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Set in South Africa, Dr Lily and her Austrian husband Quintin try to make sense of what happened to her predecessor, Dr Ian, and why her patients are dying in such big numbers. Something is clearly going on but will this also cost Lily her life as well?
I loved the relationship between Lily and Quintin, they were so lovely together. I also enjoyed good people from whatever cultural background, coming together to do the right thing. There was a lot of evil happening behind the scenes and there was so much unnecessary suffering, but there was a lot of love too. I thought little David and Diamond sounded adorable.
You can clearly see that the author loves the country of her birth and getting to know a little more about its inhabitants was really interesting.
4.5 stars from me.
Thank you to Harlequin Australia for the ARC, all opinions expressed are entirely my own.
This is an action packed story about corruption in the medical world.
Lilly is a doctor that works for the world health organisation and she is called back to Africa when people from the Sans tribe are not improving event though they are been given anti virals to fight the AIDS epidemic. Africa has bad memories for Lilly and her husband but there is no way she can refuse to return she needs to get to the bottom of what is happening. In Africa she works with Piers a local police officer who has a connection to the Sans tribe. With her predecessor been murdered there is obviously more going on here than there appears Can she discover what is going on with the medication even though she is dealing with multi national pharmaceutical companies and corrupt police. Will she also become a victim You will have to read to see I guarantee that you won't be able to put this book down once you start it.
I was given a copy of this book but this is a true and honest review
Doctor Lily Winters, a consultant with the World Health Organization, has provided care in some of the worst humanitarian disasters across the globe. After the death of a colleague, Ian Hawthorne, she accepts a posting back home in South Africa, despite her husband’s objections. The death of her colleague is suspicious, but this is not the only mystery Dr Winters encounters. There is a higher than average HIV epidemic amongst the resettled Platfontein San People which isn’t responding to medication. Why? The World Health Organization is concerned. And who killed Ian Hawthorne?
There are several different threads to this story, with at least three elements of mystery. Lily Winters and Ian Hawthorne had some history, and she is keen to prove that past events in Sudan could have been avoided if the authorities had listened to her instead of to him.
I don’t want to spoil the story by revealing any more. Suffice to say, Lily and her husband Quintin, have several challenges ahead of them. Corruption, criminals, retribution and revenge each have a part to play. There are several memorable characters and (for me at least) a twist which left me saddened.
‘I am now a firebird, and after much travelling over long distances, I know this is where I belong.’
Note: My thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Australia for providing me with a free electronic copy of this book for review purposes.
Another wonderful book from the pen of TM Clark. Set in South Africa it follows the story of Lily, a doctor with the World Health Organisation. She has been sent to South Africa after the murder of a colleague. As she delves into his cases she finds that things are not adding up. Cases of meningitis are occurring where they shouldn't, and patients are not responding to medications as they should.
Was her colleague murdered because he found this out and was onto the culprits? Or was he covering something up? As Lily and her team investigate she finds that things are more dire than even she thought, and soon her own life, and those of her friends, are at risk.
I must say this is a thought-provoking read. Yet as always the power of the African land, the animals and the people is to the fore. With wonderful, realistic characters, this book is worthy of being on anyone's to read list. Recommended.
My thanks to Harlequin/Mira for an uncorrected proof to read and review. The opinions are entirely my own.
I find most of Ms Clark’s novels a bit slow, but this one grabbed me right from the start. I liked how the characters were threaded together in the narrative. It’s an interesting story with great characters and plot. Definitely a must-read!
Not recommended for anyone believing in the Big Pharma conspiracy.