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Paul Randall needs to start over, and Crescent Cove looks like the ideal place for the widowed pharmacist to begin again. What could be more perfect than running an old-fashioned pharmacy in an idyllic small town on the coast of northern California? But soon after purchasing the charming drugstore, Paul discovers it will be anything but business as usual in his new locale. Although Crescent Cove seems prosperous, there is also something about it that feels dangerous—a fact that becomes disturbingly obvious when Paul finds Bria Georgopolis cowering on the side of the freeway. She unveils an eerie truth about a nearby hospital that places corporate profits above the price of human life. As the pieces of the conspiracy come together, Paul and Bria realize that it’s up to them to expose the monstrous evil—before their new beginnings lead to a very dead end.

REVIEWS:

A tremendous, page-turning novel. It would be a shame to miss it. –Clair Poulson, best-selling Covenant Author.

Do No Harm flows with so much detail and character you feel like you’re experiencing the drama firsthand. –Todd Brown, MD, PC

Do No Harm grabbed me by the throat. I couldn’t put it down. –Shermeree’s Musings Book Review

Luke’s characters leave a lasting impression in this adrenaline-pumping novel. –Jennie Hansen, Meridian Magazine.

 

AUTHOR’S NOTES:

Do No Harm was just plain fun to write. I got the idea when talking to someone about the ethics of drug testing on humans. As a lover (though not necessarily a believer) of conspiracy theories, I’ve heard countless tales of illegal human drug testing. I thought it would be fun to write something Robin Cook-esque and came up with the of abducting Bria. I’ve always been fascinated by the number of drugs that are marketed for side effects that turned out cooler than the drug’s original intent. So I worked that into the story as well. Then, as a practicing pharmacist and a lover of nostalgia, I’ve always had a dream of owning an old-fashioned apothecary, complete with a soda counter, ceiling fans, and a raised dispensary. So why not throw all these things into one novel and see what happens. The result was better than I could have hoped. Do No Harm was very well received and discussed. And, to my great honor, was one of five finalists for the 2008 Whitney Awards.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.bennion21 Brian Leo Bennion

    This was a fantastic novel! As I began reading, the first chapter had me hooked and I couldn’t put it down. After 13 straight hours of “white-knuckle” reading, I finished and felt that I had found a new “favorite” – both book and author. Very believable and exciting to read; I can’t wait to start another!