Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction

By Carlos Meza

Publisher : Roatan Press

ABOUT Carlos Meza

Carlos Meza
Practicing internist and allergist. Graduate of the allergy and immunology fellowship program at UC Davis. I have written newspaper articles about health and at least fifty poems in English and Spanish.
"Silicone" is my first novel and I am already working on my second boo More...


Jordan Hamilton is a brilliant immunologist who works at a major teaching hospital in Sacramento, California. When a youn woman dies during a routine operation to remove her ruptured breast implants, Jordan realizes that the victim reacted to a deadly component of silicone.
Women are dying and Jordan is determined to find the explanation. A whirlwind tale of power, medicine, politics, and greed, this fast-paced thriller explores the seedier side of medicine, from a prestigious hospital to a sordid front for drug distribution.

This novel is based on an article that appeared in the Washington Post about a report that platinum had been found in large quantities in women with silicone implants. I used my own experience evaluating silicone-implant patients during my fellowship in Allergy and Immunology. Although the novel is based on clinical experience, the plot is fictional. There is, however, a great deal of information derived from public sources and some of the characters may be recognizable but the premise of the book is quite plausible.

A great medical thriller! Kept me on the edge of my seat...I couldn't put it down!! The story draws you in from the start and keeps you wondering what is going to happen next. It's also very timely and relevant to today's culture
jamie j coudright (elk grove, ca United States)