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As timely as tomorrow’s headlines and as thrilling as any novel you will ever read, The Cure is unputdownable. Find a comfortable chair and turn off the phone because this is one wild ride!

—Pat LoBrutto, New York

This is a solid, fast-paced action thriller, full of intrigue, plot twists and characters you will root for. I loved it!

—Mike Nichol

 The scenario presented in this book is so chillingly real it made my hairs stand on end. Be afraid. Morad Zaffron gives us a twenty-first-century glimpse of how close to the abyss humanity teeters. I cannot wait for his next book.

—Sanjeet Patel, MD, Ph.D., Tropical and Infectious Diseases.


Book information

ISBN:  978-0-9870347-5-5

Trim size: 230 x 150mm

Binding: paperback

Page count: 308 pages

Imagery: tbc

Cost: tbc

Genre: Medical Thriller



Corporate greed meets scientific altruism in Morad Zaffron’s white-knuckle thriller, The Cure.

Dr Susan Conner, a traumatised drug-dependent widow, goes to work for a global pharmaceutical corporation dispensing a cure for a lethal virus. And, at first, patients get better … but soon, they begin vanishing or dying and Susan suddenly finds her own life on the line. Believing her salvation might lie with Dr Vincent Bach, the young scientist who developed the cure, she is desperate to find him … but she is on the run from the police and the FBI for murder while being hunted down by assassins hired by Big Pharma.

A taut, tense medical drama, The Cure explores big business, new medicine, and whether true love can indeed conquer all.


Morad Zaffron

Born in a one-room shanty, home to his parents and six older brothers and sisters, Dr Morad Zaffron grew up in an apartheid-era township outside of Durban, South Africa.

At the age of 17, he left home to study at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town. After graduating, he worked in private practice for several years before resuming his passion for reading by doing a master’s degree in creative writing at UCT. A poet and writer, his poetry and short stories have appeared in international publications. He is currently working on his next novel, The Valley, two chapters of which are included at the end of The Cure.