The Black Pill

| March 1, 2015


The Black Pill

A spunky investigative reporter ties a grisly murder to an international organ trafficking conspiracy, but the story may cost her life … and her kidneys.

A renown transplant surgeon unable to find a donor for his own wife

A self-styled investigative reporter with a hunch

A slick entrepreneur with a grandiose scheme to make organ trafficking respectable

A falsely condemned convict offered a reprieve in exchange for donating a kidney

A corrupt cop who considers his shield a license to steal

A cartel enforcer who dispatches his victims with venomous snakes and insects

The lives of desperate people compelled to make ethical, moral and legal compromises

A story that spans the western hemisphere, from the mansions of Beverly Hills to a Surinamese prison to an exotic Haïtian resort

I don’t normally give 5 stars, but this one is worthy of it. … I was dying to know how this story would spell out itself. … This book is written very well and I enjoyed the intensity and flow that ensued.

Teresa G

No easy answers are provided, but I greatly enjoyed the depth to Cox delved in examining an issue so complicated and vital. As one of the most thoughtful and gripping books that I have read for a long time, I highly recommend this book.

Cameron Atkinson

An excellent thriller … The story grabbed me from the first page. … A very fun and enjoyable book.

Buster Boy

Sharp dialogues, thrilling action scenes and relatable characters make this book a good read.

John F

The author spins an enjoyable tale in “The Black Pill” by combining action and adventure with medical and ethical dilemmas. Readers of medical thrillers will surely enjoy this book.

Wandering M

I was hooked with the first chapter as the focal character is exciting and he appears to be down a dark and mysterious path.


… that is the way Cox unfolds his story – very much like a film. And it works very well. … This is an impressive first novel from a man who knows how to write dialogue and pace an action story framed in the confines of a medical dilemma.

Grady Harp


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