Rating 5 stars out of 5
Reading a medical thriller is not my usual choice. However, I'm proud to say Analogue was an unexpected positive surprise.
The head of a small hospice clinic in Las Vegas, Dr. Krista Pastorek, has jumped through all the challenging legal hoops to be accredited to administer LSD psychotherapy to patients facing eminent death. The drug reduces anxiety and puts the patient's in a relaxed, pleasant frame of mind.
Enter Garrett Wayley and Nick Farris. Both men have inoperable brain tumors and are terminal. But something goes awry during their treatments, and the tumors disappear. Sounds great doesn't it? Slowly they learn there are dangerous side affects that accompany the miraculous cures.
From that point on the story evolves into a murder mystery with a sinister plot created by one of the recovered patients. Unexpected consequences finally do in the culprit despite the voices in his head directing his actions. Oh, did I mention that one of the cured patients is a cop? The story soon brings him to the forefront when he follows a slim trail of leads to confront the antagonist.
I strongly recommend this story for those who enjoy a complicated well crafted plot.
There are very few minor editing errors and several past/ present tense errors, but the overall editing is quite good.
Quality research by the author is reflected in the amount of details used to make the story's medical theme plot seem authentic.
The biggest flaw is in the formatting. Line spaces between scenes are so small as to be overlooked and several scene changes had no warning breaks at all.
A free book was provided for this review.
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