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Posted November 26, 2007
Joshua Spanogle¿s first novel, Isolation Ward, is superb! It is a ¿can¿t put it down book.¿ It is a very well written, fast paced, intriguing medical suspense book. I thought that it could have been a fluke, being that it was a first novel, but after reading Flawless, it most definitely is the work of a brilliant author. I would recommend these book¿s to anyone who enjoys medical suspense/thriller books. I will not bore you with details describing the plot of these books that you can read from the publishers review. I will leave the intrigue, twists and turns for you, so that you can enjoy the way Joshua Spangle mixes biotech, murder, suspense, intrigue, gore and his personal life, which is in such a bad state of affairs, it could be a daytime soap opera. He is another Michael Chrichton. I can¿t wait for his next novel.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
After suffering burn out from his horrifying cases made more difficult by political hacks insisting on ¿correcting¿ the findings, medical detective Dr. Nate McCormick left the Epidemic Intelligence Service of CDC. Although last year he even got fifteen minutes of fame over the Chimeragen incident (see ISOLATION WARD), he needs a fresh start so he goes to San Francisco to be with his girlfriend Dr. Brooke Michaels. Biotech researcher Paul Murphy, whom Nate has not seen in a decade, meets with him and acts paranoid. He wants to tell Nate something that is sensitive, but keeps putting it off until Nate finds him dead. He is horrified in spite of seeing disease dissolve tissues and drowning in one¿s blood. Paul¿s ears are sliced off his eyes and tongue ripped out. His wife dies in spite of Nate¿s efforts to save her and their two kids are dead. Although he knows Brooke who is already angry with him will be outraged, Nate obsesses over knowing why not understanding even with his CDC experience the billion dollar industry prefers silence when it comes to the mayhem of medical murder. --- In site of his gallows humor that feels out of place, Nate makes this bloody medical thriller work (avoid eating while reading) as he already is over the edge even before he finds the home invasion murders of the Murphy family, but at a risk to himself and Brooke, he needs to know the truth. The story line is fast-paced as the beleaguered hero runs the lethal gamut of the vast affluent medical universe where truth needs manipulating. Although at times the exciting story line seems over the top, fans of sub-genre greats like Robin Cook will appreciate this entertaining look Joshua Spanogle provides a deep look at the ¿Sicko¿ conspiracy in which murder is an acceptable cure when it comes to protecting special interest billions. --- Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 6, 2011
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