The Dame’s Take On The Novel:
This is a novel extremely well-written and burning with intrigue. The medical aspects, though quite detailed at times are absorbing and visceral. I was reminded of several other medical thrillers in the opening pages- -many of which are known today as best sellers in the industry. The business dealings behind the medical scenes were fascinating. Rudy Mazzocchi is destined to be a recognized name in publishing. His book is very good. You’ll be knocked back in your chair in the reading!
As I read “Equity of Evil” I was moved on many levels. Mazzocchi’s characters cover the gamut of medical genius, Machiavellian personalities, manipulators of business and financial markets, political pawns, innocents, and the unaware. He leads us behind the scenes of medical labs and big business conference rooms, in back alleys and criminal darkness. We go where women are terrified… We often see where medical technology can lead us to depravity when it’s taken to a level unchecked by heart and morality.
However, this is not a “preachy” novel. It is absolutely not a book of that sort. Rather it is a story based on truth that gives us a glimpse into things that are possible, and that may be on the horizon in our future. Things that we need to be thinking about. And, things that we may need to take into consideration when we look at laws and regulations in our country. Or, perhaps, just that we may want to be aware of when we consider the daily world news… Was it just an early teacher of mine who used to say, “A word to the wise should be sufficient?”
I found the book a great story to read. It was difficult not to be horrified at some parts of it. I’m going to have to tell you I’m pro-life, so the parts about fetuses being the size of a human thumb, having tiny hearts and lungs, eyelashes and tiny hands…being “plopped” out of bloody baggies onto clinical tables “making the exact sound of goldfish” and having their organs removed, hurt me. There were, of course, several other parts that hurt me having to do with the way women were treated, and the way animals were treated. I really despise violence toward children and women in particular. Human trafficking always makes me so angry!
But, all in all…I needed this book. I needed to have my eyes opened to the possibilities of medical research and development. I loved the human equations featured in this question, as well. This was a great way for me to have an understandable and clear introduction into some medical actualities and future possibilities. I enjoyed the experience in the long run. I’m happy I decided to read “Equity of Evil” because it was all I’d hoped it would be, and I’m so happy I took the whole journey.
This is a novel of suspense, of mystery; a medical thriller with thrilling insights. If you loved Michael Crichton, you’ll love this book. I hope it’s going to be a great hit this year, it certainly deserves to be!
– Deborah/TheBookishDame (http://networkedblogs.com/wAgEG)