High concept doesn't get much higher than the Titanic meets The Hot Zone plot of Leonard S. Goldberg's fifth medical thriller. Forensic pathologist Joanna Blalock finds cholera in a dead Chinese infant in Los Angeles, and then is immediately whizzed by a top government security officer to Global Explorer II, a floating laboratory off the coast of Alaska, where a giant, glittering iceberg seems to be releasing a deadly, 65-million-year-old toxin.
Crew members sicken and die, unwittingly aided by an oversexed technician; a storm at sea threatens to capsize the ship; a mysterious cholera epidemic somehow linked to the frozen toxin hits the world; and somebody onboard has personal reasons for hastening the deaths of several members of the world-class scientific team.
It's all heady stuff, loaded with scientific jargon on everything from autopsies to evolution, but Goldberg keeps it moving with muscle and brainpower. And the attractive, vulnerable Blalock holds it all together with her own carefully cultivated credibility. Other Blalock books: Deadly Care, Deadly Harvest, Deadly Medicine, and A Deadly Practice.
This was a very good read. Lots of mystery and excitement.
Loved this book, Joanna Blalock series. Lots of suspense.
another great Goldberg medical thriller.
I had hopes for this book because I really like medical thrillers, but this one disappointed me. Can't put my finger on it, it just left me about 3/4 through saying "Huh?". Maybe I missed something, but it seemed incomplete to me. I will read another of Joanne Blalock and see if it leaves me the same way . . . I was distracted during the time I was reading it, so that might be it.