Friday, December 3, 2010

Review: Murder by Another Name by Jo Stone

 
Murder by Another Name by Jo Stone
Book Description: This captivating murder mystery depicts the exposure of a breast implant manufacturer whose products have caused the development of cancer in patients. As she is leaving her lover/client/friend Dr. Dan MacNamara , Sherri Barker, a detail person for PolySurgical Specialties, a manufacturer of polyurethane coated breast implants, is killed by a car bomb. Dr. MacNamara happens to be the plastic surgeon who inserted PSS breast implants into Pamela Lawson, who is awaiting a liver transplant for liver cancer. Her attorney, Janet Stephenson, has filed a product's liability suit against PSS and Dr. MacNamara is a key witness for PSS. Ms Barker, however, had just delivered to him secret internal studies which showed that all animals tested by PSS developed liver cancer. PSS and its cohort, Conway Chemical, have set out to kill Dr. MacNamara, and Janet Stephenson's two expert witnesses, biomaterials scientists from Canada. Meanwhile, a television network reporter and an FDA investigator are preparing a special on the PSS implants, which airs just before the Lawson v. PSS trial. The investigation and intrigue related to the murder continue right up to the Lawson v. PSS trial, and coordinate with the criminal investigation and grand jury indictment of the principals at PSS and Conway and their murderous lackeys.About the Author: A native of Colorado, Jo Stone is an attorney who has tried many silicone gel breast implant cases and has been involved in all of the excitement surrounding the complicated preparation and trial of those cases. This wife and mother of four is also a college professor who has taught English literature, Humanities, Business and Law courses throughout her legal career Jo attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where she earned my B.A. and M.A. in English literature and Juris Doctorate degrees.




 
Here's What I Think: This book was a very fast paced story that takes a very strong stand. The main character, Jane, has those dynamic qualities that make you want her to win! The trial part of the book is incredibly well written as well as the character development. All of the different threads of this story weave together to create a great murder mystery with an interesting message. Though it is the old story of the little guy taking on the big bad corporation, it is a story that you want justice served in. I enjoyed this book, it was a quick and entertaining read.
 
 
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