The Side Effect
When an anthropologist researches a primitive people in the 1930s, he makes an amazing discovery. This leads, eighty years later, to the development of a miracle drug that could be one of the biggest breakthroughs in the history of man's fight against disease. But American physician Scott Cutler suspects the drug might have a serious side effect, one with dire consequences for ethnic Jews. He begins an investigation, not realizing that a scientist who created the formula, a man with a secret past, will stop at nothing to keep the truth from being revealed.
The story takes the reader from the of New Guinea, to the laboratories of Nazi Germany, to the boardrooms of the modern pharmaceutical industry. It is a tale in which profit, prestige, and an undercurrent of racial intolerance provide the motivation for keeping a deadly secret from the world. Dr. Cutler races against time and sinister forces to expose the plot before isolated cases of tragedy can become full-blown genocide.
About John DeBoer (Fayetteville, North Carolina Author)
After graduating from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, John L. DeBoer, M.D., F.A.C.S. completed a surgical residency in the U.S. Army and then spent three years in the Medical Corps as a general surgeon. Thirty years of private practice later, he retired to begin a new career as a writer. Dr. DeBoer is a member of International Thriller Writers. He has lived in North Carolina for the last thirty years.