The Resource Pandemic, Robin Cook

Pandemic, Robin Cook

Label
Pandemic
Title
Pandemic
Statement of responsibility
Robin Cook
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
When a heart-transplant recipient abruptly dies under suspicious circumstances, veteran medical examiner Jack Stapleton follows leads to a gene-editing biotechnology and the unethical requirements of a megalomaniacal businessman
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10745337
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Robin
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery series
Series volume
0011
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Influenza
  • Heart
  • Sale of organs, tissues, etc.
  • Virus diseases
  • Death
  • Medical fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Pandemic, Robin Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063917472
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
386 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780525535331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1042115527
Label
Pandemic, Robin Cook
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063917472
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
386 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780525535331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1042115527

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