A Cure for Deceit – A Medical Thriller

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A Medical Thriller

by Margie Miklas

A gripping medical thriller with suspense, intrigue, and a touch of romance

The sequel to Critical Cover-Up


2020 Royal Palm Literary Competition Silver Award Winner in the Thriller category from the Florida Writers Association

2020 RPLA Winner Silver Badge


2020 Readers’ Favorite Bronze Award Winner in the Medical Thriller genre

2020 Bronze Medal Award Readers Favorite


2020 Book Excellence Award finalist

Book Excellence Award Finalist Seal


What happens when a sudden spike in patient deaths occurs, and drives an impassioned ICU nurse to launch a clandestine investigation, targeting a powerful cardiac surgeon? Could his corrupt connections threaten to destroy her career?



A Cure for Deceit by Margie Miklas
Allison Jamison, an experienced intensive care nurse, becomes suspicious when a recent wave of major surgical complications results in unnecessary patient deaths. She enlists the professional expertise of her friend, Detective Mark Derning, whose interests include more than an investigative role. She can’t deny the attraction, but will her dreams be crushed by circumstances out of her control?

When her probe targets Dr. Gary Tamarino, the powerful, narcissistic chief of cardiothoracic surgery at San Francisco Bay Hospital, she encounters a staggering level of deceit and revenge while delving deep into his far-reaching web of corruption.

Abuse of power, manipulation, callousness, and desperation drive the dark side of a man who also saves lives on a daily basis.

Will she succeed in exposing his unscrupulous practices before more patients die at his hand? Will he destroy her career before she can do anything to stop him?

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Released October 29, 2019

A Cure for Deceit is a saga of medical intrigue that had me deeply engaged from page one.  The characters, the setting and the clinical descriptions were all vividly reminiscent of the years I spent working in critical care units in a large teaching hospital. The struggles, at the bedside and beyond, are real. Margie Miklas has the uncanny ability to put you in the “skin” of the main characters. You feel their passion, their pain, and their anguish as they make momentous decisions in the pursuit of excellence, integrity, and survival. The true heroes of medicine are those who care deeply. They are not only competent and compassionate, but also courageous. A Cure for Deceit introduces us to just such heroes.”

~ Paula Vetter RN, MSN, FNP


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