Saturday, 2 July 2016

The X-Cure by Bruce Forciea

Title: The X-Cure
Author: Bruce Forciea
Genre: Medical Thriller / Science Fiction

Dr. Alex Winter, a brilliant biomedical engineer, teams with Dr. Xiu Ling, a beautiful Chinese scientist, to discover a revolutionary cure for cancer. But Tando Pharmaceuticals, the world’s largest and richest drug producer, also has an interest in the cure, and when they discover that the treatment is flawed as recipients begin to die after four months, causing a media frenzy and a drop in Tando's stock, they call upon their 'Mercenary Soldiers of Medicine' to maintain global domination.

Excerpt #1:

Alex made the decision to begin the rat trials with breast cancer. The Chicago team would conduct the first trial. On the morning of the trial, Xavier carefully loaded the first resveratrol treated rat into the tube of the frequency machine.

"Be extra careful with my baby," said Hans. "I wouldn't want my little darling microwaved like a hot dog!"

"Don't worry, Hans, she won't feel a thing," said Xavier. "These frequencies are nothing like microwaves."

"I think you are getting a little too close to those rats, Hans," said Kira while continuing to stare at her computer screen. "I think we should nickname you ‘Willard' from now on." Hans scoffed as he took a seat to watch.

With the rat resting comfortably in its little Plexiglas box, Xavier and Kira obtained the frequency signatures from the rat cancer cells and then applied the appropriate frequencies for both cancerous and precancerous cells. Samples taken from the rats provided data to determine the cancer cell kill rate. So far, all the trials on cells alone resulted in a one hundred percent kill rate.

Xavier removed the rat from the tube and handed it over to Hans.

"Here you go, Hans; one exposed rat," said Xavier.

Hans removed the rat from the box and cradled it like a newborn baby. "Come here, my little girl; let's see what your cells look like," he said as he made a series of kissing sounds while heading to the section of the lab containing the microscopes. Kira rolled her eyes. Everyone became silent as the tension in the room grew.

Hans to crunched the numbers and announced another success. But after a moment, he recanted and exclaimed, "There is something wrong here; we must rerun the trial."

The Author:

Bruce Forciea is known for taking complex scientific concepts and making them easy to understand through engaging stories and simple explanations.

He is an Amazon Best Selling Author and has written several books on healing and biology which include Unlocking the Healing Code, An Easy Guide to Learning Anatomy and Physiology and An eText of Anatomy and Physiology. The X-Cure is his debut fiction work.

Dr. Forciea teaches Anatomy and Physiology for Moraine Park Technical College and Unitek College.

Professional projects include writing and producing college science courses, producing digital media including over one hundred science videos, ebooks, custom labs and websites. His fiction writing draws on a diverse and eclectic background that includes touring and performing with a professional show, designing digital circuits for a defense contractor, treating thousands of patients while running successful chiropractic and wellness clinics and now teaching life science and wellness. Dr. Forciea lives in Wisconsin and loves writing during the solitude of the long Northern winters.

Excerpt #2:

The group performed a kind of rite of passage where Angie would read a new person in their lives. Alex avoided this as long as possible but one night, after relentless chiding, he gave in. They all sat around the dining room table after a makeshift dinner that Adam and Bill had put together when Tommy said, "I think it's time for Angie to read Alex." Alex did his best to decline, but Tommy persisted.

"Come on, you've dodged this long enough. Hey, we've all been through it. I'll even buy you a drink afterward."

Alex relented. "Okay. Okay. I'll do it for you, Tommy." Tommy stood up on his chair and gave Alex a big kiss on the head while the others laughed, except Angie who wasted no time staring into space.

Angie continued her trance-like state for a few moments then blurted out a few statements: "Big...big. Things with this one...much despair...I get betrayal...I get lost love."

"Hey, join the crowd," Tommy butted in. "I think all of us were in a romance that ended up turning to stone."

Angie continued: "No, not the usual kind...this is changing the course of history big." She looked at Alex, her eyes looking into his mind and causing a shudder to trickle down his spine. "Not to despair; an angel will save you," she said.

A strange feeling came over Alex. Shivers ran up and down his spine, and he fought the powerful emotions bubbling up from deep inside. It was as if Angie had connected with his soul and ripped it out for everyone to see. He hated his vulnerability and wanted to bolt out of the room and run as fast and as far away as possible. He had worked hard at burying his despair, and now Angie apparently had no problem dredging it up and plunking it on the table like a Thanksgiving Day turkey. Angie dropped her head and began to sob.

"Angie, are you okay?" Bill said as he and Adam moved to console her.

"I've seen her do a lot of these readings, but I've never seen her look like that," exclaimed Tommy. The carefree tone of the room turned dead serious.

"I'm okay." Angie pulled herself together. "Strong karma with this one..."

Alex, shaking and dripping with sweat, broke the tension by turning to Tommy, who was now displaying a serious and pale face, and saying, "Did you say something about buying me a drink?" In a few moments they were out the door.

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