Mortal Fear

Mortal Fear

Book - 1988
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Internist Jason Howard believes that eminent geneticist Dr. Alvin Hayes was murdered and that the key to his death lies hidden in the Boston Health Care Clinic's molecular genetics lab.
Publisher: New York : Putnam, c1988.
ISBN: 9780399133183
0399133186
Characteristics: 364 p. ; 23 cm.

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smarjano
Oct 06, 2017

Having read only "Coma" before, I cannot say if this is one of the better Robin Cook novels. But if you are into medical thrillers, it is a very pleasant, fast-paced read. Dr. Cook is at his best in the hospital scenes - he knows what he is writing about. He is not so good when he switches the point of view from the main character: these scenes could have easily been left out. It is interesting to read about a time with paper patient charts (dutifully pulled out by "secretaries") and pagers ("beepers"), although computers crop up. But the novel brings up interesting issues about genetic research and a few others (which cannot be revealed without a spoiler).

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alicat1
Jul 23, 2017

Why are patients rapidly aging, then dying?
A young doctor races to find out in this
suspenseful read.

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