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Pandemic | Robin Cook
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New York Times-bestselling author Robin Cook takes on the cutting-edge world of gene-modification in this pulse-pounding new medical thriller. When an unidentified, seemingly healthy young woman collapses suddenly on the New York City subway and dies upon reaching the hospital, her case is an eerie reminder for veteran medical examiner Jack Stapleton of the 1918 flu pandemic. Fearful of a repeat on the one hundredth anniversary of the nightmarish contagion, Jack autopsies the woman within hours of her demise and discovers some striking anomalies: first, that she has had a heart transplant, and second, that, against all odds, her DNA matches that of the transplanted heart. Although the facts don't add up to influenza, Jack must race against the clock to identify the woman and determine what kind of virus could wreak such havoc--a task made more urgent when two other victims succumb to a similar rapid death. But nothing makes sense until his investigation leads him into the fascinating realm of CRISPR/CAS9, a gene-editing biotechnology that's captured the imagination of the medical community. . . and the attention of its most unethical members. Drawn into the dark underbelly of the organ transplant market, Jack will come face-to-face with a megalomaniacal businessman willing to risk human lives in order to conquer a lucrative new frontier in medicine--and if Jack's not careful, the next life lost might be his own.
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Jeannineth
Pandemic | Robin Cook
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I always love a good Robin Cook medical thriller. I hope this doesn‘t disappoint.

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reading_rainbow
Pandemic | Robin Cook
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told my husband to surprise me with a book off the shelf when he was at the grocery store and he picked up this one, PANDEMIC 🌡💉 a medical thriller 💀💉💀💉💀 we‘ll see how it goes, sound interesting tho :)

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sk888888
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Just so-so. A solid 2 stars. The characters just got more and more unbelievable, and I wish I had the hours back that I spent listening to this one. I have read more than a few in this series, the earlier ones, and I liked them. This one, not so much.

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executivespooky
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Mehso-so

Underwhelming, not as much infectious disease as you'd expect from the title. More corporate conspiracy than disease fighting. Dialogue was lackluster and the character dynamics were relatively flat. Cook does do a good job of explaining molecular biology & immunology concepts for the layperson, but it read like a textbook at times. This is the first book I've read by him and while I'll give the others a try, I was not impressed with Pandemic.

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Brenda
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I somehow managed to break my ankle the other day,and haven‘t been able to get comfortable to focus on reading,so I snagged this from the library. Not as great as I remember Robin Cook‘s earlier books,but still pretty decent. 🎧📚🤓

MicheleinPhilly Oh no! There‘s something in the water! @valeriegeary Take it easy! 13mo
Brenda @MicheleinPhilly Thanks! 😊 Somebody else told me they‘ve heard of a few friends with similar injuries recently. WTH!! 😂 13mo
MicheleinPhilly My wife broke her ankle 2 years ago this time last year. That was fun. 😕 13mo
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Brenda @MicheleinPhilly It‘s a terrible time to have it happen with the holidays and treacherous walking in snow. 😒 13mo
RaimeyGallant That's awful. Heal soon! 13mo
Brenda @RaimeyGallant Thanks! 😊 13mo
Monica5 Hope it gets better soon 😒 13mo
JennyM Sending you good wishes for a speedy recovery 13mo
Slajaunie I just read a cartoon on Litsy where the character breaks her ankle and is happy because she is laid up and can read all the time. I‘ve never broken anything so I can‘t judge. Hope you feel better soon! 📖📚 13mo
Brenda @Slajaunie I won‘t lie. That did cross my mind. The break is annoying,but I‘m guilt free if I just want to lay about for a while 😂 13mo
Slajaunie 😂 13mo
valeriegeary Crutch buddies? 😄 13mo
Brenda @valeriegeary I‘ve got an air cast. I‘m not good on crutches so I‘m opting for a cane 😖 13mo
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