Does this book backcover copy work?

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    Does this back cover copy establish a strong hook?

    In the novella ‘Dose of Her Own Medicine’ Botanist Elizabeth Bell returns to NYC from the Amazon with what she believes is the cure for AIDS. When she asks her husband, a pharmaceutical executive, to help her develop and market the medicine, not only is she shocked when he tells her months later the FDA rejected the medicine for its side effects, he demands a quick, no-hassle divorce. Divorced, in Central Park, Elizabeth discovers an article in The Times. An image of the Virgin Mary is seen in the mist of Niagara Falls. Elizabeth travels to The Falls and meets photojournalist David Green. One night they make passionate love. The next morning Elizabeth awakes alone only to be confronted by the NYPD. She is being charged for the murder of David Green. David had a secret Elizabeth did not know. He had AIDS. They believe Elizabeth illegally administered the medicine to David which failed. Despite being on death row, there is good news for Elizabeth—she contracted AIDS from David. To prove her innocence all she has to do is administer the medicine to herself—which the court approves as a lethal injection. There is one problem. Where will she get a dose of the medicine? Her ex-husband is her only hope, and his new wife just reported him missing on their honeymoon in New Orleans.

    Any suggestions?

  • #655003


    Take a look at the comments given for “Indiana Jane”. You should think about those for all your back cover blurbs. Short, enticing, less detailed description.

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    Thank you.

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