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Publisher's Summary

A Medical Thriller. 

What happens when a top surgeon begins to crack under the strain of his personal life and patients start to die? A sudden spike in patient deaths drives an impassioned ICU nurse to launch a clandestine investigation, targeting a powerful cardiac surgeon whose corrupt connections could destroy her career. 

Allison Jamison, an experienced intensive care nurse, becomes suspicious when a recent wave of major surgical complications results in unnecessary patient deaths. She enlists the professional expertise of her friend, Detective Mark Derning, whose interests include more than an investigative role. When her probe targets Dr. Gary Tamarino, the powerful, narcissistic chief of cardiothoracic surgery at San Francisco Bay Hospital, she encounters a staggering level of deceit and revenge while delving deep into his far-reaching web of corruption. 

Abuse of power, manipulation, callousness, and desperation drive the dark side of a man who also saves lives on a daily basis. Will he destroy her career before she can do anything to stop him?

©2019 Margie Miklas (P)2021 Margie Miklas

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I would give 100 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ if I could!!!

Wow! what a great book! I absolutely this story! It is one of those stories that grips you from the very beginning and doesn't let go until the very end! I couldn't put it down! This book has it all - drama, suspense, mystery, and even a bit of romance! Miklas is definitely on my top 10 list of favorite authors! I can't wait to read more of her work! (I hope I we get to read more about Allison & Mark in the future! 😉)

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Smooth Narration!

Critical care nurse Allison Jamison is concerned with the recent increase of return-to-surgery and/or deaths of cardiac patients. Concern turns to suspicion when she learns the patients all have the same doctor, Gary Tamarino, the powerful chief of cardiothoracic surgery. He’s also arrogant and has a God complex.

After sharing thoughts with coworkers, Allison contacts Critical Cover Up, a medical malpractice investigative agency she just happens to own. She also reaches out again to Florida-based police detective, Mark Derning, who agrees to come to San Francisco to look into the case. Allison soon becomes aware Mark is interested in pursuing more than just the case. However, before the investigation—or the romance—makes any headway, tragedy strikes, leaving Allison a patient of the very man she’s investigating.

Medical malpractice is only the tip of the iceberg and part of Tamarino’s sins. Determined to hold on to his job and status, he sets his sights on Allison when he learns she is behind the investigation.

Well-written with smooth, well-paced narration, A Cure for Deceit is a winner. While for me, it doesn’t quite reach the level of “thriller,” it’s solid suspense with an interesting cast of well-developed characters that will delight readers of mystery, suspense, and even women’s fiction.

Enjoy!

(I volunteered to review A Cure for Deceit as part of a promotional book tour. Opinions are my own!)

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Wow!

Such a great read! You wont be able to put it away! highly recommend to anyone

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Captivating storyline, so so narration, enjoyed it

The narration at the beginning was not that great, but definitely got better as the story moved forward. I, personally, did not like so much cursing. I don't work in surgery and perhaps cursing happens there, but I find that professional people/educated ppl, do not tend to use cursing as their go to language. The storyline was great, I was waiting for the other shoe to drop. You got me to feel sympathy for Dr T in the end and I was happy with the ending. I liked the little bit of romance intertwined. Thank-you

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My thoughts: I would recommend this book. Right away I found myself listening to this book almost all day which Audio let’s you do😊. It starts out with a doctor who for some reason his patients start dying or having serious problems after he operates on them and a nurse who starts to notice. So she sets out to find out what’s happening. And I wanted to know too 😉my Curiosity keep me listening. There are twist and turns in this book that may surprises you

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Not much of a thriller but still a good read!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Margie Miklas. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

A Cure for Deceit is a medical thriller about Allison, an ICU nurse, works with a great heart surgeon who suddenly has patients with complications who have return to the OR for a second surgery. Critical Cover Up, a medical malpractice investigative agency that Allison started, is contacted to investigate the surgeon. Suddenly, it seems that the surgeon’s life is falling apart, and he blames Allison. I was afraid he was desperate enough to come after her!

Although the thriller part of this book is minimal, it’s an interesting story. There’s so much going on, it’s difficult to stop listening once you start. There’s even a sweet romance between Allison and the detective helping her investigate.

The narrator has a good voice for this story and does well with the different voices as well as the pacing. She helped the story to come alive, although it was well-written. I may have to go back and read the previous book!

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Dr. T's wake up call

Karma can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Dr T found this out the hard way. I couldn't find any empathy for him, because he brought all his problems on himself except the car accident. He didn't seem to care about the plight of those in his care or the hippocratic oath. I was happy that some people got justice, but at a high price. It was nice that Mark and Allison found happiness. Working in the medical field, I can honestly say none of these events are shocking to me at all. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a good job, but I wish she would have at least attempted the male voice.

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medical drama

Enjoyable story revolving around the hospital, doctors and nurses, big egos, and life brings changes
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Sorry It Had To End

It was a great read with twists and turns and suspense. Great characters throughout. I enjoyed every minute of it and I was sorry to hear it end. It was also very well performed. My hats off to the author and everyone involved with this book..!

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  • Zoe-Ella Dawson
  • 10-17-21

Such a gripping book

Hi Margie,
A great book that I listened to in two days, it just kept me gripped. Thrillers aren’t usually my genre of choice, but I was really intrigued by the summary. The writing really is great, and I love the attention to detail. Especially in a genre like the medical thriller field - it really made me think that corruption like this could easily happen in the places you’re supposed to feel looked after and safe in. The narration also did a great job of bringing the characters to life - I did almost start to feel sorry for the antagonist at one point!

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  • Josh Ryan
  • 05-27-21

Loved it

Margie Miklas is a talented writer. I honestly felt intrigued from the beginning! The plot is a catchy, yet terrifying one. Everyone wants to feel safe in the hands of their medical team, but what happens when you can't trust your own Doctor? Dr. Gary is the typical arrogant narcissist that you love to hate, and Allison is a nurse who grows suspicious of Dr. Gary because his patients are dying under his care.....don't want to spoil the rest, you must listen for yourself!

Overall a great book that could easily be a drama/thriller movie. Would recommend to all

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  • mangankillarney
  • 05-23-21

Thriller

Blair Seibert, was perfect for this thriller.

Was hooked from the start. Such twists and turns. The plot is centred around Allison a intensive care nurse and her suspicion of a powerful surgeon.
Allison asks her detective friend Mark for help. The two of them are attractive to each other. Great sub plot.

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  • 05-17-21

Great book

Good storyline, kept me hanging on wondering what was going to happen next. well thought out and well written by the author. Very well read by the narrator. I spent several lovely hours of enjoying some 'me time'. I would definitely recommend to family and friends.