A mysterious illness is ravaging the nation. Those suffering from the dreaded sickness are in so much pain that some victims have peeled the flesh from their bones in a desperate attempt to relieve their symptoms.
Set in and around Manchester, the novel follows Jack Bright, a scientist working to cure the sickness. Whilst investigating a clinical trial that went tragically wrong, he realises there has been a terrible mistake. But before he can find out more, he is framed.
Desperate, not only to clear his name but also to find the cause of the sickness, Jack is forced to resort to increasingly questionable methods. Breaking and entering. Blackmail. Kidnapping. With every decision, his morals are tested but he perseveres, motivated by a tragedy in his past.
Jack’s luck is constantly dwindling, until he finds himself racing against more than just the people who are after him.
Poison in the Pills by August Raine
Jack Bright lost his job when he attempted to uncover the truth behind deaths in the research trials of a large pharmaceutical company. People were dying horribly, the new drug was dangerous, but money talks and now he has become a target, himself. Can he uncover the truth before it’s too late? The country is dying in a ghoulish way, yet no one will listen…and now he is on the run, desperate to survive.
POISON IN THE PILLS by August Raine is a rapid-fire medical thriller that is as plausible as it is horrific. Daring, well-written and edgy, with today’s climate, the wariness of the public to trust that big pharma has their best interests in mind, we can’t help but root for a man who seems to be just an average guy with the guts to dare to stand up, making himself a target for injustice.
A great way to spend a few hours, often on the edge of your seat!
I received a complimentary copy from August Raine! This is my honest and voluntary review.