Chromosome 6 (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 1, 1998 - Fiction - 480 pages
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Behind the headlines on cloning--Dr. Robin Cook blends fact with fiction in one of his most terrifying bestsellers...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...


  

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Interesting bio-genetic discussion within a good plot. - Goodreads
The ending was very abrupt. - Goodreads
An interesting premise and worth a read. - Goodreads
Enjoyable read with an interesting premise. - Goodreads
This did have an amazing ending. - Goodreads
Laurie's constant remembrances add nothing to the plot. - Goodreads

Review: Chromosome 6 (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery #3)

User Review  - Anil Swarup - Goodreads

Typical offering from Robin Cook. The story gathers pace and reaches crescendo as it approaches the climax. However, unlike his many other books, this one has no suspense. However, he does manage to ... Read full review

Review: Chromosome 6 (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery #3)

User Review  - Sacha - Goodreads

All in all it was an enjoyable read and and interesting subject matter. There weren't really any dull or boring passages, the way a thriller should be. The details about the science involved were ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
CHAPTER 18
CHAPTER 19
CHAPTER 20

CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 21
CHAPTER 22
CHAPTER 23
EPILOGUE
GLOSSARY

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About the author (1998)

Doctor and author Robin Cook is widely credited with introducing the word “medical” to the thriller genre, and thirty one years after the publication of his breakthrough novel, Coma, he continues to dominate the category he created. Cook has successfully combined medical fact with fantasy to produce a succession of twenty-seven New York Times bestsellers that have been translated into forty languages. To date, they include Outbreak (1987), Mindbend (1988), Mutation (1989), Harmful Intent (1990), Vital Signs (1991), Blindsight (1992), Terminal (1993), Fatal Cure (1994), Acceptable Risk (1995), Contagion (1996), Chromosome 6 (1997), Toxin (1998), Vector (1999), Shock (2001), Seizure (2003), Marker (2005), Crisis (2006), Critical (2007) and Foreign Body (2008).

In each of his novels, Robin Cook strives to elucidate various medical/biotech ethical issues. Dr. Cook says he chose to write thrillers as a way to use entertainment as a method of exposing the public to public policy conundrums such as genetic engineering, medical economics, in vitro fertilization, research funding, managed care, drug research, organ transplantation, stem cell research, concierge medicine, and M.D. owned specialty hospitals.

There have been numerous theatrical movies, television movies, and mini-series made from Robin Cook’s work. In addition to the successful feature film Coma, in December 1993, CBS-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Harmful Intent”; in November 1994 NBC-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Mortal Fear”; in May 1995, NBC-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Virus,” based on Outbreak; in February 1996 NBC-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Terminal”; in 1997 NBC-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Invasion”; and in October 2001 TNT-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Acceptable Risk”.

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