Category Archives: Medical Thriller

Silent Treatment by Michael Palmer

Reviewed by Allen Hott

Silent TreatmentThere is no doubt that this is a medical thriller but the reader must realize that a lot of the “thriller” is in fact only connected with “medical” in a general way. Yes there are some somewhat scary moments connected with the medical industry. But most of the thrills are as Dr. Harry Corbett and a few of his associates get involved in hunting for killers.

Corbett is a highly successful doctor who is well established and well liked in the hospital where he practices. He has also been married to the love of his life, though lately he is not necessarily the love of his wife’s life. There appear to be some things happening with her that he is not aware of, only that she has been acting strangely.

Evie, his wife, is scheduled early on in the story for a minor repair on a small problem with her heart. The doctors have all convinced them that it is nothing to be concerned about but Corbett is still worried.

Resistant by Michael Palmer

Resistant

Reviewed by Cy Hilterman

Have you ever been sick with a bug of some time that the medical profession is stumped? Michael Palmer lays out a terrific story about the search for a cure of one such illness that the medical field secretly is working on to save those that have had or are showing signs of contracting the bug. There is so much danger, not only to those attempting to find a cure, but for each person working on this top secret project, they face constant danger from others that have a hint of what is going on and what this bug can do.

Fascinomas – Fascinating Medical Mysteries by Clifton K. Meador, M.D.

Reviewed by Teri Davis

Fascinoma combines the words ‘fascinate’ with ‘oma.’ The suffix ‘oma’ usually denotes a growth or tumor. … Thus a fascinoma is medical slang for an unusually interesting medical case.”

Combining the unusual with the study of medicine is the perfect title for this compact collection written in layman terms.

Doctors, fortunately, are usually correct in the assessment and treatment of most patients but it is impossible for a correct diagnosis all the time. Also complicating this process is the realistic fact that not everyone reacts exactly the same way to every disease. Most experienced doctors vividly remember those few cases where their diagnosis and treatment did not work. These are those stories which fortunately are resolved but often require a different approach.

The Plague Within
by Lawrence W. Gold, M.D.

The Plague WithinReviewed by Teri Davis

What can you do is you are sick, very sick? Naturally, you seek someone in the medical profession that believes and hopes to make you feel better and to lessen your symptoms. What happens though if you don’t heal or improve? Do you continue with the same doctor or do you look for a second opinion? At what point do you break with the traditional methods and look for other alternatives, even new untested possibilities?

THE PLAGUE WITHIN is a story about two doctors and two philosophies of medicine, the traditional conservative and the alternative or possibly experimental treatment.

Dr. Jack Byrnes is a traditional doctor treating his patient, Rachel Palmer, who despite caring approaches is becoming sicker each day with her family seeing her close death. Rachel’s husband believes and trusts Jack, but her mother wants to look at other possible avenues of treatment, whether they have been successful or not.