Dear Booksharian Friends, Knowing some of you are fans of medical thrillers, here's a news flash. When Carrie gets back next Monday or Tuesday, there will be a new book of Medical suspense in the Bookshare collection to rivet you to whatever book reader you're using. The Carrier is a 275 page novel by Holden Scott`, Evan scanned and I proofread reading through it in three days, which is fast for me. It's about a cancer cure gone wrong with a sympathetic young medical researcher trying to save his girlfriend, but killing those he touches as he makes his way across the country to find her. The author draws a heartbreakingly realistic picture of the ravages of cancer to its victims and those who love them, but not in a windy, preachy way. He never loses sight of the suspense. Not that I mean to spoil the ending, I can't help but say I wouldn't recommend a book that made me feel worse when I finished reading it than when I started. I'd be glad of any medical suspense recs any of you have, though I've already covered Robin Cook completely and read some of Palmer and Garretson's thrillers. The long and short synopsis follow my signature. Always with love, Lissi Med student Jack secretly develops a cancer cure for his dying girl friend. His jealous supervisor tampers with the drug and has Jack expelled. Seeking his sweetheart, the drug gone amok within him, well-meaning Jack unknowingly kills with a touch. The FBI races to shoot him on sight. Heart-stopping suspense. "A brilliant Harvard Ph.D. candidate discovers a cure for cancer--a discovery that pits him against his mentor and the FBI in a cross-country race against time. Jack Collier Is a brilliant but troubled Ph.D. candidate at Harvard--a kid from the wrong side of the tracks. But he has an idea that will make medical history: train Strep A bacteria (also known as flesh-eating bacteria) to attack tumors rather than healthy flesh. When his mentor, a renowned professor, steals Jack's idea and sets him up to get expelled from Harvard, Jack is nearly destroyed. All he knows is that he has to put as much distance between himself and Harvard as possible. And his first priority is to find the girlfriend who left him--the one person who can most benefit from Jack's medical discovery. But as Jack travels across the country, he unknowingly leaves a wake of death in his tracks, because something terrible has happened with the cure--something Jack could never have predicted. A sympathetic FBI agent wants to find Jack and stop him--before those who want to see his genius silenced find him first. Filled with groundbreaking medical and scientific details, Holden Scott's latest thriller is his most fascinating and imaginative yet."