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Chromosome 6
Chromosome 6
Author: Robin Cook
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ISBN-13: 9780425161241
ISBN-10: 0425161242
Publication Date: 4/1/1998
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 158 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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The search for a reliable supply of transplantable organs produces some questionable procedures with unexpected results in this so-so medical thriller. Cook has an intriguing idea here, but the book just isn't very well written.
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as always, Robin Cook keeps you in suspense with this medical page turner...
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Great thriller about genetic manipulation!
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Good story about the ethics of genetic manipulation and the consequences.
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Robin Cook challenges the medical ethics of genetic manipulation and closing. Really good.
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What makes a Robin Cook book so scary is that it unleashes medical horrors that are quite possible. This time he takes on Genetic Manipulation.
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medical thriller one of my favorite authors
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Dr. Robin Cook writes another medical thriller about genetic manipulation.
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From Library Journal
The ever-popular and prolific Cook (Fatal Cure, Audio Reviews, LJ 9/15/94) sets his latest medical thriller in Equatorial Guinea, Africa. Dr. Kevin Marshall worries that he has traded his ethics for a gleaming futuristic lab. Meanwhile, stateside, Dr. Jack Stapleton, a forensic pathologist, is deeply troubled by an unidentified body that is missing various parts. Jack and his colleague, Laurie, identify the corpse as that of a Mafia kingpin, and their investigation leads them to Africa. Narrator Boyd Gaines is superb. The producer, however, would do well to abandon the tiresome and distracting sound effects that serve only to lend an old-time radio feel to the production. Missing are end-of-side cues prompting listeners to flip or change tapes. For popular fiction collections.?Terrill Persky, Naperville, Ill.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Unbeleivable!
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This is a very good read.
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In his most prophetic thriller yet, Robin Cook challenges the medical ethics of genetic manipulation and cloning.

In the jungles of equatorial Africa, a biotechnology giant has taken transplant surgery and animal research to a new level. Where one mistake could bridge the evolutionary gap between man and ape--and forever change the genetic map of our existence...

"Shocking and thought-provoking...Cook's best to date."
--The New York Times
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Definitely a "keep you in your favorite chair for hrs." read.
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Not a great book. The characters seem thin and none to bright and with the line "omg a hippo" I could no longer take this book serious. The two main female characters may as well be barbie dolls and dont make any sense. They get shot at twice and shrug it off like its nothing but worry that there might be bugs on the ground. If your bored go ahead and read it but dont go out of your way to get this book.
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one of Robin Cook's BEST!!!!!!
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Robin Cook is a new author to me and this audiobook is my first story. It is EXCITING! I love the characters, I love the plot. Plenty of intrigue. I had an abridged version and it focused on the action giving enough detail to involve you in the plot. I recommend!
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When notorious underworld figure Carlo Franconi is gunned down, his mafioso competitors become prime suspects. Suspicions are fueled when Franconi's body disappears from the city morgue before it can be autopsied - much to the embarrassment of the chief medical examiner and the mayor, but to the amusement of the morgue's resident cynic, forensic pathologist Dr. Jack Stapleton.
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On a scale of 1 to 10, I give this book a "9." It's full of intrigue, excitement and violence, and while its theme is somewhat sci-fi-ish (and not medical thriller-genre like most of Cook's books), it is a good story nonetheless.
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I really enjoyed the character Jack Stapleton. A real conscientious forensic pathologist.
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The harrowing new bestseller from the master of medical thrillers, written with the bold strokes of reality that are RobinCook's trademarks.
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Cook always does an excellent job of walking you through what should be a difficult to understand situation. Remembering that, just think about the idea of growing donor organs in another host for use when they are matured.....Yep, that's right, this one will keep you turning the pages into the wee hours of the night and you may even skip dinner :)
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Excellent reading!(cover has a crease)
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I'm all for Robin Cook tho!
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This book is a series of two Medical Examiner's in New York that alway seem to get into some sort of trouble as they solve the most unique crimes while still finding time to sort through their private lives.....Can't say more about Laurie Montgomery and Jack Stapleton. Several books are currently available in this series: Vector, Marker, Contagion and Crisis which is the latest in the series. You will throughly enjoy them....once you start reading you can't put them down plus you learn so much about the medical field and the scary things that truly go on inside their quiet walls where they don't necessarily want the public to know about.
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From Library Journal: "The ever-popular and prolific Cook sets his latest medical thriller in Equatorial Guinea, Africa. Dr. Kevin Marshall worries that he has traded his ethics for a gleaming futuristic lab. Meanwhile, stateside, Dr. Jack Stapleton, a forensic pathologist, is deeply troubled by an unidentified body that is missing various parts. Jack and his colleague, Laurie, identify the corpse as that of a Mafia kingpin, and their investigation leads them to Africa. For popular fiction collections." Terrill Persky, Naperville, Ill. Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --
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The ever-popular and prolific Cook (Fatal Cure, Audio Reviews, LJ 9/15/94) sets his latest medical thriller in Equatorial Guinea, Africa. Dr. Kevin Marshall worries that he has traded his ethics for a gleaming futuristic lab. Meanwhile, stateside, Dr. Jack Stapleton, a forensic pathologist, is deeply troubled by an unidentified body that is missing various parts. Jack and his colleague, Laurie, identify the corpse as that of a Mafia kingpin, and their investigation leads them to Africa.
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Enjoyable read
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In his most prophetic thriller yet, Robin Cook challenges the medical ethics of genetic manipulation and cloning. In the jungles of equatorial Africa, a biotechnology giant has taken transplant surgery and animal research to a new level. Where one mistake could bridge the evolutionary gap between man and ape--and forever change the genetic map of our existence.....
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The corpse of a mob boss disappears from the city morgue before an autopsy can be performed. It is eventually returned, but without its hands, head, feet, and liver. Dr. Jack Stapleton, the forensic pathologist, doesn't know who took the body, but his quest to discover the truth leads him to the jungles of Africa and the heart of a sinister...
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In the jungles of equatorial Africa, a biotechnology giant has taken transplant surgery and animal research to a new level. One mistake could bridge the evolutionary gap between man and ape.
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A good book.