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Pan Macmillan, Feb 13, 2014 - Fiction - 400 pages
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'The master of the medical thriller' New York Times 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. A new smartphone app is being developed that is far more than a mere reference tool, rather it is a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating patients more efficiently 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 US 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  - nyiper - LibraryThing

As usual, current, exciting, moves right along in story fashion. Not "quite" sure if he is personally really and truly trying to educate the public about "possible government interference," or not ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Doctor and author Robin Cook is widely credited with introducing the word 'medical' to the thriller genre, and over twenty years after the publication of his breakthrough novel, Coma, he continues to dominate the category he created. Robin Cook has successfully combined medical fact with fiction to produce over twenty-seven international bestsellers, including Outbreak (1987), Terminal (1993), Contagion (1996) and most recently Nano (2013).

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