New Medical Thriller Highlights
Plausible Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease
“Digital First” Publisher’s Inaugural Title a Procedural Page-Turner
"A wild Journey…cutting edge science, greed, corruption and political intrigue, you won't be able to put it down."’
--D.P. Lyle, award-winning author of, Hot Lights, Cold Steel.
“Dead End Deal is a medical thriller of the highest order, reviving the genre with a splendid mixture of innovation and cutting edge timeliness. Neurosurgeon Allen Wyler knows of what he speaks, and writes, and the result is a thriller that equals and updates the best of Robin Cook and Michael Crichton. His latest is terrifyingly on mark, riveting in all ways and a masterpiece of science and suspense.”
--Jon Land, bestselling author of Strong at the Break
“The suspense builds and builds in this riveting page-turner. It’s a skillful merging of the medical thriller and political thriller…Tom Clancy meets Tess Gerritsen!”
--Kevin O’Brien, NYTimes Bestselling Author of The Last Victim and Killing Spree
DIGITAL FIRST RELEASE
In the wild world of Thriller publishing, Medical Thrillers have been rapidly gaining in popularity, led primarily by specialized “procedurals,” often written by actual medical and forensics professionals whose expertise can do for the genre what Patricia Cornwell’s did for detective novels. In this burgeoning space, new “Digital First” Publisher, Astor + Blue Editions is proud to present Dead End Deal, written by master neurosurgeon, Allen Wyler. (ISBN: 978-1-938231-03-2; Digital E-book, Custom Print; Thriller; May, 2012).
True to its Digital First platform, Astor + Blue releases the thriller in E-book format through all major online retailers—notably Amazon (Kindle), Barnes & Noble (Nook), Apple (iBook), Kobo, Sony, Overdrive—before the release of print version, slated for next month.
World-renowned neurosurgeon Jon Ritter is on the verge of a medical breakthrough that will change the world. His groundbreaking surgical treatment, using transplanted non-human stem cells, is set to eradicate the scourge of Alzheimer’s disease and give hope to millions. But when the procedure is slated for testing, it all comes to an abrupt and terrifying halt. Ritter’s colleague is gunned down and Ritter himself is threatened by a radical anti-abortion group that not only claims responsibility, but promises more of the same.
Faced with a dangerous reality but determined to succeed, Ritter and his allies conduct clandestine clinical trials in Seoul, Korea. But there, Ritter and his allies are thrown into a horrifying nightmare scenario: The trial patients are murdered and Ritter is the number one suspect. Now, aided by his beautiful lab assistant, Yeonhee, Ritter flees the country, as he becomes the target of an international manhunt involving Interpol, the FBI, zealous fanatics and a coldly efficient assassin named Fiest.
Dead End Deal is a fast paced, heart-pounding, and sophisticated thriller. Penned by master neurosurgeon, Allen Wyler—who draws significantly from experience, actual events and hot-button issues when writing—Dead End Deal is unmatched as a technical procedural. Its medical and scientific details can impress even the most seasoned medical practitioners. And yet, the technical expertise is seamlessly woven into a riveting plot with enough action and surprises to engross even the most well-read thriller enthusiast. A smart, unique, page-turner, Dead End Deal delivers.
Allen Wyler is a renowned neurosurgeon who earned an international reputation for pioneering surgical techniques to record brain activity. He has served on the faculties of both the University of Washington and the University of Tennessee, and in 1992 was recruited by the prestigious Swedish Medical Center to develop a neuroscience institute.
In 2002, he left active practice to become Medical Director for a startup med-tech company (that went public in 2006) and he now chairs the Institutional Review Board of a major medical center in the Pacific Northwest.
Leveraging a love for thrillers since the early 70’s, Wyler devoted himself to fiction writing in earnest, eventually serving as Vice President of the International Thriller Writers organization for several years. After publishing his first two medical thrillers Deadly Errors (2005) and Dead Head (2007), he officially retired from medicine to devote himself to writing full time.
He and his wife, Lily, divide their time between Seattle and the San Juan Islands.
Advance Praise for Dead End Deal
“With its lightning-paced excitement and fascinating science, [Wyler’s novels] have everything you could hope for in a medical thriller!”
--Tess Gerritsen, Author of The Mephisto Club
“You’ll be asking the nurse to swab your forehead when you’re admitted into this tense medical thriller… Wyler does for hospitals what Benchley did for the ocean.”
--Joe Moore, Co-author of the International Bestseller, The Grail Conspiracy
“Wyler writes a fast-paced thriller which reawakens your scariest misgivings about the Medical-Industrial Complex and the profit motive corrupting the art of healing.”
--Darryl Ponicsan, Author of The Last Detail
“…a fascinating and frightening premise that gives it the potential to be a best-seller in the Robin Cook mold.”
--William Deitrich, Author of Hadrian’s Wall
“This is an ‘up all night’ pass into troubled places that only hard-working doctors know about, a turbulent world of trusting patients and imperfect humans struggling with the required image of perfection. Only a gifted surgeon like Allen Wyler could craft such a wild and wonderful best-of-breed medical thriller!”
--John J. Nance, Author of Pandora’s Clock and Fire Flight
“…An engrossing thriller and a cautionary tale of the all-too-frequent intersection of high-technology and higher greed. It’s a message all of us better pay attention to, or face the consequences.”
--Mark Olshaker, Author of Einstein’s Brain, Unnatural Causes, and The Edge; Co-author of Mindhunter, Journey into Darknessand The Cases that Haunt Us.