Saturday, September 21, 2013

Douglas E. Richards's "The Cure," the movie

This weekend's feature at My Book, The Movie: The Cure by Douglas E. Richards.

The entry begins:
If they were to make The Cure into a film, I believe Scarlett Johansson would be an ideal choice to play the lead, Erin Palmer. Before I explain why, a brief description of Erin from the book’s jacket should prove useful:
Erin Palmer had a devastating encounter with a psychopath as a child. Now a grad student and scientist, she's devoting her life to studying these monsters. When her research catches the attention of Hugh Raborn, a brilliant neuroscientist who claims to have isolated the genes responsible for psychopathic behavior, Erin realizes it may be possible to reverse the condition, restoring souls to psychopaths. But to do so, she'll not only have to operate outside the law, but violate her most cherished ethical principles.

As Erin becomes further involved with Raborn, she begins to suspect that he harbors dark secrets. Is he working for the good of society? Or is he intent on bringing humanity to its knees?

Hunted by powerful, shadowy forces, Erin teams up with another mysterious man, Kyle Hansen, to uncover the truth. The pair soon find themselves pawns in a global conspiracy—one capable of destroying everything Erin holds dear. And forever altering the course of human history...
So why would Scarlett Johansson make a fantastic Erin Palmer? Erin’s graduate work involves her going into a prison and...[read on]
Learn more about the book and author at Douglas E. Richards’s website.

My Book, The Movie: The Cure.

--Marshal Zeringue