Fatal Flashback: A Legal Courtroom Thriller

Tight, focused writing and shocking twists along the way. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys high-stakes drama/thriller with an intelligent and unpredictable plot that feel very authentic and true-to life, and explores the darkest parts of human greed and corruption.                  Karen Matthews – Indie Book Reviewers

Andrew Hayden III is on the verge of vaulting the corporation bearing his name to pharmaceutical industry prominence pending FDA approval of Xyprotaine, a revolutionary migraine medication, when Darnell Young, Hayden Labs’ vice president of research and development, discovers clinical trial notes summarizing potentially catastrophic side effects withheld from the FDA. These notes, suggesting enhanced PTSD flashbacks in patients taking both Xyprotaine and antidepressants, were written by Dr. Reginald Cosgrove, who is pending Senate confirmation as the next Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

Struggling with the loss of significant wealth his stock options could provide, Young takes the high road and vows to keep the drug off the market pending additional clinical trials to address the undisclosed side effects. After sending a whistleblower letter to the FDA he joins forces with Blake Lawrence, his college roommate and a lawyer with Sterling Atwater, to fight powerful forces from both inside and outside the company with significant wealth hinging on Xyprotaine’s approval. These forces will resort to any method necessary, including blackmail, intimidation and murder, to stop anyone standing in the way of its approval.

Hayden succeeds in obtaining FDA approval.

But how? And at what cost?

When those profiting from Xyprotaine’s FDA approval succeed in silencing Darnell Young, Blake Lawrence must rely on his courtroom skills to answer these questions.

The answer is not what anyone in the courtroom expects.


Fatal Flashback is available as an eBook or paperback on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071DNKMVL