Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Trial by Larry D. Thompson

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (March 29, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0312607350
ISBN-13: 978-0312607357
Genre: Legal Suspense
Classification: Adult Fiction

Have you ever seen those advertisements on the television that ask you to "Ask your doctor about (insert drug name here)"? Do you ever wonder how much money those ads roll in for the pharmaceutical companies? If the drug turned out to have a deadly side affect to what extent would a company go to hide it? Thompson explores those very issues in his latest novel The Trial. A drug marketed as "revolutionary" that looks to be set on lining the pockets of the drug manufacturer has been found to cause liver failure in a high percentage of patients. A cover up persists and lives are endangered.

Samantha Vaughan is a healthy 19 year college student with her whole life ahead of her. She agrees to participate in a drug trial to earn some extra money. Several months later she's facing a liver transplant or death. Together with her father, a lawyer, they will take on one of the big drug companies and become closer than ever before. This one will make you think twice about those ads. In a book that had me reminiscing about novels written by John Grisham, which I totally saturated myself in years ago, I found the book highly entertaining. If you're looking for a good suspense filled drama, this one just might fill the bill. I highly recommend it.

I gave this one 5 out of 5 stars.

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