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When Jeremy Ross, a twenty-four-year-old medical student, agrees to help a former girlfriend investigate her father's death, he has no hint of the gauntlet that lies ahead. Soon he's confronting both a powerful conspiracy and the recurrence of a serious medical condition that threatens his self-control. Determined to press on, he follows up on his only lead - a colossal research center in South Carolina called Tucsome. Once inside the facility, he makes two startling discoveries: Tucsome receives billions more in...
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When Jeremy Ross, a twenty-four-year-old medical student, agrees to help a former girlfriend investigate her father's death, he has no hint of the gauntlet that lies ahead. Soon he's confronting both a powerful conspiracy and the recurrence of a serious medical condition that threatens his self-control. Determined to press on, he follows up on his only lead - a colossal research center in South Carolina called Tucsome. Once inside the facility, he makes two startling discoveries: Tucsome receives billions more in government funding than anyone imagines, and its brilliant chief scientist has somehow found a way to crack the genetic code. Amid more revelations and deaths, Ross begins to understand the horrifying implications of what will happen in seventy-two hours. Unless he can stop it. Before he is through, Ross will go up against the government's most elite agents, nature's most formidable obstacles, and science's most daunting mysteries - all with the aid of only one person, the beautiful woman who has reentered his life. At each turn, he will be called on to think his way out of calamity, to draw on the resources of his prodigious mind. And invariably, the solution will emerge. What he doesn't bargain for are the personal demons that rise up and threaten him at the end, presenting him with his greatest - and perhaps insurmountable - challenge.
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Roland Green
In this competently constructed entry in the medical thriller sweepstakes, geneticist Jeremy Ross agrees to help an old girlfriend investigate her father's death. The inquiry leads him to a massive secret research facility in South Carolina, and it does not help Ross (or the yarn he's in) that he possesses a collection of trendy psychological difficulties. Overall, the plot profusely sprouts clues, chases, abductions, mysterious deaths, piteous children-the whole nine yards of the thriller genre. Despite this and the hype HarperCollins plans, the book is generally well done--that is, it certainly keeps one turning pages. Most of its limitations are imposed by genre requirements, and the rest seem to arise from its being a first novel by a clearly gifted but still somewhat awkward writer. Have no doubt, though, that a wide range of thriller fans will thoroughly enjoy it.
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Twenty-seven-year-old Mezrich makes a bid for Grisham-level success with this flimsy thriller featuring a mad scientist bent on creating a master race—though cardboard characters and a predictable plot keep getting in his way.

Jeremy Ross is happily immersed in the chaotic life of a fourth-year medical student at New York City Hospital on the night that Robin Kelly, a former girlfriend when the two were at Dartmouth, drops into the emergency room to ask for his help. Robin—tearful, terrified, yet lovely as ever—confides to Jeremy her suspicion that the recent death of her father, Secretary of Defense Warren T. Walker, was the result of foul play. She wants Jeremy to steal a copy of her father's death certificate and tell her what he thinks. Dazzled by Robin's beauty, the 24-year-old genetics enthusiast performs as asked—and what he finds makes him wonder whether someone could have introduced a deadly virus into Walker's cells. Jeremy's concern—along with evidence that Robin is indeed being threatened with murder—leads him to the Tucsome Project for Genetic Research, a facility funded largely by the Defense Department, and one that Walker was known to have visited. Enlisting as an intern at the Project, Jeremy investigates the recent death of a researcher with whom Walker had had contact; snoops into the secret activities of charismatic lab director and genetics genius Jason Waters; and wonders about the horrifically disabled children under study at the facility's adjoining hospital. It's hardly surprising that Walker's death turns out to have been genetically engineered—but the murder of a government official is only the tip of the iceberg here, as Jeremy learns while fighting his own nightmares and trying to protect his former love.

TV-level melodrama on a big-screen budget.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060173029
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/1996
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.53 (w) x 9.66 (h) x 1.26 (d)

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