Pharmacological Research Gone Berserk: Needed: Volunteers
by James W. Nelson
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Pharmacological Research Gone Berserk (Needed: Volunteers)
"A medical mystery"
A test of will power, a romance, some humor, a little sex & a little violence.
While going to the bathroom in the dead of night, Shea McTory witnesses a gurney disappearing into a darkened elevator. Was one of the volunteers lying on it? Is something going on in secret? Something maybe illegal? Maybe even dangerous? Standing at his partly-opened, private door, after rubbing both sleep-starved eyes, he sees the night nurse back on her station and everything is quiet again. So, did he see something suspicious, or not? Was he maybe even hallucinating? He has no idea, but what he "thinks" he saw will bother him all night, and later challenge and antagonize him. The conditions he's living under will prevent any open investigation... any wrong move could even get him kicked out.
Where he's living could be compared to a Prisoner-of-war camp. Prisoners-of-war live in a place cold and dirty, they eat only what they're given, and their bathroom is likely a can. And they're locked up. They probably are allowed a little exercise but can go nowhere. I've never been a prisoner-of-war, so I don't know, exactly, what happens, but I can imagine, and I'm pretty sure a prisoner-of-war camp is not a very nice place.
This novel is not about a prisoner-of-war camp. But there are some similarities. Nutrition research volunteers live in a warm and clean facility but are absolutely locked up. They can go to movies, the mall, bookstores, pretty much whatever, but their every move out in the regular world is chaperoned. No candy, no pop, no cigarettes, no alcohol, no sex, not even a public water fountain, no anything that people living a normal life can have anytime they want.
Life at MEAL, the Metabolism & Excretion Analysis Laboratory, is not a normal place. Men--volunteers--living there are told what to eat, when to eat, how much to eat, and definitely how to go to the bathroom. At the end of their meals ...
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Length: 258 Pages (1,760 KB)Lending: EnabledAdded: Jul 3rd, 2020