The Forbes Cancer Center in Miami is experiencing unprecedented cure rates for patients stricken with medulloblastoma. Sean Murphy, a bright, brash, Harvard medical student, takes an elective at the center to learn as much as he can about the procedures and treatments. The icy atmosphere that greets him, coupled with a warning to stay away from the unit in question, fuels Sean's determination to discover why everything is veiled in such secrecy. To carry out his investigation, he enlists the help of his girlfriend, Janet Reardon, a nurse. These self-appointed detectives find themselves chased by a variety of factions and in trouble with the law before unearthing the horrible truth. Cook weaves an action-packed story that is fun to read!
If youlike science fiction you will enjoy this book.
From the front cover - "A spellbinder...unbearable tension!"
I have not finished terminal, but everything I've read by Cook has been great!
A look into the world greed in the medical research. The people caught up in the greed.
In one of the most controversial thrillers of our time. Robin Cook tackles an explosive health care issue that affects us all----
Another thrilling medical mystery.
Typical Cook. Great plot and action, typically stilted dialogue. Cook's medical knowledge and ability to weave the latest medical breakthroughs into a worst-case scenario make this worth reading.
Back cover: In one of the most controversial thrillers of our time, Robin Cook tackels an explosive health care issue that affects us all--the staggering cost of medical research...and the price of human life. how far will doctors go to fund their projects? At a prestigious Florida medical center, brain cancer patients are treated with a one-hundred percent success rate. Sean Murphy, a young medical student, finds it hard to believe. Is it a miracle cure? or the biggest con job in the history of medicine?
How far will doctors go to fund their projects?.......
A plot is uncovered by a scrupulous doctor after a young girl dies when being treated with a supposed miracle-cure for a type of brain cancer. The doctor becomes suspicious when she realizes that all the cured patients have been men from wealthy backgrounds. As she investigates further, she comes across a startling revelation: The patients are actually having cancer administered to them by the hospital, and then being miraculously "cured" by the institution which is in desperate need of funds. The plot continues to thicken in this dark hospital chiller, written by Robin Cook, the author of COMA, VITAL SIGNS and OUTBREAK.
"In this new shocker, the master of the medical gothic creates a monstrous cabal - with a chokehold on mankind's dearest hope and darkest fear." excerpt from cover.
I TOTALLY LOVED THIS BOOK ..IN THE NAME OF 'OLDER' ROBIN COOK'S BOOKS ..THIS IS ONE OF HIS BETTER ONES
Great, intriguing mystery. Really holds your attention.
Not the best in my opinion. Too slow and seemed too repetitive.
I love Robin Cook books, so of course, this one was enjoyed very much.
This book was gave to me and I have not read it, and figured someone else would love to have it.