into twenty-four foreign languages. He also has written for the stage, screen, and interactive media. His latest thrillers, NIGHTWORLD and COLD CITY, feature his urban mercenary, Repairman Jack. Paul resides at the REAL Jersey Shore

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