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Chromosome 6 (Jack Stapleton Series #3)
     

Chromosome 6 (Jack Stapleton Series #3)

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by Robin Cook
 

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Behind the headlines on cloning--Dr. Robin Cook blends fact with fiction in one of his most terrifying bestsellers...

Chromosome 6 is a prophetic thriller that challenges the medical ethics of genetic manipulation and cloning in the jungles of equatorial Africa, where one mistake could bridge the gap between man and ape--and forever change the

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Behind the headlines on cloning--Dr. Robin Cook blends fact with fiction in one of his most terrifying bestsellers...

Chromosome 6 is a prophetic thriller that challenges the medical ethics of genetic manipulation and cloning in the jungles of equatorial Africa, where one mistake could bridge the gap between man and ape--and forever change the genetic map of our existence...

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Library Journal
The ever-popular and prolific Cook (Fatal Cure, Audio Reviews, LJ 9/15/94) sets his latest medical thriller in Equatorial Guinea, Africa. Dr. Kevin Marshall worries that he has traded his ethics for a gleaming futuristic lab. Meanwhile, stateside, Dr. Jack Stapleton, a forensic pathologist, is deeply troubled by an unidentified body that is missing various parts. Jack and his colleague, Laurie, identify the corpse as that of a Mafia kingpin, and their investigation leads them to Africa. Narrator Boyd Gaines is superb. The producer, however, would do well to abandon the tiresome and distracting sound effects that serve only to lend an old-time radio feel to the production. Missing are end-of-side cues prompting listeners to flip or change tapes. For popular fiction collections.Terrill Persky, Naperville, Ill.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101190548
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/1998
Series:
Jack Stapleton Series , #3
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
96,523
File size:
481 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Robin Cook, M.D., is the author of more than thirty books and is credited with popularizing the medical thriller with his wildly successful first novel, Coma. He divides his time among Florida, New Hampshire, and Boston. His most recent novels include Host, Cell, and Nano.

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Chromosome 6 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Andrea McGlynn More than 1 year ago
It's a good book but every time you start to get involved with it, it jumps to a new location. I found it a very frustrating read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one of the best books ive ever read. A fascinating page turner you cant put down. Really gets you thinking.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chromosome 6 is a fascinating romp through the ethics of genetic engineering. Apes genetically altered to suit human organ transplants develop fascinating side-effects... a mind-bending concept and an eye-opener to the ethics of genetic engineering. Cook uses the science fiction aspect as a stage for a mystery-style plot involving underground business and the New York mafia. Those readers looking for more science than story may be disappointed... the genetic mutation of the apes is developed somewhat less than the mafia interest and the search for the underground genetics company. Otherwise, a captivating and thought-provoking novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While once again writing on the cutting edge of technology, Cook misses the mark this time. The novel evokes memories of Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta, but Cornwell shows much better execution. It seemed as though Cook had material left over from other novels and just wanted the pay-check. A shame, considering previous novels.
bmamca36 More than 1 year ago
This was a fast paced book and extremely enjoyable. The plot and characters were terrific. The only bad part was the ending. Left way too many lose ends. Never found out what happened to the main characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Along with the characters the reader is able to live through the many challenges involved with a morgue enviroment. It's very well paced and it gives you a good thrill as it builds and develops, I enjoyed it very much.
The_hibernators More than 1 year ago
In this fast-paced medical thriller, Cook develops two parallel and intersecting plots about scientists in Equatorial Guinea who are frantically exploring the ethics of genetic engineering, and medical examiners in New York who are stubbornly (and against all odds) determining the cause of death of a mysterious mobster-corpse. I found Cook¿s characters well-developed, his plot original, and his narrative both humorous and suspenseful. Although I am generally not a fan of authors who reuse characters (how often can once-in-a-lifetime adventures happen to one medical examiner?), I loved this book and recommend it to any fan of medical suspense. So far, this is my favorite Robin Cook book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alirght.....so, you feel more comfortable identifying as a guy, cool. You like guys still, cool. You call this being h<_>omosexual? If you originally began as a girl......and like guys.....that's normal, so why is it g<_>ay if you like dudes? You still have feminine qualities in your story so.....makes sense you would identify as a guy, but still be straight because of the feminine body and qualities you still have. Oh well, l hate trying to logic this out.
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God is watching you girl!
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