A Cure for Deceit, Medical Thriller, Receives Award


A CURE FOR DECEIT, a medical thriller, has been selected  as a Semi-Finalist for the 2020 Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writers Association! You can imagine how thrilled I was when I received the email with the Congratulations announcement this week.

Royal Palm Literary Award - Florda Writers Association

Released as a sequel to Critical Cover-Up, A Cure for Deceit is a medical thriller with suspense, intrigue, and a touch of romance.

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A Cure for Deceit has been very well-received with 15 5-STAR reviews and 1 4-STAR review on Amazon, and  I am equally honored to also have received this 4-STAR Review from Readers’ Favorite.

Book Review

“Filled with fascinating medical terminology and procedure descriptions, A Cure for Deceit  by Margie Miklas is a disturbing, fast-paced novel that plants unfortunate suspicion in the medical world. Author Margie Miklas successfully uses her knowledge of the medical profession to give adequate reality to this story. For conspiracy theorists, this is the perfect conversation starter.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Review


What Readers are Saying about A Cure for Deceit

“I loved the book’s fast pace right out of the gate. I could not put it down…The characters are vivid and believable. Buy it, you won’t be disappointed.”
~Amazon reviewer

“Once again, Miklas proves her explicit knowledge of the inner workings of the hospital and the nurses and doctors behind the scenes. Well described and realistic… the reader is transported to the front lines of emergency thoracic care. A dramatic sequel to Critical Cover-Up, A Cure for Deceit will excite and entertain Miklas’ fans.”
~Catie Costa, Author of Love on the Rocks: A Positano Tale

“The second novel from Margie Miklas, A Cure for Deceit, is a medical thriller and sequel
to Critical Cover-Up. As a recently retired critical care nurse in cardiovascular care, the
author’s knowledge of medical terminology and procedures is accurate and impressive.
As impressive are the sensory images and the distinct nature of casual and professional
dialogue of nurse Allison Jamison and other members on the staff.

The characters are human, with all their good qualities and warts easily discerned by
the reader as you will find in getting to know the ICU team. Surgeon Gary Tamarino
might be completely unlikable had Miklas not given us an understanding of what lies
behind his actions.

The tension builds as the sudden spike in patient death statistics grows beyond normal
expectations. And, as if the plot needed more obstacles to overcome, an earthquake
alters the lives of Allison and her close friend, Detective Mark Derning, putting her in
even greater danger than her observation of unusual deaths in the hospital.
Miklas keeps her chapters short, so don’t be daunted by 84 of them. The action will
have you speedreading!”
~Virginia Nygard, Award-winning author in multiple genres

A Cure For Deceit will grip you from page one to page three hundred and forty nine. Miklas has a knack for taking readers through a series of obstacles all connecting and leading the way to a better life through irresistible, charming characters, bathed in love and goodness, among the dark not-so-nice folks. A Cure For Deceit makes you think about life through a new lens while keeping you invested in Allison’s ups and downs, twists and turns. Miklas’s books will not disappoint—and this one is right up there. Bravo!!”

~ Dr. Lisa Ortigara-Crego, Author of Release Your Obsession with Food: Heal from the Inside Out, and two other books in the same genre.


Thank you to all of you who have bought my books and left reviews or a comments somewhere. Authors appreciate reviews so much. I am thrilled that you like them, and a lot of you have been waiting for the third book. All I can tell you is one will be coming. I have not started writing it yet, since I’m working on a non-fiction book about Venice at the moment, but I have ideas and a third book is a distinct possibility, maybe for 2021. No spoilers, but you haven’t seen the last of Allison Jamison. Stay tuned for more updates on my writing process.

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I love feedback, so please leave a comment. If you have any or suggestions as to what you might like to see in the next book, please share your ideas here. Thank you so much.

Critical Cover-Up

An award-winning author, Margie Miklas is a recently retired critical care nurse, social media manager, and travel blogger. As a career critical care nurse with a specialty in cardiovascular nursing, Margie has experienced a wide range of changes in the world of healthcare. When she’s not writing, she enjoys traveling to Italy, spending time with her family, and relaxing at the beach. She makes her home in Florida and is a member of the Florida Writers Association.

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