Book Review: “The Dismantling” by Brian DeLeeuw

May 4, 2015 at 4:23 pm | Posted in Books | 2 Comments
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Brian DeLeeuw in his new book, “dismantling book coverThe Dismantling” published by Plume gives us an adventure with Simon Worth.

From the back cover: At twenty-five troubled med-school dropout Simon Worth is faced with the grim reality of failure and massive student loans. Haunted by the accidental death of his sister, he accepts a lucrative job at Health Solutions as a black market organ broker, arranging the sales of kidneys and livers from donors who need the money to recipients whose time on the transplant list is running out.

Eight months into the job, Simon is tasked with finding a match for Lenny Pellegrini, a severely depressed ex-NFL player with a serious drinking problem and a failing liver. When Simon is contacted by Maria Campos, he believes he’s found the perfect donor.
The surgery goes according to plan, but soon afterward Lenny makes a cruel and destructive decision, while startling secrets from Maria’s past further complicate the situation. Under tremendous pressure to keep the media and authorities from exposing Health Solutions, both Simon and Maria find themselves the targets of Peter DaSilva, Simon’s boss, who is desperate to protect himself and his organization at all costs. Backed into a corner, Simon is forced to decide that, against his better moral judgment, the only way to survive is to put his trust in Maria.

Let’s face it a person cannot live without a functioning liver. Once that goes the individual dies it is just that simple. So there are lots of persons on waiting lists for acceptable matches however it seems that you can age off of these lists. That is when the black market kicks in. To me this whole premise was terrifying. Simon is a broker of illegal organs to that these individuals who are aging off these donor lists can live. From practically page one this is one suspense filled, medical thriller. Be assured “The Dismantling” is going to have you reading just as fast as you can trying to keep up with what happens next. The good news is you will breathe a satisfied sigh when you finish even though you might have given up sleep to get there. It will certainly be worth it.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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  1. The scary thing is the this sort of black market really exists. It’s pretty horrifying!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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