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Pandemic After a young seemingly healthy woman collapses suddenly on the NYC subway and dies by the time she reaches the hospital her case is initially chalked up to a virulent case of influenza That is unt

  • Title: Pandemic
  • Author: Robin Cook
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Hardcover
  • After a young, seemingly healthy woman collapses suddenly on the NYC subway and dies by the time she reaches the hospital, her case is initially chalked up to a virulent case of influenza That is, until she ends up on Dr Jack Stapleton s autopsy table, where Jack discovers something eerily fishy first, that the young woman has had a heart transplant, and second, that he After a young, seemingly healthy woman collapses suddenly on the NYC subway and dies by the time she reaches the hospital, her case is initially chalked up to a virulent case of influenza That is, until she ends up on Dr Jack Stapleton s autopsy table, where Jack discovers something eerily fishy first, that the young woman has had a heart transplant, and second, that her DNA matches that of the transplanted heart.Strangely, two incidences of young people with this same sudden and rapid illness crop up, and Jack fears that this could be the start of an unprecedented pandemic But the facts aren t adding up Something is off about these cases, something creepy, and it s up to Jack to figure it out before it s too late.Thus begins a race against time, during which Jack unveils the dark underbelly of the organ transplant market His name is Bui Zhao, a businessman and hospital board member who has been cheating the system by using organs and cells from chimeric pigs, via the gene editing biotechnology CRISPER CAS9, which allows pig genes to be inserted into living human cells.In a climactic and risky mortal showdown, Jack must face Zhao, the megalomaniac willing to risk the fate of the world to purse his commercial interests, if he wants to save the future of medicine Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksI

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    1. Robin Cook

      Librarian Note Not to be confused with British novelist Robin Cook a pseudonym of Robert William Arthur Cook.Dr Robin Cook born May 4, 1940 in New York City, New York is an American doctor novelist who writes about medicine, biotechnology, and topics affecting public health.He is best known for being the author who created the medical thriller genre by combining medical writing with the thri Librarian Note Not to be confused with British novelist Robin Cook a pseudonym of Robert William Arthur Cook.Dr Robin Cook born May 4, 1940 in New York City, New York is an American doctor novelist who writes about medicine, biotechnology, and topics affecting public health.He is best known for being the author who created the medical thriller genre by combining medical writing with the thriller genre of writing His books have been bestsellers on the New York Times Bestseller List with several at 1 A number of his books have also been featured in Reader s Digest Many were also featured in the Literary Guild Many have been made into motion pictures.Cook is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Columbia University School of Medicine He finished his postgraduate medical training at Harvard that included general surgery and ophthalmology He divides his time between homes in Florida, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts where he lives with his wife Jean He is currently on leave from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary He has successfully combined medical fact with fiction to produce a succession of bestselling books Cook s medical thrillers are designed, in part, to make the public aware of both the technological possibilities of modern medicine and the ensuing ethical conundrums.Cook got a taste of the larger world when the Cousteau Society recruited him to run its blood gas lab in the South of France while he was in medical school Intrigued by diving, he later called on a connection he made through Jacques Cousteau to become an aquanaut with the US Navy Sealab when he was drafted in the 60 s During his navy career he served on a nuclear submarine for a seventy five day stay underwater where he wrote his first book 1 Cook was a private member of the Woodrow Wilson Center s Board of Trustees, appointed to a six year term by the President George W Bush 2 edit Doctor NovelistDr Cook s profession as a doctor has provided him with ideas and background for many of his novels In each of his novels, he strives to write about the issues at the forefront of current medical practice.To date, he has explored issues such as organ donation, genetic engineering,fertility treatment, medical research funding, managed care, medical malpractice, drug research, drug pricing, specialty hospitals, stem cells, and organ transplantation 3 Dr Cook has been remarked to have an uncanny ability to anticipate national controversy In an interview with Dr.Cook, Stephen McDonald talked to him about his novel Shock Cook admits the timing of Shock was fortuitous I suppose that you could say that it s the most like Coma in that it deals with an issue that everybody seems to be concerned about, he says, I wrote this book to address the stem cell issue, which the public really doesn t know much about Besides entertaining readers, my main goal is to get people interested in some of these issues, because it s the public that ultimately really should decide which way we ought to go in something as that has enormous potential for treating disease and disability but touches up against the ethically problematic abortion issue 4 Keeping his lab coat handy helps him turn our fear of doctors into bestsellers I joke that if my books stop selling, I can always fall back on brain surgery, he says But I am still very interested in being a doctor If I had to do it over again, I would still study medicine I think of myself as a doctor who writes, rather than a writer who happens to be a doctor After 35 books,he has come up with a diagnosis to explain why his medical thrillers remain so popular The main reason is, we all realize we are at risk We re all going to be patients sometime, he says You can write about great white sharks or haunted houses, and you can say I m not going into the ocean or I m not going in haunted houses, but you can t say you re n

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    1. Robin Cook s Pandemic is the eleventh book in the Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery series It is, however, the first of the set that I ve read Considering both the popularity of Cook s sizable body of work and his huge fan base, I expected so much In the end it was just not enjoyable.Generally, I avoid novels that feature the same characters over several volumes, and I do so for a number of reasons First, I have commitment issues Seriously I want to meet them, read about them and m Rob [...]


    2. I will first say that I have been a lifelong Robin Cook fan He and Mary Higgins Clark were my two favorite authors growing up and I will always have fond memories of their novels That bring said, this book ended up a mess I have always loved the stories with Jack Stapleton but this one had him being whiny, bratty, and, honestly, completely unforgivable Both in his professional and personal life, he was just a horrible example of a protagonist I never remembered him being this incorrigable a I wi [...]


    3. This is not science fiction A biologically active chimeric molecule CRISPR CAS9 can modify the genetic makeup of living cells The potential for use and misuse of this mechanism is quite promising on one hand and quite scary on the other This story featuring forensic pathologist Jack Stapleton of the New York City Office of Medical Examiners focuses on the use of CRISPR CAS9 in transplantation.A young woman who had a recent heart transplant collapses and dies on the New York subway Jack This is n [...]


    4. Great idea, so so story with a shockingly terrible ending, imo This felt like an entirely different author I LITERALLY kept checking for at the end as the ending was abrupt Oh well.


    5. This is a rather poor example of a medical thriller and a long, long way from the author s early books such as Coma The characters are wooden, the conversation is stilted and the plot downright boring and predictable Was it really written by Robin Cook The plot, such as it is, centres around a medical examiner pathologist Jack Stapleton who is churlish, childish, rude and sarcastic He has a very odd relationship with his wife Laurie, who also happens to be his boss He comes across a co This is a [...]


    6. The protagonist was a major ass, and the dialogue was painful Concept was interesting but poorly written Sad because I was excited about becoming a medical thriller fan, but I think I ll have to search a bit harder for a good one.


    7. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here may contain spoilers The basis of this story is on an actual scientific finding of a gene editing tool known as CRISPR CAS9.With that in mind, it was both fascinating and terrifying reading this and knowing that the content could be very true one day if not already The main character is not a lovable character, but I appreciated that he was a bit realistic than some characters I have read in the past His focus on his [...]


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