Mortal Fear

Mortal Fear

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by Robin Cook
     
 

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A harrowing medical nightmare on the cutting edge of genetic research, Mortal Fear goes into the controversial future of modern medicine. At a large Boston clinic, a world-class biologist stumbles upon a miraculous discovery, a major scientific breakthrough. Soon, healthy, middle-aged patients are dying of old age. And the ultimate experiment in terror…  See more details below

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A harrowing medical nightmare on the cutting edge of genetic research, Mortal Fear goes into the controversial future of modern medicine. At a large Boston clinic, a world-class biologist stumbles upon a miraculous discovery, a major scientific breakthrough. Soon, healthy, middle-aged patients are dying of old age. And the ultimate experiment in terror begins...

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Richard Fuller
In ''Mortal Fear,'' Dr. Robin Cook once again turns that ostensible house of healing, the hospital, into a slaughterhouse - but he does so, alas, in his typical Dick-and-Jane prose, with the obligatory dangling participle. -- New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101141861
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/1989
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
98,223
File size:
511 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Doctor and author Robin Cook is widely credited with introducing the word “medical” to the thriller genre, and thirty one years after the publication of his breakthrough novel, Coma, he continues to dominate the category he created. Cook has successfully combined medical fact with fantasy to produce a succession of twenty-seven New York Times bestsellers that have been translated into forty languages. To date, they include Outbreak (1987), Mindbend (1988), Mutation (1989), Harmful Intent (1990), Vital Signs (1991), Blindsight (1992), Terminal (1993), Fatal Cure (1994), Acceptable Risk (1995), Contagion (1996), Chromosome 6 (1997), Toxin (1998), Vector (1999), Shock (2001), Seizure (2003), Marker (2005), Crisis (2006), Critical (2007) and Foreign Body (2008).



In each of his novels, Robin Cook strives to elucidate various medical/biotech ethical issues. Dr. Cook says he chose to write thrillers as a way to use entertainment as a method of exposing the public to public policy conundrums such as genetic engineering, medical economics, in vitro fertilization, research funding, managed care, drug research, organ transplantation, stem cell research, concierge medicine, and M.D. owned specialty hospitals.



There have been numerous theatrical movies, television movies, and mini-series made from Robin Cook’s work. In addition to the successful feature film Coma, in December 1993, CBS-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Harmful Intent”; in November 1994 NBC-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Mortal Fear”; in May 1995, NBC-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Virus,” based on Outbreak; in February 1996 NBC-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Terminal”; in 1997 NBC-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Invasion”; and in October 2001 TNT-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Acceptable Risk”.


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4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book kept me in suspense. It had great detail in the deaths of many of the characters. I would recomend this book to anyone. Mortal Fear is the #1 book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read most of Robin Cook's books, and this is another great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Robin does it again. the master of thrillers
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What?