Brain Warp: A Medical Thrillerby Gil Snider
Doctor Peter Branstead’s neurology department at St. Mark’s Hospital in New York’s picturesque Greenwich Village is flooded with a series of critically ill vagrants exhibiting identical symptoms. Confused and agitated upon admission, they rapidly progress into convulsions, cardiac arrest, and death. The deaths are too methodical to be a coincidence,… See more details below
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Doctor Peter Branstead’s neurology department at St. Mark’s Hospital in New York’s picturesque Greenwich Village is flooded with a series of critically ill vagrants exhibiting identical symptoms. Confused and agitated upon admission, they rapidly progress into convulsions, cardiac arrest, and death. The deaths are too methodical to be a coincidence, but how—and why—are they being killed? Peter’s investigation leads him into a dark underworld of international intrigue and into the center of a plot to destroy the president of the Ukraine, Anatoly Labrinska. Peter learns that his patients have been given a mysterious drug that is also being administered to President Labrinska. But tracking Peter’s every move is a savage Ukranian Mafia killer—an assassin so ruthless that the most vicious criminals on two continents live in fear of his wrath. With the political stability of Europe hanging in the balance and the lives of those he loves in jeopardy, Peter desperately works to foil the plot and escape with his life.
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Peter Branstead, the intelligent neurology doctor at Saint Mark's hospital, has stumbled into a medical mystery never before seen in the medical profession. Vagrants from the local area have flooded into the emergency room of Saint Mark's. All of them with the same symptoms and all of them end with the same result - death. But what is causing these symptoms and why can't the doctors save these patients? As Peter investigate this mystery he discovers that everything is not as it seems. In fact it goes well beyond the simple virus or outbreak. Each patient did not simply die, they were murdered. Why? Little does Peter know but the closer he gets to the answer the closer he gets to extreme danger. There are people in the world who would do anything for power and Peter is about to meet them. "Brain Warp" is a medical mystery that travels across the globe and back again. The deeper Peter digs the higher the stakes get. The individuals behind this horrible plan know of Peter, his fiancé and their investigation. To stop their snooping they have called upon the Scorpion, the most ruthless individual known to the Ukrainian underworld. The mafia themselves fear this individual. What they don't know is Peter has friends.but is it enough to stop these people and avoid the Scorpion? From the first word, Gil Snider delivers a fast pace, mystery thriller that will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last. With each passing page, it is virtually impossible not to encourage Peter to keep digging but be careful and solve this crime. The more you read the more you feel the tension building as all the characters you care about find themselves in peril. The strength of "Brain Warp" lies in the story structure, crisp plot and believability. With medical terminology to support the plot it lends to the credibility of the story which adds depth in a real world scenario. The characters capture your attention quickly and never let go until the end. Author Gil Snider's novel is a true medical mystery and thriller in every sense of the word. Think House but in the form of a book. I highly recommend "Brain Warp" for anyone who enjoys edge of your seat suspense, intrigue, crime and mystery.
This new author knows how to keep the interest of his readers from the beginning to the end of this medical/political thriller.My heart was beating so fast.I had to remind myself that this was not real,It was a story. Hopefully, we will see future books from him.
This book kept my interest throughout. Chilling villains. Medically accurate and interesting. Nifty political intrigue.
Dr, Snider does an excellent job combining medical knowledge and fantasy. This book kept me from wanting to put it down. I finished it in a night! Waiting for the movie!
Dr. Snider has done a wonderful job of mixing international intrigue and accurate medical detail, and manages to do so in a fast-paced and extremely readable fashion -- no mean feat! This book passes the test of not wanting to put it down until you've finished it. Do yourself and/or a friend a favor this holiday season and treat yourselves to a copy of Brain Warp.
Brain Warp by far excedes anything I have read in the past couple years. The book's plot was far from boring, and kept my attention the entire time I was reading it. The characters are developed so much that you actually feel emotions for them at each turn of the page. If you want an absolutely brilliant book to read, choose this one.
On my mom's reccomendation (I am a high school senior), I picked up Brain Warp. I started reading, and I honestly could not put it down. Well written, very good characters, and a nice mix of medicine and politics. I strongly reccomend people buy this book. It's an excellent read.
Despite the fact that the frequent slicing of flesh in this book left me wondering if Dr. Snider was a neurosurgeon and not a neurologist, I could not put the book down. It was well-written with an intriguing plot.