The Resource Pandemic, Robin Cook

Pandemic, Robin Cook

Label
Pandemic
Title
Pandemic
Statement of responsibility
Robin Cook
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "New York Times bestselling author Robin Cook takes on the cutting-edge world of gene modification in this pulse-pounding new medical thriller. When an unidentified, seemingly healthy young woman collapses suddenly on the New York City subway and dies upon reaching the hospital, her case is an eerie reminder for veteran medical examiner Jack Stapleton of the 1918 flu pandemic. Fearful of a repeat on the one hundredth anniversary of the nightmarish contagion, Jack autopsies the woman within hours of her demise and discovers some striking anomalies: first, that she has had a heart transplant, and second, that, against all odds, her DNA matches that of the transplanted heart. Although the facts don't add up to influenza, Jack must race against the clock to identify the woman and determine what kind of virus could wreak such havoc a task made more urgent when two other victims succumb to a similar rapid death. But nothing makes sense until his investigation leads him into the fascinating realm of CRISPR/CAS9, a gene editing biotechnology that's captured the imagination of the medical community. and the attention of its most unethical members. Drawn into the dark underbelly of the organ transplant market, Jack will come face-to-face with a megalomaniacal businessman willing to risk human lives in order to conquer a lucrative new frontier in medicine and if Jack's not careful, the next life lost might be his own. "--
  • After a young, seemingly healthy woman collapses on the NYC subway and dies by the time she reaches the hospital, her case is initially chalked up to a virulent strain of influenza. During the autopsy, Dr. Jack Stapleton discovers that the young woman has had a heart transplant... and her DNA matches that of the transplanted heart. When two more incidences of young people with this same sudden and rapid illness follow, Jack fears that a pandemic is eminent, but knows something is off. During his search Jack unveils the dark underbelly of the organ-transplant market, using organs and cells from chimeric pigs. -- adapted from publisher info
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Robin
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O5545
LC item number
P36 2018b
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Influenza
  • Death
  • Medical examiners (Law)
  • Heart
  • Sale of organs, tissues, etc.
  • Large type books
  • Large type books
  • Medical fiction
  • Genetic engineering
  • Black marketeers
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
Label
Pandemic, Robin Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Sequel to: Cure
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (page 647)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
651 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432855314
Lccn
2018050974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1060185955
  • 1737623
  • (OCoLC)on1060185955
Label
Pandemic, Robin Cook
Publication
Copyright
Note
Sequel to: Cure
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (page 647)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
651 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432855314
Lccn
2018050974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1060185955
  • 1737623
  • (OCoLC)on1060185955

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