CHROMOSOME 6 BY ROBIN COOK

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This medical thriller is the third book in the Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery series and the first med thriller I ever read. Released in 1997 this book probes the issue of genetic modification and cloning.

 

STUFF ON THE BACKCOVER SAYS

Chromosome 6 is a prophetic thriller that challenges the medical ethics of genetic manipulation and cloning in the jungles of equatorial Africa, where one mistake could bridge the gap between man and ape–and forever change the genetic map of our existence.

 

PLOT IN SHORT

Cook develops two parallel and intersecting plots about scientists in Equatorial Guinea who are  exploring the ethics of genetic engineering and medical examiners in New York who are  working on to determine the cause of death of a mysterious mobster. A liver and a all expense paid trip (courtesy Dr Jack Stapleton) brings these two plots together leading to its climax.

 

THE GOOD

Fast paced.

This book will make you think.

Adventurous plot line.

Great read for medicos.

 

THE BAD

The part where a doctor flies all his friends to a African country for research just like that seems unreal.

The end leaves a lot of characters stories unfinished.

Lot of medical and technical terms.

MY THOUGHTS

This face paced thriller is one of my personal all time favourites. I like the idea of an adventurous doctor fighting unethical baddies. A great read for all those in healthcare industry and the lovers of medical fiction.

 

MY RATINGS

4.8/5

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