Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Janus Legacy by Lisa von Biela


Jeremy Magnusson is living a quiet life. He lost his mother years ago and rarely speaks with his father for leaving them as her disease grew worse. Now Jeremy is plagued with the disease and even lost the love of his life because of it. Everything changes for him when he receives the phone call telling him that his father has died and if he takes charge of the medical company that his father ran then he can have all the riches that go along with it. It's a hard decision for Jeremy as he struggles knowing that his father was involved in certain medical things that he didn't approve of. However greed wins out and he claims his birthright. He will then learn of the gift his father has left for him if he is brave enough to claim it. 

Love it! A medical thriller that really takes you into the debate about the moral high ground. What can be done versus what should be done to prolong a life or ease the suffering of a disease. Mrs. Biela really pulls you in and makes you feel for all the people involved and see the situation from both sides of the issue, filling us full of sympathy and horror in equal measure. 

Seriously brilliant, it drags you along on the roller coaster ride as you begin to root for Jeremy and then wonder how he can live with the decisions that he is forced to make. I loved weighing the morals of different situations and seeing the difference between the have's and the have nots. If you like excitement and have ever wondered what they are really doing in high end medical institutions I definitely suggest you check out this great read!