Book Condition: First Edition, Near Fine (except for the absurd plot and ridiculous one dimensional characters. Not recommended, even though I am trying to sell it here on AbeBooks! A medical student from Boston accepts a post at Miami's Forbes Clinic, the world's foremost cancer research hospital, and discovers that an evil plot lies behind its success. The book starts out OK, but goes downhill once it gets going. First of all, no matter how bad a book is, I read it all the way through. I managed to get through this book and when I read the last page I knew it for sure then. This was absolutely the WORST book I've ever read in my entire life! The main character of this book is a PSYCHO, who appears to have a total lack of judgement. His girlfriend is an annoyingly unassertive character who simply follows him around saying, "Sean, are you sure this is a good idea? I don't want to do this, this is going too far, blah blah blah" before giving in and going along with it anyway. All of the characters are inconsistent, the plot isn't all that interesting and the writing is just plain bad. This novel consists of stock characters walking their way through ludicrous situations. For example, the corporate espionage angle is totally unbelievable. The characters seemed one-dimensional and the writing is just as bad as the plot. The author needs to do some more research; there are three basic mistakes about places in the city of Boston in one chapter. The author also tosses in a wealth of medical detail that is supposed to ensconce him as the master of the medical thriller, but even that fails to suspend our disbelief. I doubt a first year resident, writing in bits and pieces at the end of every 36-hour shift, could do worse than this. I feel an urge to warn all potential buyers and readers: don't waste your time, don't waste your mood, don't endanger your environment...don't even look at this terrible piece of work! However, if you disagree, please feel free to purchase it!