The Resource Pandemic, Robin Cook

Pandemic, Robin Cook

Label
Pandemic
Title
Pandemic
Statement of responsibility
Robin Cook
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After a young, seemingly healthy woman collapses suddenly on the NYC subway and dies by the time she reaches the hospital, her case is initially chalked up to a virulent strain of influenza. That is, until she ends up on Dr. Jack Stapleton's autopsy table, where Jack discovers something eerily fishy: First, that the young woman has had a heart transplant, and second, that her DNA matches that of the transplanted heart. Strangely, two more incidences of young people with this same sudden and rapid illness follow, and Jack fears that this could be the start of an unprecedented pandemic. But the facts aren't adding up. Something is off about these cases, something creepy, and only Jack can figure it out before it's too late. Thus begins a race against time, during which Jack unveils the dark underbelly of the organ-transplant market. His name is Bui Zhao, a businessman and hospital board member who has been cheating the system by using organs and cells from chimeric pigs, via the gene-editing biotechnology CRISPER/CAS9, which allows pig genes to be inserted into living human cells. In a climactic mortal showdown, Jack must face Zhao, the megalomaniac willing to risk the fate of the world to pursue his commercial interests, if he wants to save the future of medicine
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Robin
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O5545
LC item number
P36 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stapleton, Jack (Fictitious character)
  • Medical examiners (Law)
  • Influenza
  • Heart
  • Sale of organs, tissues, etc.
  • Genetic engineering
  • Businessmen
Target audience
adult
Label
Pandemic, Robin Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780525535331
Lccn
2018038076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1030215935
  • (OCoLC)1030215935
Label
Pandemic, Robin Cook
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780525535331
Lccn
2018038076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1030215935
  • (OCoLC)1030215935

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