Monday, November 11, 2013

Cancer Code by Andrew Findlay {Book Review}

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The Cancer Code

Jim is obsessed with his research and spends most of his life in his lab. This isn't very helpful for his relationship that he's been in for awhile, and it causes them to grow further and further apart, thus ending in a broken heart.

Later on in life Jim ends up working for a big time pharmaceutical company named Gluck Schmidt Little where he discovers a cure for cancer. Almost immediately he is accused of stealing the formula. This is when he receives a letter warning him, that he may be in danger. If only he listened and acted quicker on this letter, things might have worked out differently. The men show up looking for the cure to cancer, and Jim's only option is to run and stay in hiding.

Jim manages to escape but the men that are after him want him to give up his secret code for the cure of cancer.  From here, the book resembles many of the movies out there, he's on the run from the bad guys who are hunting him down for information. He has out smarted them and is able to get away.

The story is told in the third person so you get everyone's view point on the story. You can't help but root for Jim as he runs from the men who are after him. I would categorize this book as a scientific thriller with action and drama thrown in for fun.

If I had any complaints, I would say the story was a bit drawn out. I was anxiously waiting for the story to get to the bigger picture. It could have been about twenty percent shorter and it would have wrapped up nicely. But overall I thought this was a perfect read, I finished it on a long flight and was engrossed in the book the whole time. I give this book a 5/5 rating.

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