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The explosive new thriller from New York Times–bestselling author and master of the medical thriller, Robin Cook.
Lynn Peirce, a fourth-year medical student at South Carolina’s Mason-Dixon University, thinks she has her life figured out. But when her otherwise healthy boyfriend, Carl, enters the hospital for routine surgery, her neatly ordered life is thrown into total chaos. Carl fails to return to consciousness after the procedure, and an MRI confirms brain death.
Devastated by Carl’s condition, Lynn searches for answers. Convinced there’s more to the story than what the authorities are willing to reveal, Lynn uses all her resources at Mason-Dixon—including her initially reluctant lab partner, Michael Pender—to hunt down evidence of medical error or malpractice.
What she uncovers, however, is far more disturbing. Hospitals associated with Middleton Healthcare, including the Mason-Dixon Medical Center, have unnervingly high rates of unexplained anesthetic complications and patients contracting serious and terminal illness in the wake of routine hospital admissions.
When Lynn and Michael begin to receive death threats, they know they’re into something bigger than either of them anticipated. They soon enter a desperate race against time for answers before shadowy forces behind Middleton Healthcare and their partner, Sidereal Pharmaceuticals, can put a stop to their efforts once and for all.
From the Hardcover edition.
From Publishers Weekly
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Don't waste your $
This was agonizing to try to finish. In fact, I never made it to the very end.
Robin Cook - proving anything can sell
Robin Cook has always been close to sophomoric and has managed to write the same book a dozen times with each version paler than the last. With his latest "Host" the unthinkable has occurred - it's worse! The doggerel in this nonsense tome is stupefying, even for Cook. With an uncanny ability to continually underwhelm and create characters as one dimensional as a chalk line Cook has managed to massage page after page with hackneyed dialogue, ludicrous plot lines, impossible science and protagonist vs antagonists that make Boris B and Natasha take on mammoth literary strength by comparison. This has got to be a joke - on all of us...
Ok read. Same premise as Coma.