A fabulous medical thriller! The writer knows his stuff and keeps the reader hanging. Meza is the next Robin Cook. Well worth the money.
Education, suspense, intrigue.
The fights within a hospital because of professional jealousy. The relationships among coworkers who end-up falling in love. The responsibility of security officers beyond the line of duty. The obsession for making money out of the people’s vanity. The failure of government agencies charged with protecting the public. Boundless mother’s love. The modus operandi of the underground world of crime.
One learns how the determination of a small group of people for a public cause can make the difference if they work together and manage to change the agenda of people at the highest political level.
Starting from the core of the novel that has to deal with the perils and consequences of breasts implants, the author achieves with success, how to bring the world of medicine to be understood for the general public. Silicone is a sort of novelization of medicine in a specific specialty field.
In Silicone, one can follow the steps of a delicate description of brain surgery; one liposuction, and a failing heart in the middle of an operation.
In a plain and articulated language, Silicone is an interesting mix of subjects that are supposed to happen in a fiction world, but that has strong linkages with the real world.
While one, as a reader, finds in Silicone the entertainment of fiction, at the same time, one finishes the book, knowing basic parameters of medicine that can be useful many times in our lives.
Bravo! Great book. Well done. A modern-day, thinking man’s thriller.
Interesting, suspenseful, well thought out, kept me interested all the way through. I was totally surprised by the way it ended. Totally. And, it made me feel bad about myself 🙁 because I usually get things like this ahead of time…. The author touched on so many issues of interest to me. They cascaded from every chapter.
How the author included all of the major issues of the day, in a medical thriller, that is only 263 pages long, is a mystery! The major characters were well developed. I related to all of them, including the evil ones. The author has knowledge of so many things in the world, and he makes medical issues and procedures interesting. I learned more about medicine than I do daily, in all of my newsletters, more about good wines, crazy psychopathic doctors, the different medical professions, the politics of the day, Russian Mafia, sex trafficking, sexism, greed……and, it was all a great, easy, exciting read. I bet this gets made into a movie!
The doctors were real humans, with flaws and brilliance. I felt heartsick when the good doctor, Hal, was destroyed, for all intents and purposes, as a functioning human, made all the more poignant, somehow, because Jordan had not treated him well….when she knew he liked her. Star-crossed, I guess, but I could relate to her hesitation to get involved, I could relate to his sweet interest in her. I sneered when I found out that Masterson was a coke and sex addict, and in trouble with his money, not being able to afford gas for his jet, etc. The excesses of our society. Appropriate that the doctor to the narcissist was beyond narcissism…socio-pathic or psychopathic.
I had to read, and reread, the passage where Jordan’s father gives her the cryptic clue, through his alcoholic daze, because I couldn’t figure out how she clicked on the GPS of her phone and found the Carmichael house. I thought the author had made a mistake, one that the editors did not catch! Truly. I read that passage several times, and it was distracting to me that I had missed something!
Worth the price and the day or two it takes you to be whisked away from your daily troubles……….
Wendy Wiles Kase
When I was reading a few days ago that a chief executive of a now defunct company in France was being sought by the authorities for allegedly selling more than 300,000 substandard silicone implants that went mostly to European and Brazilian recipients and could potentially be causing cancer, I had a sudden déjà vu…
Dr. Carlos Meza’s novel “Silicone” is talking exactly about that kind of criminal enterprise, substandard silicone breast implants being sold and implanted with complete disregard for the women’s health and well-being.
Meza’s thriller scenario is exactly what’s playing out in reality right now, with various governments asking women who have received these inferior quality silicone implants to consult their doctors and have the implants removed.
Fiction and reality are very chilling…!