Wednesday, August 1, 2018

A Medical Miracle?

Title: A Medical Miracle? (Condition #1)

Author: Alec Birri

Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Rating: 5 out of 5 fairies

Synopsis: The first in a dystopian trilogy based on the author’s command of a top-secret government unit. 
If Orwell's 1984 was a warning, we're not listening. 
What if all brain disorders were treatable? Few would lament the passing of dementia or autism, but what if the twisted mind of a sex-offender or murderer could be cured too? Or how about a terrorist or maybe a political extremist? What if we could all be ‘corrected’? 
It’s 1966 and RAF pilot Dan Stewart awakes from a coma following an aircraft accident into a world where nothing seems to make sense anymore. Not being able to recall the crash might be expected, but what about the rest of his life? And what’s stopping him from taking his medication? Is it brain damage that’s causing paranoia about the red pill or is he right to think there’s something more sinister going on? 
His horrific injuries don’t make any sense either – a post-crash fire caused him to suffer almost 100% burns. How is it even possible to survive that? Are the hallucinations and strange dreams trying to tell him something? They are, and he’ll soon find out what, but not before his doctor’s sure the shock won’t kill him. 
But then the CONDITION trilogy will shock the reader with just how easily we will all come to accept the unacceptable. 

Review: WOW. I was seriously starting to question my own sanity trying to decode Part 1!!! Color me extremely impressed, and I cannot WAIT to read the next two in the series! As someone who copes with multiple mental illnesses, I must confess the idea of a pill or a pill and surgery to fix them is extremely attractive. The slippery slope presented in the book though gives me pause. Is it really worth it if doing so could lead to forcing everyone to be "normal"? What would life be like if everyone was "normal:"? And who has the right to decide normal??

Where to buy: Amazon

About the Author: Alec Birri served thirty years with the UK Armed Forces. He commanded an operational unit that specialized in new military capabilities classified at the highest level (Top Secret Strap 3) and it is this experience that forms the basis of his novels.

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