Book Reviews of The Carrier

The Carrier
The Carrier
Author: Holden Scott
ISBN-13: 9780312978587
ISBN-10: 0312978588
Publication Date: 10/14/2001
Pages: 320
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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I have read many books of this sort, but found this one to move fast, well written and attention getting. The author has done a good job in keeping my attention. It is written for the average person, with a word or two here and there that would require a dictionary, but the content of the paragraph will give you a clue what the word might mean. The characters are well suited for one another and the ending is incredible.
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good story about what could happen....
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One might wonder what thriller authors occupied themselves with before the onslaught of biotechnology: gene splicing, smart viruses, cloning techniques, and PCR-polymerase chain reactions are the current darlings of a host of writers, including Gary Braver (Elixir), Richard Preston (The Hot Zone), and Holden Scott (Skeptic). In Scott's second novel, The Carrier, Jack Collier, a Harvard Ph.D. candidate, has found a cure for cancer by engineering Streptococcus A bacteria--known to tabloid newspaper fans everywhere as flesh-eating bacteria--to recognize and attack tumors rather than healthy flesh. It's a personal victory as well as a scientific breakthrough: haunted for months by the knowledge that his girlfriend, Angie, is dying of ovarian cancer, Jack has labored endless hours in the hopes of saving her.
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Excellent medical thriller - keeps you on your toes to the very end!
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This is a great book! Deception and deviousness abound, almost causing a cataclysmic ending to life as we know it! A page turner!
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Scientist Jack Collier has achieved the impossible: the conversion of a flesh-eating microbe into a miracle cure.....

An 'Andromeda Strain' for the 21st century....