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by Cook, Robin

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Overview

TitlePandemic
Author / Responsible partyCook, Robin
CollectionFiction
GenreSuspense stories.
TopicsSuspense stories. Virus diseases -- Fiction. Sale of organs, tissues, etc -- Fiction. Influenza -- Fiction. Heart -- Transplantation -- Patients -- Fiction.
RestrictionsYes
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.
Published2020

Summary

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.

Additional Information

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System control numberS15311
Original Print PublisherLondon, England : Macmillan, 2018.
Series statementBook 11 of the "Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery series"
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 11 of the "Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery series"
NarratorGeorge Guidall
Narrator NameGeorge Guidall
Participant or performer noteGeorge Guidall
Narrators GenderMale narrator