Former refugee David Tran becomes the Golden Boy of Australian medical research and invents a drug that could transform immunology. Eight volunteers are recruited for the first human trial, a crucial step on the path to global fame for David and windfall gains for his investors. But when David dies in baffling circumstances, motives are put under the microscope.
With its origins in a real-life drug trial that ended in tragedy, Eight Lives is told from the perspectives of David’s friends, family and business associates, who all played a role in his downfall.
Praised by Christian White as a ‘powerful and pacy thriller’, by Toni Jordan as ‘clever, complex, suspenseful’, by JP Pomare as ‘a cautionary tale of greed and hubris’ and a ‘breakneck medical thriller’ and commended by Thuy On for its ‘compelling characters and totally engrossing plot’, Susan Hurley’s Eight Lives is an enthralling debut novel.
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