"A chilling thriller"
Research scientist Dr. Anson Lunt dies in a plane crash
just on the verge of a victory that would have made him a
household name along with historical persona like Fleming
and Salk. His team has discovered the medical equivalent
to the philosopher's stone, an apparent cure for cancer
that seemingly could also inoculate people preventing the
disease from even occurring.
THE CURE for cancer is easily worth millions, perhaps
billions. The bidding begins, but not always with cash.
The drug companies want the patent. The research
scientists want the fame and money. Zieglersville is a
small town reeling with an overload of corpses as murder
has become a major by-product of the cure. Then there is
George Morton, employee and friend of Lunt who is at the
crosshairs of the power struggle.
Author of the BLUE MAX and other powerful thrillers, Jack
D. Hunter has written perhaps his best book to date with
the action-packed THE CURE. The story line focuses on the
avarice of humanity to control the elixir and the fame and
money associated with it with altruism not of any concern.
The cast is a powerful group and the audience will have a
difficult time deciding whether George is a brilliant
greedy thug or a naive humanitarian until the end. Mr.
Hunter portrays a cynical backbiting world where deceit,
double cross, and lies rule over kindness and the overall
good. In other words the perfect cure for the summer time
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 31, 2003