Suppose a cure for cancer was finally discovered, a cure that could save the lives of millions and render much of today s medical and pharmaceutical industry obsolete How far would the world s movers and shakers go to control this miraculous panacea or destroy it Controversial oncologist Dr Anson Lunt dies in a suspicious plane crash, just as one of his researchers develops what appears to be a magic bullet against all forms of cancer Before his mangled body is even cold, powerful forces are conspiring to seize control of the top secret cure, either to reap the potential riches at stake or else to suppress the discovery entirely Industrial espionage, blackmail, and murder are only a few of the ruthless strategies employed in the no holds barred battle for the Cure.A gripping tale of cutting edge medicine and international intrigue, The Cure exposes the dark underside of the modern medical establishment. New Read Books The Cure Author Jack D. Hunter – heartforum.co.uk
Hunter was born in Hamilton, Ohio, on June 4, 1921, the son of Whitney G and Irene Dayton Hunter Ironically, while his father, whose long career with the Du Pont Company began as a paint color evaluator because of his sensitivity to colors, Hunter was red green blind He graduated with a BA in journalism from Penn State University in 1943 During World War II, Hunter joined the U.S Army, but when he could not recognize the color of flares or follow tracer bullets he was transferred to counter intelligence in a move that spared him the fate of most of the others in his infantry class death on Omaha Beach during D Day.Because he spoke German, having taught himself and then studied it in college, Hunter was sent to Germany just after the war ended The Allies had discovered that some high ranking Nazis had gone underground and were waiting until the political atmosphere settled down, at which point the Nazis would infiltrate the new German government As a 24 year old lieutenant, Hunter, disguised as a Lithuanian black marketeer, engineered a sting called Operation Nursery , which resulted in the arrest of over 1000 Nazi plotters in a single night He was awarded the Bronze Star Operation Nursery, including Jack Hunter s role in it forms the basis of the nonfiction book The Axmann Conspiracy The Nazi Plan for a Fourth Reich and How the U.S Army Defeated It, Berkley Books Penguin , Sept 2012.After the war, Hunter worked in various journalistic capacities, as a public relations executive for Du Pont, and as a speech writer in Washington D.C.His first novel was The Blue Max , and the publisher remarked that, as a new author, they would not spend the money to have an artist paint a color cover for his book Hunter, who often dabbled in water colors, volunteered to paint it himself The publisher liked it and used it, and Hunter considered that cover painting to be his first sale He then turned what was once a hobby into a second career as an aviation artist.Hunter was the author of 17 novels, his last being The Ace , which was published on October 1, 2008 Like The Blue Max, which is still popular after 44 years, The Ace deals with World War I aviation, but focuses on the human costs and chaotic conditions that belabored the Americans in their need to build a world class air force virtually overnight.During the 1980s, Hunter served as the writing coach for reporters working at the now defunct Jacksonville Journal and for the Florida Times Union, which still publishes in Jacksonville In this role, which continued three days a week for 10 years, Hunter provided encouragement, tutelage and support to hundreds of journalists, some of whom went on to work at The New York Times, The Denver Post, The Miami Herald and in many other venues.He lived in St Augustine, Florida, until he died at age 87 on April 13, 2009.
- 368 pages
- The Cure
- Jack D. Hunter
- 23 September 2018 Jack D. Hunter