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Shock
Shock
Author: Robin Cook
Technology and greed converge in this spine-tingling novel of medicine run amok by the bestselling master of medical suspense. — Deborah Cochrane and Joanna Meissner, graduate science students and close friends, spot a campus newspaper ad that promises to solve their financial problems: an exclusive, highly profitable fertility clinic on Boston's...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780399146008
ISBN-10: 0399146008
Publication Date: 1/1/2001
Pages: 370
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 93 ratings
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 7
Overall, the book was interesting, and it kept my attention more than some of Cook's other novels. I thought that the ending was a bit disappointing, though...
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a thriller, things you wish couldn't happen
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Totally predicatble...this is one of the last Robin Cook books I bought and I've had it on my shelf for a while. It wasn't a bad story, quite the contrary, his story ideas are quite intriging...but it got to teh point where I could predit the book with alarming accuracy...when the IDEA for the story is the best part of a book, it's time to move on to different authors. I'm not disapointed I spent a couple of hours reading it, but I'd rather be surprised by a book than know 1/4 of the way into it how it's going to end!
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Robin Cook does it again. Great story.
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Not one of his better works. The protagonists are not particularly likeable. The ending is weak.
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Book could have been much better.
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-=-=-=-Another by the master of cutting edge medical tech-=-=-=-=
Deborah Cochrane and Joanna Meissner, graduate science students and close friends, spot a campus newspaper ad that promises to solve their financial problems: an exclusive, highly profitable fertility clinic on Boston's North Shore is looking for egg donors. Deborah and Joanna figure they can do a good deed--help infertile couples--and earn money. Although rumors of a fellow student donor's unexplained disappearance surface, the duo is not deterred. The procedures seem to go smoothly. Deborah is particularly intrigued by the technology involved and by Dr. Spencer Windgate, the charismatic fertility expert responsible for the clinic's success. But second thoughts and curiosity prompt the two women to find out more about the fate of their donated eggs. Stymied by the clinic's veil of secrecy, Deborah and Joanna obtain employment there to continue their probe. Working under aliases, they soon discover the horrifying aims of Dr. Windgate's research, immediately putting their lives--and their sanity--irrevocably at risk. Posited on up-to-the-minute science, Shock finds Robin Cook at the uncertain crossroads of medical technology and ethics.
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Fun read that makes you think about what can happen when you go under the knife!


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