Mortal Fear

Mortal Fear

Book - 1989
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A harrowing medical nightmare on the cutting edge of genetic research, Mortal Fear goes into the controversial future of modern medicine. At a large Boston clinic, a world-class biologist stumbles upon a miraculous discovery, a major scientific breakthrough. Soon, healthy, middle-aged patients are dying of old age. And the ultimate experiment in terror begins...
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 1989, c1988
ISBN: 9780425113882
0425113884
Characteristics: 364 p. ; 18 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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