Monday, February 13, 2017

Deep Water by Christine Poulson

When patent lawyer Daniel Marchmont agrees to act for Calliope Biotech, he doesn't know what he's getting into. The first lawyer on the case is dead, and a vital lab book is missing. Daniel and his wife Rachel are hoping biotechnology will also provide a cure for their daughter Chloe, who suffers from a devastating genetic disorder.Then the unimaginable happens, and they face a moral dilemma that threatens everything.

Meanwhile young researcher Katie Flanagan suspects something is very wrong in the lab. But knowledge is dangerous when someone is playing a perilous game.


About The Author

Christine Poulson

Before Christine Poulson turned to crime, she was a respectable academic with a PhD in History of Art and had written widely on nineteenth-century art and literature. During her career as an art historian, she worked as a curator of ceramics at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and as curator for the William Morris Society at Kelmscott House in Hammersmith, London. She taught for the Open University and was a lecturer in Art History at a college in Cambridge. The city of Cambridge and the surrounding Fens, with their unique, sometimes sinister atmosphere, provided the setting for her first novel and she was spurred on by her own experience of being made redundant. Her most recent work of non-fiction, a book on Arthurian legend in British Art,1840-1920, was short listed for a Mythopoeic Award in the USA in 2002.
Christine is happy to give readings from her work and to talk about how to write a first novel. You can contact her at

My Review

A book that will make you think, and it could possibly happen, and probably has, the falsifying of results in the lab to push drugs through.
The premise of a drug that will fight obesity, and what a wonderful drug that would be, no more dieting and exercise, not quite, but sure would be the magic pill, that is until someone dies. We are following a young lab technician and her quest to find a drug to help children born with rare genetic illness, and then we are in the lab with the people who are working on the obesity drug.
While greed and prestige does play a big part in this book, there is also the human story of a young little girl afflicted with a very rare illness, and our hope for answers. Then glimpses of hope, but at what cost, another little ones entire life and happiness, these decisions have to be made, and we hope for the best, especially as we put faces to these people.
This book will have you page turning from the first to the very last, and we feel like we are walking in their shoes.
I received this book through Kregel Publishing, and was not required to give a positive review.

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