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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Cure That Killed" by Chris Ettles.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The Cure That Killed by Chris Ettles is a captivating crime thriller with a sci-fi element. Jennifer Milne, a brilliant young scientist, conducts research in Berkeley. She has a loved one named Erik Archer. He is a Marine appointed by the corps to take some courses in Berkeley. Jennifer and Erik are very much in love, their future is bright, and the possibilities are endless.

Jennifer starts working with a revolutionary cure for Alzheimer's disease, Chantesol, in a pharmaceutical company Yarmouth Pharmaceuticals. Suddenly Jennifer finds out that elderly patients die in big numbers, and Chantesol may be a reason. Astonished, she reaches the company's bosses for the answers and immediately finds herself in grave danger. Sergei Klovetsky, a former KGB officer with a military experience in Chechnya and now a head of security in Yarmouth Pharmaceuticals, is sent after Jennifer.

Jennifer's only chance was to find her mentor, professor Charles Decroesus, who had inspired her to choose microbiology as her major in Berkeley. His authority and knowledge would help to expose the harm of Chantesol for patients with Alzheimer's disease. On her way to Charles Decroesus, Jennifer risked a lot, her enemies breathed down her neck, but she turned out to be a true survivor.

The book is narrated in the third person and from different perspectives. It gives us flashbacks to the past of Jennifer, Erik, and Klovetsky to help us understand them better. The author develops characters masterfully, making them vivid and genuine. The scientific part of the book is very easy to comprehend even if you (just like myself) don't have any respective background. The fast-moving plot offers many unexpected twists to the very end of the book.

Jennifer Milne's character is one of my favorite aspects of the book. This girl is amazing. Her courage, work ethics, high morals, sense of responsibility, and loving nature can inspire many readers. She has an unbeatable spirit and confronts evil in spite of anything. Jennifer is a true fighter and leads others by example. You can't help but love her and cheer her on while following her incredible adventures.

And not only Jennifer is so interesting. Sergei Klovetsky is a villain in the book. The author shows us his path, which is unique and unusual. To avoid any spoilers, I just allow myself to mention that this character's development will not leave you disappointed.

Another one fascinating aspect of the book is the important and powerful message it delivers. The book says that science must be responsible. Its main priority must be humans' well-being and not the almighty dollar. The book teaches us to find our calling and urges us to follow it by all means. It also tells us that this world, cold and even cruel as it seems, nevertheless is full of kind people who would always offer a helping hand.

What I slightly disliked was Erik's limited part in the book. I would like to see him playing a more active role in the narrative. He was introduced among the main characters at the beginning of the book, but then he just faded into the background. I was a little disappointed with it, considering that Erik's character promised a lot from the book's early chapters.

In my opinion, the editorial work is flawless from the grammar and punctuation points of view. That's why I give this book 4 out of 4 stars with the greatest pleasure.

The book includes examples of profane language, very light erotic content, and scenes of violence. Despite the fact that they are not overwhelming and stay within the frames of the genre, this book is not recommended for very young and sensitive readers. The book also has scenes of military activities that some readers may find disturbing.

I recommend this book to the fans of crime thrillers, books with strong female characters, sci-fi novels, character-driven stories, and military-themed fiction.

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Wow! This is just my kind of story. I am glad that you enjoyed the book. Thanks for the awesome review and recommendation.

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I like the fact that this book has so many powerful messages. Thanks for your insightful review!

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I like the sound of the character development and scientific elements of this book, as well as the good message it conveys. I’m interested to find out what makes Sergei’s story unique; I always love a complicated villain. This sounds like a great read. Thanks for your thorough review!

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I like the theme of this book since it is so relatable for our times. Your description of the character development makes me want to know how things turned ourt! Thanks for the amazing recommendation. This looks interesting.

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I haven’t read a crime thriller in a while. This sounds like a good one to check out. Thanks for a great review!
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I love a good thriller that involves medicine, so I'll add it to my list! Thank you for your engaging review!

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This seems an intriguing crime thriller with some food for thought concerning the etichal and moral use of scientific developments. Thank you for your great review!
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Saint Bruno wrote:
16 Nov 2020, 17:39
Wow! This is just my kind of story. I am glad that you enjoyed the book. Thanks for the awesome review and recommendation.
Thank you very much for your comments! :)

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16 Nov 2020, 17:46
I like the fact that this book has so many powerful messages. Thanks for your insightful review!
Thanks for your comments! :)

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Pluma wrote:
16 Nov 2020, 18:12
I like the sound of the character development and scientific elements of this book, as well as the good message it conveys. I’m interested to find out what makes Sergei’s story unique; I always love a complicated villain. This sounds like a great read. Thanks for your thorough review!
Thank you very much, you'd love the book, I'm sure! :)

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kdstrack wrote:
16 Nov 2020, 18:58
I like the theme of this book since it is so relatable for our times. Your description of the character development makes me want to know how things turned ourt! Thanks for the amazing recommendation. This looks interesting.
Thank you very much for your comments! :)

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17 Nov 2020, 02:23
I haven’t read a crime thriller in a while. This sounds like a good one to check out. Thanks for a great review!
Thank you for your kind words! :)

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17 Nov 2020, 04:00
I love a good thriller that involves medicine, so I'll add it to my list! Thank you for your engaging review!
Thank you so much for your comments! :)

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17 Nov 2020, 06:03
This seems an intriguing crime thriller with some food for thought concerning the etichal and moral use of scientific developments. Thank you for your great review!
Thanks so much for your kind comments! :)

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