by Nicolas Nash
Rebecca, a cancer researcher goes missing after a one-night stand with a questionable man. Her disappearance happens in the middle of a battle between two pharmaceutical companies on the quest to find a cure for cancer. She is the best researcher they have had and she has done substantial work towards the ultimate goal of both companies.
But what happened to her that night?
Could the man she was last seen with have something to do with it?
Did the rival company have anything to do with her disappearance?
The investigation begins with the detectives who believe the man she was with had something to do with it. He has had a difficult past and is on medication for some issues that could affect his rationality. They are convinced he did something but he has to prove them wrong. But a part of him believes they are onto something. In order to prove his innocence, to himself and the authorities, he sets out to solve the case but he ends up uncovering a lot more than he should have.
The Girl at the Bar is a very technical read because of the amount of medical information it contains. The author has given a very detailed story on the rivalry between competing pharmaceutical companies. In regards to whether the details are true or not, I have no clue but it all sounds like he has done his research. I really enjoyed the twists and turns that had me constantly turning the pages trying to figure out what was going on.