Death of a Cure: A Thomas Briggs Novel by Steven H. Jackson

By Steven H. Jackson

They're the keepers of our wish. they're higher, we want them to be. They conflict day-by-day within the struggle to discover a therapy for our household. yet is the dream of a medication fairly their challenge? Have they arrive to determine the illness, our enemy, as their benefactor? How some distance might they visit guard the enemy? might they kill? demise of a healing is a singular of poser, suspense and motion. The homicide of 1 reliable guy via a revered colleague is greater than a crushing own deception, it really is an unequaled violation of the belief of hundreds of thousands stricken via a terrible ailment. The brother of the murdered guy, an army health practitioner born to wealth and familiar with luck, is thrust into the function of murder investigator. gaining knowledge of that his abilities as a detective are inadequate, he calls upon a girl from his earlier for support. jointly they resolve layers of evil and deception revealing that the paintings of this healthcare charity has little to do with curing the bad affliction born by way of a trusting constituency.

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Billy made careful note of what was being removed from storage and would email his list back to our replenishment team. While this was yet another example of the mighty military paperwork monster, it was a necessary one due to the nature of our assignments. When we take equipment on a mission, it almost never makes it back and one of us might need to requisition the same stuff again next week. My jump gear for this mission was a standard low-altitude airborne issue round canopy and harness. I looked sadly at the fancier parafoil wing chutes in the adjoining locker.

Ignoring his question, the intruder gave a quick command. “Give me the backup disk you made this afternoon. ” Without looking, Briggs reached slowly into his lab coat pocket and produced a DVD sandwiched inside a scratched yellow plastic case. It contained the new material, pivotal information that would become part of this week’s backup — the documentation of his recent success in the search to find a cure for CID. He laid it on the desk next to him. The light from the oversized lamp captured the pistol and the yellow case in its circle.

I am sure that when I brain one of their little angels, they will be ready to bring suit. I waited for my single, medium sized bag, looking for an opening in the wall of bag grabbers like a halfback sizing up the defensive line. Pulling my bag out and not beaning one of the lemmings was difficult, but I managed not to put anyone in a hospital. Walking away, it became clear to me: I had officially become a pain in the ass. Even to myself. CONDO Moving quickly from the baggage carousel to the taxicab stand, I tried to stay in my own little world and not interact with anyone.

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