Sunday, July 03, 2016

Review: The Resurrectionist

The Resurrectionist The Resurrectionist by Matthew Guinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Matthew Guinn has penned an astounding novel dealing with the ugly years of American medical history. A time when medical schools utilized shady practices in order to train their medical students...body snatching.

Jacob Thacker is a tarnished doctor forced to serve his penance as an administrative public relations director at South Carolina Medical College. The extenuating grunt work becomes front and center when the reconstruction of the administration building uncovers a mass of skeletons in its basement. Skeletons put there by a slave of the medical school named Nemo Johnston, "The Resurrectionist". The discovery soon turns into a public relations nightmare in which everyone is looking for a way to profit from it or cover it up. The school would do anything or sacrifice anyone to keep hidden a dark secret that is not so much a "secret" to its victims' community.

The more Jacob researches, the more sinister the story becomes and even though the crimes were committed 150 years earlier, someone in the present day is going to have to take the fall.

Rich in history, The Resurrectionist is a wonderful historical thriller!

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