Book Review: THE CURE A Thriller by BRADLEE FRAZER

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Title: THE CURE A Thriller
Category: Medical Thriller
Pub. Date: 06/082012
Publisher: Diversion Books
Format: Paperback
Pages: 306
ISBN#: 9781938120329

Synopsis:                                                          What if we had the cure for a catastrophic illness, but it lay hidden inside the blood and bones of just one man?
A mysterious new contagion is decimating the population. It starts in the lungs, like the flu, then moves to the bones, where it weakens and breaks them, eventually killing the host. The disease's origin, methods of propagation and means of contraction are all unknown. There is no vaccine, and none is expected, as the virus is protean and elusive. If it remains unchecked and mutates into a more virulent form, it will become an extinction level event.
Jason Kramer has the disease, known by its nickname "Trips Lite" (the CDC doctor who discovered it is a fan of Stephen King's "The Stand"), but his body produces a unique antibody that kills the viruses inside him. This component in Jason's blood can be harvested and given to anyone who needs it—his blood can heal. But pharmaceutical magnate Phillip Porter needs to keep people believing that only his expensive drug cocktail will slow Trips Lite down, and so if there’s any chance someone with the disease will live, Phillip Porter must make sure that Jason Kramer does not.
Interweaving the styles of John Grisham and Michael Crichton, The Cure is a thriller that fuses genres while retaining its own unique voice to tell the story of Jason—burdened with the knowledge that he is mankind’s last hope—as he struggles against Porter’s avarice and greed in the face of an impending viral apocalypse.

My Review:   
The last few books I have read lately have seemed to have taken all my favorite types of books and rolled them all into one. I can't seem to stop reading. Which is what I love to do any way, Right? I know, I am rattling on, but honestly it does seems like I really am on a great roll in picking up some awesome reads and THE CURE was right on top!

When I received a copy this book with a note from an Attorneys and Counselors letterhead stationary and via Federal Express I was floored to say the least. It took me a few minutes to read and re-read the note and look at the signature while checking the book out to add two and two together that the author what one of the names on the letter as well. I was like, "OH MY GOD, SOME ATTORNEY WANTS LITTLE OH ME TO READ HIS BOOK!"  Yeah that is what I honestly said. But then I started reading and was then like, "OH MY GOOD LORD THIS BOOK IS AH AH AH AMAZING!!!" 

All the terms and the way the story was written inside these 300 pages took me from outside the crimes, to inside someone else's head, to trying to solve the crime before the story ended, to like really hearing this book inside my head and playing out the chapters with each character in mind. 

I was so amazed at this book that I so can see this playing out on the screen, and what the characters may look like. I was screaming, shouting, and that was just when I was not able to be reading. If I had not already wanted this book before, just reading the back of the cover or by reading the synopsis on Goodreads would have made me want it! It will be one of those books that some time in the future I will pick it up again and re-read and savior each page again. I honestly can not remember one part within the covers of this book that I was not thrilled and was not intensely involved in. 

So with all that being said I am so honored to have read and to review author Bradlee R. Frazer's First Novel. 

I  recommend this to all my Thrill Seeking readers.       

So due to the above, I am giving this book a Breath of Life ratings of: 

Five Clock Rating!!!  
Disclosure: I did receive this book for my honest opinion and review. But these opinions are my own and yours may differ. 


About the Author:

Bradlee Frazer is an author, speaker, blogger and Boise, Idaho native who loves the blues, Ray Bradbury short stories and his wife, daughter and dogs. He is also the lawyer who successfully registered the color blue as a trademark for the iconic artificial turf in Boise State University’s football stadium.

Bradlee’s nonfiction has been published in national legal treatises on matters of Internet and intellectual property law, and he is a frequent speaker on those topics. His works of fiction include the short story “Occam’s Razor,” which was published in an online literary journal, and he has co-authored two screenplays, Dangerous Imagination and Spirit of the Lake. He has written scripts for sketch comedy, radio productions and short films, and in college Bradlee was a film critic who wrote and hosted a weekly half-hour television program called Premiere!. The Cure is his first novel.


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