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Pandemic / Robin Cook.

Pandemic / Robin Cook.
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ISBN 9781432855314
Author Cook, Robin, 1940- author.
Title Pandemic / Robin Cook.
Edition Large print edition.
Publisher/Date Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.
Pagination etc. 651 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery series
Contents note "Thorndike Press large print core."
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references (page 647)
Summary Note 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.
Subject Virus diseases -- Fiction
Heart -- Transplantation -- Patients -- Fiction
Large print books
Sale of organs, tissues, etc. -- Fiction
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc -- Corrupt practices -- Fiction
Medical examiners (Law) -- Fiction
Genetic engineering -- Fiction
Black marketeers -- Fiction
Heart -- Transplantation -- Fiction
Large type books.
Medical fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Thrillers (Fiction).
Large type books
Medical novels.
Large type books.
Shelf Location LP COOK
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