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Dead Wrong

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Dead Wrong by Allen Wyler

4 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) When a top-secret program of implanting harrowing memories into innocent people comes to light, neurosurgeon Tom McCarthy is literally caught in the crossfire.  While McCarthy looks forward to a three-day weekend, his office is suddenly raided by two Department of Defense investigators bent on arresting him for a crime he didn’t commit. All hell breaks loose when an inadvertent scuffle escalates, leaving one agent dead at the hands of the other, and McCarthy fleeing but hopelessly trapped inside the labyrinthine corridors, heating ducts, and stairways of a gigantic Seattle medical center. With the CIA and Seattle PD closing in, McCarthy unwittingly pulls Dr. Sarah Hamilton into the fray. And like rats in a maze, they struggle to stay one step ahead of their deadly hunters, while simultaneously uncovering a trail of corruption that reaches shocking dimensions.

Dead Wrong starts off with a mother panicking about her son being kidnapped, but her husband says that she has never had a kid. From there we move to Tom McCarthy. It is the Friday before Labor Day and he is excited about a three day weekend. Then two guys come in and demand to know what he did with the DARPA documents. Tom has no idea what is going on and escapes them after they kill his secretary. Sara Hamilton works in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and is also treating one of the victims when she gets sucked into Tom’s escape too.

Before the CIA is the offer of a treatment for PTSD. Bertram Wyse has discovered a part of the brain that contains memories and that if they are implanted in another person’s brain, that person believes they are real. He feels that this would be an adequate solution to those that suffer from PTSD. But his partner is telling the CIA that it would make an efficient way to question terrorists. That torture can still give false information but if they remove that part of the brain then someone else could tell them the truth. The problem is two of Wyse’s unknown guinea pigs have had complications and ended up in Tom McCarty’s care. Thus why he needs to disappear before the information falls into the wrong hands.

I like Allen Wyler’s books and couldn’t wait to read Dead Wrong. This is another fast paced book where we follow Tom as he is running for his life. I like how the idea to treat PTSD was developed yet you can see the bigger, nastier picture of how it would be use. It’s creepy when you think about the different things that could happen to someone just because they fit the type a crazy doctor is looking for.

This is a great series of books. If you like medical thriller/mysteries you need to read these books.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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