A brilliant young doctor is dead … and someone has to take the blame.
Former refugee David Tran becomes the Golden Boy of Australian medical research and invents a drug that could transform immunology. Eight volunteers are recruited for the first human trial, a crucial step on the path to global fame for David and windfall gains for his investors. But when David dies in baffling circumstances, motives are put under the microscope.
With its origins in a real-life drug trial that ended in tragedy, Eight Lives is told through the eyes of five key characters: Rosa, David's lab assistant; Miles, his childhood friend; Abigail, his girlfriend; Natalie, his sister; and Foxy, 'fixer' to the high society – all who played a role in David’s downfall.
“A powerful and pacy thriller that had me hooked until the very end." CHRISTIAN WHITE, author of The Nowhere Child
“So many conversations will be started by this breakneck medical thriller. A big debut from a huge literary talent”. JP POMARE, author of Call Me Evie