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Presidential Migraines a book

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A Dr. Jack Stevens medical thriller by Fritz Stobl

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Difficult Writing Style Made This Book Tough to Get through

  • Jan 11, 2012
I got this book as an advanced reviewer copy signed by the author. It had many good points and some interesting occurences. A group of researchers complete a project for an Iranian benefactor and then are all blown up. Dr. Jack Stevens (the author's recurring character who is a neurologist) gets involved in the intrigue when he starts noticing some similarities among patients regarding migraines. His investigation get him involved with international plots and killers. Jack is obviously the author's alter-ego but unlike Robin Cook's Jack Stapleton character, he is just not that interesting (the author could improve his writing style by reading a few of the Stapleton books).

One character who could have been interesting is a doctor who got through medical school ony because of his ability to memorize information. He really had no interest in medicine and only did it for monetary gain and really has no intelligence for using what he learned in practice. He instead starts up a clandestine prescription drug exchange. He is then blackmailed by one of the bad guys to help him out or face exposure.

There are things that happen such as meetings with chairman that I had to re-read several times and still did not really understand what was going on or who was involved. The author should be more concious of what the reader is being told and should provide enough information to not confuse the reader.

I did notice in the author's biography, that he is the inventor of Snorestop strips and in the book there is a reference to the product.

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