Murder by Another Name
Outskirts Press (2010)
Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views (5/11)
Jo Stone has given readers a fast-paced, action-packed book that addresses a timely topic – defective silicone breast implants.
Pam Lawson, a young mother, had a great life with a good husband and family. Yet she is still missing something after having children. She decides to get silicone breast implants. Now she has liver cancer and is waiting for a liver transplant. Her life is on the line.
Dr. Dan McNamara is a young and upcoming surgeon who has been deceived by PolySurgical Specialties (PSS) and now finds himself in a dangerous situation. PSS doesn’t want him to testify in the Pam Lawson case and will do everything they can to make sure he doesn’t testify. To accomplish this they start killing people who know they didn’t really test these implants on humans and PSS knew there were problems from the start, but power and greed keep them going.
Stone has written a very detailed story about how greed and corruption can impact so many lives. Her detail about medical law is excellent. One can see how hard it is to try cases like this. “Murder by Another Name” has it all- drama, suspense, illicit love, and loss. Starting with the first page this book will capture your attention and you won’t want to put it down.