Book Reviews of Slatewiper

Author: Lewis Perdue
ISBN-13: 9780765340665
ISBN-10: 0765340666
Publication Date: 10/1/2004
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Forge Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Slatewiper is very well written and a lot scary since it is based on facts of biomedical atrocities. It makes you want to know more about the research for a contagion that could kill millions.
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Very good book. Makes you not want to put it down for one mintue.
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Riveting Good reading!
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A spine-tingling edge of your seat medical/corporate corruption thriller!
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Reads like a Michael Crichton techno-thriller. The warnings and dangers of the use of technology for evil come across loud and clear.
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An appropriately creepy biowarfare story. My wife, a microbiologist, says that as usual in these books, the author got some of the biology wrong. But it's still a good read.
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Exciting, plausible SLATEWIPER is a great thriller starring a strong woman who readers will appreciate and relate to. The story line is action packed yet the author makes sure the scientific basis for the theme is well presented and easily understood yet interwoven into the plot so nothing slows it down. Fans of scientific based thrillers will quickly realize that this book is worth setting aside several because once you start, you are hooked at a microbiological brain level to finish it in one sitting.
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Good scientific story. Liked it for the insight into genetic research.
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If you liked Outbreak, you'll love this!
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Medical suspense novel in the genre of Michael Criton, this novel explores the possibility of the extinction of the human race.
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Good plot and the characters are very interesting. It can be complicated to follow, esp. if you don't know a lot about Japanese culture and history. However, the book was well researched and a lot of the information the book contains is based on factual history. The genetics in the book can be difficult to follow without a degree in science at times, but overall the science is fairly accurate and makes you wonder what we are doing even messing around with our very genes. The consequences may be disastrous for us all.
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In Tokyo, a particularly violent and deadly plague has broken out. Inexplicably, it seems as if the virus only uses Koreans as its carrier. Enter Lara Blackwood, a genetic engineer recruited to fight this virus that somehow piggybacks itself on people with specific genetic characteristics. Ejected from her own company, Lara sees in this investigation her chance to get herself back in the research game, but she doesn't count on uncovering a genetic weapon of unimaginable power, a weapon that appears to have its origins in her own work. Like the high-tech medical thrillers of Michael Crichton, this novel deftly combines hard science and narrative panache. Perdue has crafted a story that grips the reader's imagination: Can this be real? Is it possible for such a weapon to exist? Remarkably, Perdue unflinchingly treads on Crichton's turf but emerges with a novel that feels fresh and original. A must for medical-thriller devotees
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Michael Crichton type medical thriller.
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When Lara Blackwood, a brilliant genetic engineer, receives a call asking for her help in solving a ghastly epidemic in Tokyo, she's happy to do what she can. To her horror she discovers that her life's work had been perverted to produce a revolutionary new genetic weapon that kills by turning people's own ethnic-related chromosomes against them. Humanity's clock is ticking as Lara struggles against staggering odds to expose the conspiracy behind "Slatewiper"--before a nightmarish terrorist scheme threatens the entire human race with extinction.