“Race for the Mind” by Daniel Gerard Welch


Daniel Gerard Welch
Dan Welch Publisher (2017)
ISBN 9780999381113
Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (4/19)

“Race For The Mind” by Daniel Welch is one book everyone should read as it will grip you from the first page. Welch, through his detailed characters and information on how the biotech world works, including their tireless efforts to find something that will arrest or even stop the disease of Alzheimer’s, will intrigue all.

I couldn’t put this book down as there was so much information included with regards to how the biotech world spends years trying to find the right formula for drugs that will work while facing competing pharmaceutical companies, hostile takeovers and scheming pharmaceutical leaders.

I thoroughly enjoyed the knowledge I gained from this read on gaining funding, years of research and how we still are trying to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. The author has weaved an intriguing tale of Dr. Drya Rostov, who is one of the most brilliant individuals in the world, and her journey with Alzheimer’s as well as Jack Callahan, CEO of BioNeura who has found a breakthrough for patients.

The author provides excellent information and twists in his short chapters, yet they are not overwhelming. Welch, with his decades of experience in the pharmaceutical field, provides just enough technical information, so the reader understands how this well-kept secret information works. I appreciated the fact that while providing this information he also gave praise subtly for those who work in this field and get little or no recognition.

Every story has its villains, and we find Dr. Nathaniel Shah to be one. Keeping secrets while attempting takeovers and destroying brilliant minds, readers will either love or hate him. Peter Verplanken is a womanizer and a drunk and lies to get what he wants. Add in Callahan’s financial officer Bill Copley, and readers will have their hands full.

“Race For The Mind” is a book one will remember long after it’s read. It is related to current topics today and provides hope for those who are affected or have family members who are affected by this devastating disease. I highly recommend “Race For The Mind” and look forward to reading more from Daniel Welch.

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