Flashblind [NOOK Book]

Overview

"A nonstop, suspenseful medical thriller that will keep you guessing from start to finish . . . This is certainly one book you won't be able to put down."
-New York Times #1 Bestselling Author, Dr. Michael Moreno

TALK ABOUT BAD BLOOD.

Dr. Jake Holden always knew his family tree had some bad genetic roots. His brother Sean was born with a rare genetic disease known as Xeroderma Pigmentosa (or XP), a disorder that ravages the body's ability ...
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Flashblind

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Overview

"A nonstop, suspenseful medical thriller that will keep you guessing from start to finish . . . This is certainly one book you won't be able to put down."
-New York Times #1 Bestselling Author, Dr. Michael Moreno

TALK ABOUT BAD BLOOD.

Dr. Jake Holden always knew his family tree had some bad genetic roots. His brother Sean was born with a rare genetic disease known as Xeroderma Pigmentosa (or XP), a disorder that ravages the body's ability to heal. The whole scientific world is trying to map this genetic disorder, hoping to find not only a cure for XP, but a way to reverse every single form of cellular deterioration--including cancer, and even aging itself.

A profound geneticist, Jake relocates to his hometown in New Mexico to further his research for an XP cure at the renowned Los Alamos National Lab, made famous for its involvement in the Manhattan Project of the forties. On his almost immediate arrival, Jake is swept up into a world of greed, ambition, and secrecy as he finds himself in a race to possess the genetic fountain of youth. But the more he tries to save his family's future, the more he learns how intrinsically tied his family is to the laboratory's dark and infamous past. With every corner closing in around him, Jake finds himself on the verge of possessing the Holy Grail of the medical community: the ability to rewrite the very DNA of mankind.
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Editorial Reviews

Dr. Michael Moreno
"A nonstop, suspenseful medical thriller that will keep you guessing from start to finish . . . This is certainly one book you won't be able to put down."
-New York Times #1 Bestselling Author, Dr. Michael Moreno
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014177450
  • Publisher: ZOVA Books
  • Publication date: 3/30/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 573,956
  • File size: 461 KB

Meet the Author

Although it is 10 p.m., and Paul Bernstein, M.D., has spent four hours in surgery at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Diego, his evening is not over. Bernstein will go home, sit down at his computer, and spend the next two hours working on his latest novel.

This is just a glimpse of the energy and dedication this graduate of UCSD School of Medicine pours into his twin passions: providing the best possible care for his patients as Kaiser's San Diego Medical Director, and sharing great stories through his fiction.

These passions came together last fall when Bernstein published Courage to Heal, a historical novel telling the true story of Dr. Sidney Garfield, who along with industrialist Henry Kaiser, forever changed American medicine.

Bernstein's love of history--he's the founder of the Kaiser Permanente Historical Society--also fueled his desire to tell Garfield's story. In fact, Bernstein was actually a history major when he attended UCLA, but eventually chose a medical career after being accepted by UCSD.

Bernstein began writing fiction a decade ago. After years of taking classes, joining writers' groups and spending countless hours at his craft, Bernstein's "Courage to Heal" was published last fall to strong reviews and several awards, including winning in the San Diego Book Awards, the New England Book Festival, and the London Book Festival.

Flashblind, Bernstein's latest medical thriller, exposes one of the greatest government conspiracies of our time. Is it a coincidence that the two most significant scientific races, namely, the development of the atomic bomb and the sequencing of the genetic code both took place in Los Alamos, New Mexico? Based on the Proceedings from the Freedom of Information Act, Flashblind uncovers government sponsored human radiation experiments, using humans as guinea pigs.

In Flashblind, Jake Holden, a world class geneticist, has less than a month to complete his life's goal to find the gene responsible for his brother's rare genetic disorder, a gene that controls our body's ability to repair itself and provides the key for the cure for cancer. Bernstein again weaves fact and fiction in a way that will engage and challenge the reader.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Great story, lots of action.

    Couldn't put it down. Enjoyed reading it and learned a lot too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    Amazing book!

    Amazing book!

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