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Penguin Group USA, 2014 - Fiction - 402 pages
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The New York Times–bestselling author and master of the medical thriller returns with a top-notch fusion of groundbreaking medical science and edge-of-your-seat suspense.
 
George Wilson, M.D., a radiology resident in Los Angeles, is about to enter a profession on the brink of an enormous paradigm shift, foreshadowing a vastly different role for doctors everywhere. The smartphone is poised to take on a new role in medicine, no longer as a mere medical app but rather as a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating even better than the real thing. It is called iDoc.

George’s initial collision with this incredible innovation is devastating. He awakens one morning to find his fiancée dead in bed alongside him, not long after she participated in an iDoc beta test. Then several of his patients die after undergoing imaging procedures. All of them had been part of the same beta test.

Is it possible that iDoc is being subverted by hackers—and that the U.S. government is involved in a cover-up? Despite threats to both his career and his freedom, George relentlessly seeks the truth, knowing that if he’s right, the consequences could be lethal.

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User Review  - Scott R. DiMarco - Book Verdict

Cook (Coma) is back with another medical thriller. When Dr. George Wilson, a radiology resident at a big L.A. hospital, takes a short break to attend an investors' meeting of an old classmate's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jerry P. Miller - Book Verdict

In Nano, Cook's microrobots ingested viruses In his new medical technothiller, researchers are beta-testing iDoc, a customizable, diagnostic smartphone application aimed at replacing primary care ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Dr. Robin Cook is the author of thirty previous books, most recently Nano, and is credited with popularizing the medical thriller with his wildly successful first novel, Coma. He divides his time between Boston and Florida. His most recent bestsellers include Death Benefit, Cure, and Intervention.

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