Fever

Fever

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by Robin Cook
     
 

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Charles Martel is a brilliant cancer researcher who discovers that his own daughter is the victim of leukemia. The cause: a chemical plant conspiracy that not only promises to kill her, but will destroy him as a doctor and a man if he tries to fight it...

"Vivid...believable."-- New York Times Book Review

"Timely...authentic, credible, his bestSee more details below

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Charles Martel is a brilliant cancer researcher who discovers that his own daughter is the victim of leukemia. The cause: a chemical plant conspiracy that not only promises to kill her, but will destroy him as a doctor and a man if he tries to fight it...

"Vivid...believable."-- New York Times Book Review

"Timely...authentic, credible, his best yet."-- Boston Sunday Herald

"A hard-to-put-down, fast-paced thriller...masterful suspense."-- Publishers Weekly

Editorial Reviews

Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
What Dr. Cook is so good at is exploiting the nervousness that many of us feel when faced with needles and men in white coats and brushed-aluminum medical machinery....What's more, Dr. Cook effectively milks our latent paranoia concerning the selfishness of drug companies and the civic irresponsibility of big business. In fact, the story's prejudice here is so effortlessly evoked, it makes you wonder whether a benevolent picture of big business is even possible in fiction any more....I seemed to recall an earlier novel by Dr. Cook -was it ''Coma,'' ''Sphinx,'' or ''Brain,'' or all three of them? -where things don't turn out very well. (In praising Dr. Cook, I never said his fiction isn't forgettable.) But in any case, by the time ''Fever'' began to deteriorate into absolute absurdity, I was having far too good a time to be willing to notice. -- New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451176233
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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