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  • 05/2024
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Anthony Lee
Author
Doctor Lucifer
Anthony Lee, author

Adult; Mystery/Thriller; (Market)

During a global cyberattack, a computer hacker tries to kill a doctor's patients, just by remotely altering medical records. Dr. Mark Lin, a proficient but cynical and disillusioned internist, is the target of this scheme, scrambling to avert one medical crisis after another with the help of the hospital's IT specialists.
Reviews
After surviving the chaos of the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Mark Lin knew it was only time before another virus took over—but he never suspected it would be a cyberattack putting his patients’ lives at risk. Lee’s compelling debut finds Dr. Lin, an internist who’s seen the worst at California’s Ivory Memorial Hospital, questioning the ethical duties and responsibilities that come with the science of healing. When three of his patients “crash,” on medications he didn’t prescribe and due to mistakes he didn’t make, he feels his career slipping away for reasons he can’t comprehend. With the news spreading rapidly of cyberattacks called “Lucifer’s Worm” targeting businesses, Dr. Lin begins to grasp the truth: whoever is behind Lucifer’s Worm, AKA Doctor Lucifer, is also killing Lin’s patients.

The first of Lee’s Dr. Mark Lin mysteries plunges readers into a chilling week of Lin’s life, where the stakes couldn’t be higher and the battleground isn’t Lin’s usual realm, the body, but the digital world of medical records and the darkest corners of cyberspace. Lin, a cynic but a good doctor, is determined to clear his name, and his jaded, sometimes scalding thoughts about the medical field—when “know-it-all” patients “accuse us docs of being greedy, self-serving frauds who only cared about the extra dollars in our wallets”—are resonant, allowing readers to step inside the shoes of a doctor who, even before the suspense ramps up, already finds himself tested by the landscape of healthcare.

Lee deftly weaves real-world concerns about cybersecurity into the fabric of his narrative, highlighting the vulnerability of medical institutions. At times, the deliberate pacing flags, but the convincing milieu, strong characterization—especially of relatable antagonists like the bereaved Lisa Flint—and thoughtful consideration of the motives behind cyber warfare are timely and compelling, as is Lee’s exploration of the moral complexities of contemporary healthcare. Fans of medical and hacker thrillers will relish Lin’s outrage and determination under impossible pressure.

Takeaway: Thrilling medical suspense debut pits a doctor against hacker terror.

Comparable Titles: David Baldacci’s Zero Day, Marc Elsberg’s Blackout.

Production grades
Cover: A-
Design and typography: A
Illustrations: N/A
Editing: A-
Marketing copy: A-

BestThrillers.com

"The Bottom Line: Doctor Lucifer potently blends the dynamics of a medical thriller with the sheer hysteria involved in a brutal cyberattack. Written with the authority of an insider, Lee is one of the year’s most exciting new voices."

Foreword Clarion Reviews

"Doctor Lucifer is an intriguing thriller in which a doctor fights to protect his life and his career against a massive, unanticipated cyber threat."

Hollywood Book Reviews

"Doctor Lucifer is overall an entertaining book. The story being told in first person gets the reader to engage with the author. ...
Of course, judging from this book’s subtitle, there is more coming to read from this talented author."

Kirkus Reviews

"Lee knowledgeably and very effectively builds up the background tension of his novel, which stems from the frightening extent to which the mechanisms of health care—including medical records, medication orders, and treatment protocols—have become digitized and therefore vulnerable to the kind of cyber-attacks carried out by Doctor Lucifer."

Online Book Club

"The author skillfully crafted this gripping story, keeping readers engaged with suspense that compels them to eagerly turn the pages, never knowing what twist awaits next. ...
Doctor Lucifer by Anthony Lee is an ideal read for fans of medical thrillers and cybercrime mysteries. If you enjoy stories that blend the tension of a gripping crime thriller with the intricacies of the medical world and the dangers of cyber threats, then this book is tailored for you."

Pacific Book Review

"The author did a spectacular job of crafting a wholly unique protagonist. The anti-hero angle that the character takes, with his cynical point of view and struggles to separate the duty of a doctor from the morally corrupt of those he must treat, made his evolution and journey much more rewarding and engaging to behold. ...
A nail-biter that pushes the protagonist to the edge and keeps the reader on the edge of their seats, author Anthony Lee’s Doctor Lucifer is a must-read medical thriller. The twists and turns the story takes and the rich character arc the protagonist takes make this a gripping narrative to get lost in."

Readers' Favorite (5-Star Review)

"Author Anthony Lee has a real knack for tension, crafting an exhilarating dive into the world of cybercrime and medical suspense that successfully blends elements of thriller and wider social commentary on the vulnerabilities of modern technology. This solid foundation of realistic and well-thought-out concepts allows the character-driven drama to shine. ...
There are plenty of those heart-in-your-throat moments to captivate suspense and mystery fans alike, and the novel's deft exploration of ethical dilemmas and the dark side of humanity was both compelling and thought-provoking. Overall, I would highly recommend Doctor Lucifer to medical thriller readers everywhere, and I eagerly anticipate future work from this accomplished author."

Readers' Favorite (5-Star Review)

"Even though Doctor Lucifer is a medical thriller, Anthony Lee does an excellent job of combining it with cybercrime. ...
I recommend this book to readers who love medical or cybercrime thrillers. Readers will enjoy the unique cybercrime twist author Anthony Lee adds to this medical thriller."

Readers' Favorite (5-Star Review)

"Anthony Lee's Doctor Lucifer is a captivating story that transported me to the medical world and gave me insights into the challenges encountered by medical practitioners. I felt like I was part of the story and that I had direct experience with the events, thanks to the vivid and descriptive writing style. ...
This was a masterfully written story that kept me interested and made me want to turn the pages as fast as I could. With all the twists and turns, I never knew what would happen next and was guessing until the end."

Readers' Favorite (5-Star Review)

"Once you start reading Doctor Lucifer by Anthony Lee, there is no putting it down. The steady narration and the well-crafted dialogues kept me glued to my couch, looking forward to reading the subsequent events. ...
The characters were also well-developed and relatable, which contributed to the overall beauty of the book. I look forward to reading something else by Anthony Lee."

Readers' Favorite (5-Star Review)

"Doctor Lucifer is an exhilarating and frightening medical thriller that paints a terrifying picture of the realities of a cyber pandemic and the severe consequences that can result. Anthony Lee probes into the character portraits of both medical staff and patients. The narrative of medical disorders and treatments is thoroughly researched and meticulously portrayed. The clever plot is engaging, and each chapter flows into the next, enthralling the reader with what will happen next. ...
Doctor Lucifer is an innovative cliffhanger novel full of mystery, suspense, danger, and action. This book will keep the reader guessing about the villain's identity and surprise them as the events unfold. Fans of crime novels and medical thrillers will find this story both intriguing and entertaining."

Self-Publishing Review

"A disturbing and dark peek into the vulnerabilities of the medical system and the quiet heroes who keep it safe. There is a remarkable level of detail about hospital and emergency response procedures, as well as a gritty intimacy when it comes to suffering patients and infuriated relatives. This novel boldly introduces a new class of modern medical thriller where diagnostic puzzles and well-crafted tension mix together with trenchant social commentary, for a gripping story that is at once page-turning and thought-provoking."

The Book Commentary (5-Star Review)

"Lee's debut novel offers a refreshing twist on the traditional medical thriller, blending elements of suspense, technology, and ethical dilemmas into a compelling narrative. ...
Fans of Robin Cook's Pandemic and Michael Crichton's State of Fear, will enjoy this novel. Lee's debut marks him as a promising new voice in the world of medical thrillers, and readers will eagerly anticipate future literary creations from this author."

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 05/2024
  • 9798322212836
  • 312 pages
  • $12.99
Paperback Details
  • 05/2024
  • 9798881161088
  • 312 pages
  • $12.99
Ebook Details
  • 05/2024
  • B0D1YTHPG1
  • 340 pages
  • $2.99
Ebook Details
  • 05/2024
  • 2940186108719
  • 340 pages
  • $2.99
Audio Details
  • 05/2024
  • B0D4MZY3BW
  • 312 pages
  • $19.95
Audio Details
  • 05/2024
  • B0D4MPFN4X
  • 312 pages
  • $19.95
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