Troubador CONDITION - Book One

Released: 28/01/2017

ISBN: 9781785899683

Format: Paperback

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A Medical Miracle?


Discovering an infamous Nazi doctor conducted abortions in Argentina after the Second World War may not come as a surprise, but why was the twisted eugenicist not only allowed to continue his evil experiments, but encouraged to do so? And what has that got to do with a respected neurologist in 2027? Surely the invention of a cure for nearly all the world’s ailments can’t possibly have its roots buried in the horrors of Auschwitz? The unacceptable is about to become the disturbingly bizarre. What has the treatment’s ‘correction’ of pedophiles got to do with the President of the United States, the Pope and even the UK’s Green Party?

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This book is fascinating, eye opening but leaves you to with an unease. Many twists and turns with woven in hallucinations makes this book a fun and suspenseful read.

by Anisa Manion (NetGalley)

Dan Stewart wakes up from a coma but can't remember anything other than he's a pilot and there was an airline crash. Nothing makes sense and he's horrified to find he has suffered 100% burns. That's not even possible. He hallucinate his brother and after seeing other patients at the hospital with similar to identical burns as he has, he begins to suspect something isn't right with the hospital. Why is he refusing to take the red pill? It's the only one that he's allowed to refuse... but not taking it takes him into an insane path.. and what he finds at the end is nothing like he expected.

If you've followed any of my reviews, you know how much I LOVE the human mind. Told mainly through Dan's POV, we get to travel with him as he deals with the aftermath of the crash. I actually felt I was going crazy with him and what a ride it is! We also get to see a little about what is going on within the hospital and the revelation that came certainly was NOT what I was expecting and I loved every minute of it! As a trilogy I figured the ending would leave you wanting. It did, but it also ended satisfactorily for me as well. The only thing I didn't like was the "to be continued" written on the last chapter before the epilogue. I'm certainly intrigued as when I turned the final page, I almost felt like I just watched an episode of Black Mirror. Certainly am looking forward to see what happens next!

by Chandra Claypool

This is an interesting story. Being a child of a parent who died from Alzheimer's, any take on the affliction is an interesting one, especially when there is a proposed "cure." This is not my typical read, but the pacing was good and kept me reading past my bedtime. Thanks to Netgalley and publisher for the read.

by Rosemary Rey

This was certainly a trip down the rabbit hole! Condition follows the story of Squadron Leader Daniel Stewart as he recovers from a horrific airplane accident that leaves him scarred and broken. But so much doesn’t make sense to him so he persistently questions and discovers some very startling truths. And nothing will ever be the same.

Mr. Birri uses his knowledge of covert operations and hidden agendas to craft a masterful story of manipulation and deceit. In the end, the question I found myself asking was does the end justify the means. And how long will it take before someone corrupts that end for their own cause.

Very well written and edited so that a potentially confusing story remain on a very clear track. The characters are complex and well developed and the switch in time periods is not jarring or forced.

by Donna McLaughlin

Alec Birri

Alec Birri served thirty years with the UK Armed Forces. He commanded an operational unit that specialised 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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