Hypocrite's Isle by Ken McClure

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The most frightening thing is that research scientist McClure makes it utterly believable’ - The Scotsman Dr Frank Simmons works in the University of Edinburgh’s medical school. One of his PhD students, brilliant loner Gavin, announces his intention to find a cure for cancer and actually makes a major breakthrough. Oddly, no one seems to be interested and a picture emerges of a cancer research industry caught in a desperate paradox: it can only justify its existence by not curing cancer. Disinterest soon turns to open warfare as pressure is put on Simmons and Gavin’s work is sabotaged. A truly compelling story with superb dialogue and thought-provoking ideas.

About Ken McClure

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Ken McClure was an award-winning research scientist with the Medical Research Council of Great Britain. His medical thrillers have been translated into twenty-one languages and all are international bestsellers. He lives and works in Edinburgh.
Published May 1, 2011 by Polygon. 256 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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Donnelly is doing research on cancer and his unconventional approach in the lab rubs the establishment up the wrong way, but it also sees him stumble across a combination of drugs which might well be the Holy Grail, an actual cure for cancer.

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