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Author: Robin Cook
Newly divorced surgeon Dr. Kim Regis is determined to remain a good father to his only son, Selden. On a special night out, Kim takes Seldon to his favorite fast-food restaurant for a feast of burgers and fries. But the good time turns to tragedy: the young boy becomes gravely ill and dies as a result of poisoning by E. coli. bacteria fou...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780425166611
ISBN-10: 0425166619
Publication Date: 2/1/1999
Pages: 432
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 179 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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A horribly researched, factually inaccurate book. I can't remember ever doing this before, but I quit reading it halfway through and actually threw it in the garbage rather than give it to someone else. Don't waste your time.
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A gripping novel about bacterial poisioning.
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You may never eat beef after reading this one. Very informative and also fast moving.
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Very good story.... makes you think twice before biting into that next fast food burger.....
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A story that deals with E coli in the meat supply and how one doctors efforts to find out how it happened and how to correct it. In the meantime he runs into red tape of the government, and the meat industry.
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Really enjoyed this book, although it is very graphic and makes one seriously consider turning vegetarian!
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I liked this story by Robin Cook. It was different from most of his books. It is quite disgusting and frightening to read about the beef industry. It makes me want to become a vegetarian.
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Very interesting yet frightening subject matter. If everything in the book about the food/beef industry is true, it's a wonder people don't get sick more often.

I felt compassion for the characters in the story, but much of what Dr. Reggis did in attempt to expose the culprits seemed incredible. Who would risk their life and narrowly escape a hitman so many times?

Still a good read that I'd recommend.