John Grisham, bestselling author of legal thrillers, has a new book out, and it's different than anything else he has written before. Called The Tumor, Grisham even subtitled this work "A Non-Legal Thriller."
The Tumor, which is a quick read at under 70 pages, was inspired by medical technology called focused ultrasound. Focused ultrasound treatments may have the potential to extend life expectancies in patients with brain tumors, and may have benefits for patients suffering from diseases including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, hypertension, as well as certain types of cancer.
This potential inspired Grisham to imagine a story of a 35-year-old family man suddenly diagnosed with a brain tumor, and the ultimate outcome facing him and his family. Then, Grisham re-imagines the same situation one decade later, when focused ultrasound treatments have advanced and there is no longer one single foregone outcome to such a diagnosis.
According to Grisham, "This is the most important book I have ever written. I have found no other cause that can potentially save so many lives." The Tumor is such a passion project for Grisham, that he has released the book for free. Whether you're a Kindle user, a PDF, or an epub reader, there's a version available for you to download. Print devotees can even order free hardcovers of the title.