Dr Frank Simmons works in the University of Edinburgh's medical school.
One of his PhD students, brilliant loner Gavin, announces his intention to find a cure for cancer and actually makes a major breakthrough.
Oddly, no one seems to be interested and a picture emerges of a cancer research industry caught in a desperate paradox: it can only justify its existence by not curing cancer.
Disinterest soon turns to open warfare as pressure is put on Simmons and Gavin's work is sabotaged.
A truly compelling story with superb dialogue and thought-provoking ideas.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 262 pages
- Publisher: Birlinn General
- Publication Date: 16/04/2013
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9781846972676