About the Book
Author: Allen Wyler
Genre: Medical Thriller
Number of Pages: 399
Synopsis: World renowned neurosurgeon Jon Ritter is on the verge of a medical breakthrough that will change the world. His groundbreaking surgical treatment, using transplanted non-human stem cells, is set to eradicate the scourge of Alzheimer’s disease and give hope to millions. But when the procedure is slated for testing, it all comes to an abrupt and terrifying halt. Ritter’s colleague is gunned down and Ritter himself is threatened by a radical anti-abortion group that not only claims responsibility, but promises more of the same. Faced with a dangerous reality but determined to succeed, Ritter turns to his long-time colleague, corporate biotech CEO Richard Stillman, for help. Together, they conspire to conduct a clandestine clinical trial in Seoul, Korea. But the danger is more determined, and more lethal, than Ritter could have imagined. After successful surgical trials, Ritter and his allies are thrown into a horrifying nightmare scenario: The trial patients have been murdered and Ritter is the number one suspect. Aided by his beautiful lab assistant, Yeonhee, Ritter flees the country, now the target of an international manhunt involving Interpol, the FBI, zealous fanatics and a coldly efficient assassin.
Jon Ritter is a talented neurosurgeon on the brink of a medical breakthrough that may help patients suffering form Alzheimer's. Acting out of greed, Richard Stillman has his henchman murder Jon's mentor as well as threaten Jon's life if he continues the stem cell study. Stillman's motive? He wants the research information for himself. Jon believes the murder and threat to be the work of a group known as the Avengers and vows to continue his research at all costs. To protect his colleagues, Jon heads to Korea in hopes of escaping the Avenger's wrath and finally transplanting stem cells in to humans, but Richard Stillman is following his every move. When the trial patients are murdered, Jon becomes the prime suspect and all heck breaks lose. With an international manhunt underway, Jon's fate hangs in limbo and the conniving Stillman may finally get his hands on Jon's priceless research. Will the authorities uncover the truth before it's too late?
This fast paced thriller is filled with unforeseen twists and lots of action which easily keeps readers on edge until the end. The author's vast knowledge of the medical field is evident and adds to the story's credibility. Jon is a likable character and it's easy to respect his mission. I even found myself giving him advice like don't go in that room or take the early flight, in hopes of protecting him, even though he never seemed to listen. Dead End Deal is definitely worth checking out.
I recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.