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.
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.
Medical thriller about the dangers of the American meat industry and bacterial contamination such as E. coli. This thriller hits such a controversial issue head-on with a no-holds-barred approach. A good, scary read
You may never eat meat again. ;)
As usual for Robin Cook, I had a difficult time putting this book down. It grabs your attention and keeps it all the way until the last page.
Really enjoyed this book, although it is very graphic and makes one seriously consider turning vegetarian!
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.
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.
Just how safe is America's meat supply? When a doctor's daughter becomes infected with E. coli, the widespread dangers of bacterial contamination are no longer a subject for debate but a grim reality. In desperation, he is forced to follow a trail of ignorance and corruption from the tangled red-tape of teh medical community to the highest levels of the powerful meat industry. An eye-opening thriller.
Just how safe is America's meat supply? Recent health scares and new public awareness have made this one of today's most controversial subject - and the basis of this most startling and important novel. When a doctor's daughter becomes infected with E.coli, the widespread dangers of bacterial contamination are no longer a subject for debate, but a grim reality. In desperation, he is forced to follow the trail of ignorance and corruption from the tangled red-tape of the medical community to the highest levels of the powerful meat industry. It is an eye-opening thriller that every American should read.
This book is a grim, shocking tale of contamination in the meat industry. It is probably the most socially significant novel I have ever read. It really opened my eyes. Unfortunately, it will probably be a long time before I will get up the courage to eat another hamburger.
decent robin cook. dissatisfying ending, though.
Cook writes good medical thrillers and this one was no exception. Page turning and leaves you thinking!
You'll consider going vegan after reading this book. Thought provoking.
it is the usual suspencful writing by Cook
Excellent review of the meat packing industry. You will never eat a fast food hamburger again! I haven't!
Coruption and ignorance at the top of the meat supply companies are responsible for an outbreak of e-coli. Mix of medicine and suspense.
Recent health scares have made everyone aware that our meat supply my not be safe. A doctor's daughter becomes infected with E. coli, he is forced to follow a trail of ignorance and corruption from the tangled red-tape of the medical community to the highest levels of the powerful meat industry. This is an eye opening thriller that every American should read.
DEALS WITH THE SAFETY OF AMERICA'S MEAT SUPPLY, YOU WON'T ENJOY STEAK THE SAME AFTER READING THIS BOOK!
One of the first books like it. A doctor fights against the system to trac down the source of bacterial contamination.
Definitely makes you reconsider running out for a burger and fries!! I always like a mystery with emphasis on the medical field. This one is all of that as well as a fascinating look into today's beef industry.
Loved this book. Bacterial contamination by Dr. Robin Cook, grad of Columbia University Medical School & post grad training at Harvard...nobody could tell this tale better..also author of Chromosome 6 & Contagion & others.
I really enjoyed reading this book.
Typical Cook, always a good read
If you like medical thrillers this is one of the best
I almost gave up meat when I read this.
How safe is the meat supply? Read this book and see... A controversial subject.. When a doctor's daughter becomes infected with E. coli, the widespread bacterial contamination is no longer a basis for debate, but a grim reality. In this time of bird flu and other bacterial infection, everyone will sit at the edge of their seats when they eat the next meat meal..
Just how safe is America's meat supply? Recent health scares and new public awareness have made this one of today's most controversial subjects---and the basis of Robin Cook's most startling, and important, novel. When a doctor's daughter becomes infected with E. coli, the widespread dangers of bacterial contamination are no longer a subject for debate, but a grim reality.
Just when you thought it was safe to eat a hamburger again, Robin Cook--master of medical mysteries, deadly epidemics, and creepy comas--returns with an all too likely villain drawn right from current headlines: the American meat industry. If you've ever wondered where the E. coli bacteria comes from, and exactly how it can ravage the human body, destroying everything in its path, this is the book for you. As usual, Cook delivers solid information, well-researched medical arcana, and a scathing indictment of managed health care.
His protagonist, Kim Regis, is an all-too-typical ego-driven surgeon, whose arrogance and invulnerability set him up to be brought low by the deadly toxin that takes the life of his young daughter. Sparing no time and barely a paragraph to reflect on his loss, Regis goes right after the culprit, a meat-packing behemoth that brings dead and diseased animals to the slaughterhouse, breaking every health regulation in the book. The scenes set on the killing floor and in the boning rooms will make a vegetarian out of the most confirmed red-meat eater. Toxin is a heart-pounding thriller that hits very close to home.
This book is a little shelf-worn along the edges, but is in overall good condition.