An agonizing sports injury did more than end Brian Holbrook’s
professional football dreams. It left the skilled cardiologist with an
addiction to prescription painkillers that eventually cost him his marriage and
his license to practice medicine. But now, at thirty-eight, Brian’s cleaned up
his act, swallowed his pride, and is ready to start over. Yet how far is he
willing to go to be a doctor again?
The prestigious Boston Heart Institute, home of some of the
world’s top surgeons and cardiologists, has offered Brian an opportunity to get
back into scrubs and participate in trials of an extraordinary new drug that
could revolutionize medicine. Vasclear may have the power to reverse
arteriosclerosis, the number one killer in the civilized world. In short,
it offers the promise of a pharmaceutical fountain of youth.
The initial results are so dazzling, Brian pushes to get his
own father, who has a dangerous heart condition, accepted into the Vasclear
study. But soon Brian is uneasy. Under close scrutiny because of his past, he
knows that the last thing he can afford to do is make waves and yet he finds
himself compelled to ask questions that his superiors can’t, or won’t, answer:
Why crucial records have disappeared. Why a patient who’d made startling
progress has suddenly died. With billions of dollars at stake in the race to
get FDA approval for the drug, Brian’s meddling could destroy his career or
worse. For as Dr. Brian Holbrook is beginning to suspect, at Boston Heart
Institute, knowing too much is the quickest way to the morgue. Download and start listening now!