The story revolves around a group of four friends who have worked together as a team for the past ten years, trying to bring to fruition the most revolutionary medical tool of the twenty-first century, WAND, which is supposed to miraculously cure the diseased tissues in human beings.
WAND is a revolutionary new medical tool that cures diseased tissues in human beings without the use of drugs or surgery. Ten years in design and production, the technology has a 95% success rate in curing most forms of cancer in animals and human beings.
The brainchild of 48 year old Harvard Medical School graduate, Clyde Daniel, WAND (Wave-Altering-Nanoparticle-Disrupter) is going to move the profession of medicine out of the dark ages and into something that closely resembles science fiction. That is, unless the pharmaceutical industry, which stands to lose billions of dollars in lost drug revenues, can intervene with its hired assassins and destroy the technology and its team of creators before it ever has a chance to see the light of day.
The Target List is a medical science fiction thriller, a real page turner that will have readers hooked from the first chapter through the very end of the book.
A while ago, I was attached to one single genre. I would read only typical books that mostly had the same story-line. After some time, it became monotonous and I started losing interest.
Then one day, a friend from my reading group suggested that I should grow out of my preferred genre and start reading other genres, too. I am so glad I took her advice because that’s how I got the opportunity to read ‘The Target List’ which falls under the category of Medical Science Fiction Thriller.
When I first heard about this book by John Reizer, it was definitely a new and different genre for me, but now I am stoked that I branched out of my unvaried genres, else I would have missed this lovely book. It is a brilliant book and I absolutely loved it through and through.
The Target List gives a glimpse of the ugly truth of medical factions and their inside workings.
Nowadays, it seems that everything revolves around money. Hospitals have turned into business units. Doctors have become money hungry. They don’t care about lives and they don’t want to cure their patients. Instead they want to suck you in their vicious, endless cycle of treatments.
There is also a conspiracy between the drug industry and the leaders of medicine to keep the entire population hopelessly addicted to drugs and in a constant state of poor health.
At such grave times, there’s a Harvard Medical School graduate, Dr. Clyde Daniel, who wants to just help the people by permanently eliminating a disease from their body.
Of course, the new tool that Clyde has created will be responsible for huge losses to the pharmaceutical companies and so they are all against him. This is the main theme of the book and it shows how our main character, in lieu of getting the appreciation that he deserves, instead has to fight for his life, even though he has created a tool that is going to be a boon for everyone.
I don’t want to give any spoilers, but I will say that the good always triumphs the evil and same happens in this book, too. Also, I liked the pairing and the romantic angle at the end.
The Target List is a succinct, well-written book. What I liked the most was that the author doesn’t drag it at any time. It is to the point without any unnecessary lagging. The thrill and the suspense kept me engrossed in the book and at times, it felt like I was reading action scenes from some mystery movie or a TV series.
While I was reading the book, one thought came through my mind again and again: Oh, how lucky we would be if someone actually created a tool similar to WAND. I’m of the mindset of ‘Never Say Never.’ So, maybe in the future, someone might be able to do so. After all, nothing is impossible, right?
To conclude my review, I will say that even if you feel like Medical Science Fiction Thriller isn’t your genre, do give this book a try. You are surely going to like it, just like I did.
I will thereby give this book FULL FIVE STARS
About the Author:
Dr. John Reizer is a practicing chiropractor and author. Born in Lakewood, New Jersey in 1963, he now resides in Inman, South Carolina with his wife and daughter.
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