The Magic Bullet

The Magic Bullet

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by Harry Stein
     
 

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Daniel Logan has the world at his feet. As the most gifted young doctor at New York City's top medical facility, he's been aggressively wooed to join an exclusive, lucrative private practice in the city. Money, celebrity status, and great perks—but Logan turns it all down. For he's more interested in a different kind of fame. Logan wants to help find a cure

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Daniel Logan has the world at his feet. As the most gifted young doctor at New York City's top medical facility, he's been aggressively wooed to join an exclusive, lucrative private practice in the city. Money, celebrity status, and great perks—but Logan turns it all down. For he's more interested in a different kind of fame. Logan wants to help find a cure for cancer, and is accepted into the prestigious American Cancer Institute in Washington, D.C., to do research with some of the best minds in medicine—and also some of the most ruthless, cut-throat scientists, who will stop at nothing to protect their own cancer-combative drug studies.

In The Magic Bullet, Harry Stein brilliantly depicts the brutal, deadly competitive world of the A.C.l, where egomaniacal senior scientists jealously guard their research turf from up-and-coming young doctors like Logan and the other new researchers. When Logan and two of his colleagues unearth a component that may effectively help fight breast cancer, he learns first-hand just how desperate these scientists are. As the doctors at A.C.I. use all their influence to sabotage his research, Logan frantically searches for more information about this wonder drug, the missing piece in the breast cancer puzzle, before the A.C.I. destroys his career. But the show-down between Logan and the A.C.I. has even greater implications—the life of a highly-placed woman in American politics is in jeopardy, and only Logan's compound can help.

The Magic Bullet is a first-rate, gripping medical thriller, filled with fascinating—and terrifying—details about the cold-blooded world of high-stakes cancer research.Harry Stein takes a disturbing look at the ivory tower world of medicine, where hubris, not commitment and compassion, is the rule.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Set in the high-stakes world of cancer research, Stein's medical thriller follows a young doctor whose discovery of a potential cure makes him powerful enemies in the medical establishment. (Apr.)
Library Journal
The highly political world of medical research is the background for this sus-penseful novel by the author of Hoopla (St. Martin's, 1987). Young, bright, and compassionate, Dan Logan is honored to join a prestigious cancer research institute, even though the faculty and senior staff appear to care more about personal gain and prestige than finding a cure. Logan and his partner, the lovely Sabrina Como, believe that they have found a miracle medicine, but when their trials with human patients begin to go terribly wrong, they are dishonored by their colleagues. Has someone sabotaged their research? Stein's picture of the politics and all-too-human messiness of medical research is entertaining. Unfortunately, the reader will become distracted by other characters and issues that are sketched but not resolved; this dilutes the suspense and blunts the climax of the novel. Nevertheless, fans of medical drama will make this a popular choice for most public libraries. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 10/1/94.]-Elsa Pendleton, Boeing Computer Support Svcs., Ridgecrest, Cal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440613893
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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The Magic Bullet 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
dbvaughan More than 1 year ago
Good book... Unable to finish