Black Gold: Dr. Whyte Adventure, Book 1

· A Dr. Whyte Adventure Book 1 · Novels by CB Samet
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A medical mission takes a deadly turn ...

Dr. Lillian Whyte is swept into a dangerous world when the camp of her Kenya mission clinic is destroyed by war profiteers. 

After a decade of trudging through the hectic emergency room, the luster and idealism of being a physician has left Lillian disillusioned. Concerned about her swelling cynicism about her job, her supervisor volunteers her to lead a group of residents on a medical mission to Kenya. An ocean away from her troubled, she finds comfort in aiding local inhabitants. 

The tranquility turns to chaos when her clinic is ambushed by militant thieves led by a conniving oil profiteer. Faced with the prospect of permanent captivity and/or probable death, Lillian must find the resolve to outwit her captors and escape. 

A slow-burn intellectual thriller from award-winning author CB Samet. Black Gold is book one in the Lillian Whyte adventure series. This series contains some violence and language.


"Black Gold by C.B. Samet shows a tremendous amount of heart wrapped around a riveting story populated by sympathetic characters who will captivate readers." --Judge, 24th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards (Nov 2017)

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3 reviews
Karen Siddall
March 23, 2022
"Black Gold" was an entertaining mystery-thriller, and I would like to read more of Lillian Whyte’s adventures. I empathized with Dr. Whyte’s frustration with some of her patients not doing what they needed to do to maintain their health and just wanting to rely on some ‘miracle pill’ to magically cure what ailed them. She was direct and often rude, but in reality, some people need that. However, her manner extended to her young colleagues, and things were stressful without that attitude. Kudos to the author for setting up where Lillian was mentally and her effect on the people around her. The novel had a lot of action that kept the plot moving forward. There was quite a bit of exposition at the beginning to set up Lillian’s life and the history of “Domino,” but once things got going, they didn’t let up. I liked that Lillian took things into her own hands to get out of danger, and I liked that she retained her suspicions about Sean and the CIA’s part in what was going down around her. I thought the use of horses was a unique device for this genre and enjoyed her helicopter ride. My only negative was the use of French words and phrases by the French vineyard owner. The author sprinkles them throughout his dialogue, and some are just wrong. I knew what the author was trying to say, and it was annoying when incorrect, but not enough to make me stop reading or enjoying the story. I picked this book up for a reading challenge: “Read a book with two different colors in the title.” Well, challenge met, and now I have an exciting, new-to-me series to follow. I recommend BLACK GOLD to readers of mystery fiction or thrillers, especially those who like a medical theme in their stories.
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About the author

Christina is a four-time award winning author in thriller, romantic suspense, and fantasy.

She is a mother of two energetic boys and a Jack Russel Terrier. She is a lover of suspense, adventure, and happy endings. The Rider Files books 1-5 are complete, and she's mapping out more. She writes action and adventure in fantasy and romantic​ suspense genres with strong female leads.

​“I grew up reading Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton, and the Bourne books. I write seeking to create that level of action and intrigue but with female heroines. I love the quote, ‘She needed a hero. So she became one.’ My novels have empowered women overcoming powerful obstacles and the strong men who support them.

Some of her favorite authors she is currently reading include Dan Brown, Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, Toni Anderson, Maya Banks, Lee Child, and more.

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