Authored By: Joygopal Podder
Year of Publication: 2016
|Pages: 294||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 346.50||Price in (USA) $. 27.72|
Dr. Jiten Pal, a gifted young doctor fresh out of medical college, wants to help find a cure for cancer, and is accepted into the prestigious Indian Cancer Foundation, to do research with some of the best minds in medicine.
Jiten discovers he has entered a fascinating yet cold-blooded world of high-stakes cancer research.The ICF is a deadly competitive place, where egomaniacal senior scientists jealously guard their research turf from each other and from up-and-coming young doctors like Jiten and other new researchers.
When Jiten and two of his colleagues unearth a component that may effectively help fight breast cancer, he learns first-hand just how desperate, ruthless and cut-throat these senior scientists are, and how they will stop at nothing to protect their own cancer-combative drug studies. When Jiten begins testing the new cancer drug on a group of desperate patients, he soon realizes he is but a few steps away from a scientific breakthrough – perhaps the most important medical discovery of our time. As many of the senior-most doctors at ICF use all their influence to sabotage his research, Jiten frantically searches for more information about this wonder drug he has discovered, the missing piece in the breast cancer puzzle, before the ICF destroys his career. But the showdown between Jiten and the ICF has even greater implications – the life of a highly placed woman in Indian politics is in jeopardy, and only Jiten’s cancer-fighting compound can, perhaps, help.
As the stakes skyrocket, with huge funding sources and very senior reputations at risk, Jiten suddenly finds his patients – those who are being tested with his breakthrough new drug – dying mysteriously and inexplicably.That’s when he truly realises how deadly the conspiracy against him is. Then, with his back to the wall, and with a beautiful half-Italian half-Indian doctor as his only ally, Jiten begins a desperate fight back – not just for the cure that could save many hundreds of thousands of lives, not just for his helpless and dangerously at-risk patients, but for his very life.
For the closer he gets to finding the answer to a complex molecular puzzle that could lead to the long-sought after cure for cancer, the more relentlessly he becomes a target for those who are ready to kill to claim the path-breaking and historic discovery as their own.
JoygopalPodder is a celebrated crime fiction author of 17 books. He holds the national record for most crime fiction books published in the shortest time, and has featured in the Limca Book of Records for five consecutive years. Forbes magazine listed Joygopal as a Celebrity 100 Indian Author in 2014.
JoygopalPodder is a Gold Medalist Delhi University Topper in Law and has worked in senior positions in leading multinational companies and International NGOs. He lives in Gurgaon with his family.