Title: Lethal Harvest
Author: William Cutrer & Sandra Glahn
My rating is 5+ stars.
Sometimes when I am perusing online bookstore sites, I run across interesting looking novels. I saw Lethal Harvest some time back and wanted to read it. Too often I have come across books that disappointed me as a reader, but this novel sure didn’t, so I hope the publishers reissue the other novels these two authors collaborated on!
Originally written many years ago when technology was beginning to impact the medical field along with the ethics accompanying some advances in medicine, this novel really brings to the front of readers’ minds many issues. One was how easily on occasion a doctor will secretly do experiments, thinking he is doing good for the greater population, but how he goes about it reveals more about the heart of the man. One such example is the character known as Dr. Tim, an embryologist in this novel who is also the nephew of the President. Even though he is in a medical practice with two other doctors, they are totally unaware of what is going on after hours.
What ensues is a not just a medical thriller, but a mystery as well. It grips the reader’s attention straight from the start. I was touched though to learn this novel was updated years after the Dr. William Cutrer had died suddenly from a heart ailment while riding his bike one morning. The co-author included part of a sermon Dr. Bill actually preached in real life, which when inserted into the story really helped me get to know the man behind the sermon.
Dr. Tim’s experiments bring a rippling effect he never thought would happen that puts many lives in danger, eventually even his own. The web of lies and deceit by this doctor didn’t reap all bad fruit; God in the novel used it to bring his wife to the Lord with a spiritual hunger unmatched. I thought how Dr. Tim reacted to the Gospel message was a touch of realism as not all are open to God, some even see themselves as god.
When you read the book, be prepared for suspense, tension, thrills, mystery and faith elements that will keep you reading for hours! I hope to read the other novels written by these two authors because they bring such a unique and powerful message to the audience, as well as being very entertaining!
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