A Cure to Die For: A Medical Thriller

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A Cure To Die For is a medical thriller about a wonder drug, a miracle cure and a conspiracy to destroy it.

A genetically engineered cure for the common cold--a simple, inexpensively-grown plant--turns out to be a cure for cancer and threatens to make most other drugs obsolete. The discovery triggers a crisis of medical, corporate and political greed that sweeps the country as the government and the media conspire with Big Pharma to keep the miracle drug off the market.

Alex Farmer, a drug-addicted doctor with a shattered life, and Cyd Seeley, a research assistant with a deadly secret, are inadvertently thrown together to protect a medical breakthrough that could change the face of healthcare forever. Amid the suspense of harrowing kidnappings, manhunts, political and corporate intrigue, Wall Street corruption, suicides, arrests and terrifying escapes--in the Montana wilderness, in the high-tech world of Houston, Texas, in the political cesspool of Washington D.C., and on a massive Indian reservation--Alex and Cyd fight to survive a perilous journey where the fate of a healthy planet hinges on the
survival of a tiny seed.

Critically acclaimed, filled with suspense and romance and reviewed as one of the best new books of the year, A Cure To Die For is a timely thriller that is part adventure, part mystery and part love story; a novel about two people who stand against a broken world. Scroll up and click on the "Look Inside" feature on the top left hand side of the page to read more.

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A Q&A with Stephen G. Mitchell...

Question: What inspired you to write "A Cure To Die For?"

SGM:

  • It breaks my heart to see how illness is used and manipulated by Big Pharma for monetary gain. It frightens me to see how pharmaceutical advertising is used to glamorize and normalize the use of prescription drugs. It distresses me to think of the consequences of relying on a for-profit industry for our health and well-being.
  • Within the context of a thrilling and exciting story, I wanted to dramatize how politicians from both parties, with the help of the news media, have sold the American people out to Big Pharma. In the story, I tried to imagine the lengths to which an unregulated drug industry would go to keep a drug that cured cancer off the market if the drug threatened to make all their other drugs obsolete.  
Q: Is Big Pharma all that bad?

SGM:
  • Big Pharma makes more money than all the other Fortune 500 companies combined, and their record of law-breaking is worse than Wall Street.
  • The pharmaceutical industry is not in the business of health and healing; they are in the business of disease maintenance and symptoms management.
  • Pain pills and psychotropic drugs have Americans living in a psychotic daze.
  • Pharmaceutical drugs are sold for more than twice the price in the U.S. than they are sold for anywhere else in the world.
  • The U.S. remains the only industrial nation without some control on drug prices.
  • Drug companies in America can charge whatever they want and the federal government is prohibited from negotiating prices.
  • It is legal for television actors in lab coats to sell deadly, suicide-inducing drugs to people who have no idea what they are buying.
Q: Do the politics and economics in your writing get in the way of good storytelling?

SGM: Never.

Q: What is there about your novel that offers hope for the future?

SGM: I try to create real-life characters that empower the reader with their courage to adapt and persevere when all seems lost, characters that find a way out of their problems and leave a trail for others to follow.
  
Q: What do you hope readers will take away from reading A Cure To Die For?

SGM: I want my readers to come away with a big smile from having read a page-turning thriller. I want them to know that they are not helpless and the situation is not hopeless, that we can take our country back from the private money interests and corporations that have usurped it.  

About the Author:

Stephen G. Mitchell writes fast-paced, character-rich thrillers. He is the author of three novels: A Cure To Die For, a medical thriller, 2076, a dystopian thriller, and his latest, The Book From Hell, a historical thriller. 
 
Mr. Mitchell is a graduate of the University of North Texas where he studied pre-rehab. He is a sailor, swimmer, mountain biker, hiker and skier. He has worked as a salesman and sales trainer, television producer and syndicator, builder/developer/contractor, ski instructor, screenwriter and cowboy. He is, perhaps, the only unarmed man in Montana, and lives in a 19th-century Victorian with his lifelong companion, Beverly, two dogs, three cats and an undetermined number of squirrels.

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