After Effects by Catherine Aird audiobook

After Effects

By Catherine Aird
Read by Derek Perkins

Blackstone Publishing 9780312142704

The Calleshire Chronicles: Book 15

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In this mystery by CWA Diamond Dagger winner Catherine Aird, Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan investigates a case of medical malpractice that looks a bit too much like foul play. Muriel Ethel Galloway passed away at home, twitching and grasping at objects only she could see. Her family mourns, sad but unsurprised that an old woman suffering from heart disease should die suddenly. But when Mrs. Galloway’s son receives an anonymous call alerting him that his mother’s life was put in jeopardy by her doctors, he demands action from the Calleshire police. As world-weary detective C. D. Sloan learns, Mrs. Galloway’s passing was just one in a string of eerily similar deaths. Dozens of elderly patients suffering from heart disease have been “gently pushed” toward taking part in the Cardigan Protocol, a double-blind drug trial from the powerful pharmaceutical company Gilroy’s. Something, it seems, is very wrong. But what might have been a simple malpractice case morphs into something much more complex when the doctor in charge of the trials goes missing and the headquarters of Gilroy’s is burgled by animal-rights activists. As Detective Sloan well knows, murder is never a simple matter.

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In this mystery by CWA Diamond Dagger winner Catherine Aird, Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan investigates a case of medical malpractice that looks a bit too much like foul play.

Muriel Ethel Galloway passed away at home, twitching and grasping at objects only she could see. Her family mourns, sad but unsurprised that an old woman suffering from heart disease should die suddenly. But when Mrs. Galloway’s son receives an anonymous call alerting him that his mother’s life was put in jeopardy by her doctors, he demands action from the Calleshire police.

As world-weary detective C. D. Sloan learns, Mrs. Galloway’s passing was just one in a string of eerily similar deaths. Dozens of elderly patients suffering from heart disease have been “gently pushed” toward taking part in the Cardigan Protocol, a double-blind drug trial from the powerful pharmaceutical company Gilroy’s. Something, it seems, is very wrong. But what might have been a simple malpractice case morphs into something much more complex when the doctor in charge of the trials goes missing and the headquarters of Gilroy’s is burgled by animal-rights activists. As Detective Sloan well knows, murder is never a simple matter.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“As clever and literate as ever, though even Aird loyalists will need a Ouija board to pluck the culprit from the drug-trial shallows.” Kirkus Reviews
“Aird brings back the wry Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan…[in] another humorous variation on the British police procedural delivered with the author’s usual panache.” Booklist
“A traditional hospital whodunnit becomes lively and mischievous in Aird’s extremely capable hands.” Yorkshire Post (England)

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Author Bio: Catherine Aird

Author Bio: Catherine Aird

Catherine Aird is the award–winning author of more than twenty crime fiction novels and several collections of short stories, most of which feature Detective Chief Inspector C. D. Sloan. She has been awarded the CWA Golden Handcuffs award for lifetime achievement and in 2015 the Diamond Dagger for an outstanding lifetime’s contribution to the genre. She holds an honorary MA degree from the University of Kent and was made an member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 4.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English