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Cell 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 MD 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 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 conseuences could be lethal The concept of this book is a very real thing happening today a computerized primary care physician system through your cell phone giving patients access to 247 health care in an attempt to keep people healthier and compliant with their medication regimen in an attempt to control spiraling medical costsWhen a 4th year Radiology Resident in a major Los Angelas Hospital Dr Wilson accidentally discovers that the iDoc system has either been hacked or developed a life terminating glitch things get very complicated for this young physicianThe book got off to a great start but as it proceeds I found the main character to be doing very stupid things which detracted from the excellent storyline and not just once or twiceIn my opinion these foolish acts pulled the story down from what could have been a 5 star ratingI didn't hate the book but rather was disappointed that the main character was weak and that some of the cloak and dagger stuff in developing the plot was a bit unbelievable and over the top While the concept of iDoc is very intriguing this novel belongs in the literary ICU The main character is hopelessly naive throughout the whole story does predictably foolish things doesn't realize he's being played by the charge nurse who is pumping him for information yet we are supposed to believe he had the whole thing figured out in the end Why would he even return to Paula's if he knew what might happen Ridiculous And where is his outrage at the murder of his fiancé It's like he doesn't even care until the last few pages Implausible flat and unsympathetic characters and an abrupt ending leaves the reader hanging and wondering if the author simply got tired of telling the story results in a big fat flatline for Cell What a shame I can't believe it's had so many positive reviews I really like medical thrillers but this one was not the best I did keep reading to the end but there are issues First the author is too preachy and obviously has an agenda I have noticed this in some of his previous novels as well and it is annoying Second George the radiology resident main character is naive and not very believable Third the ending is not satisfying That said I am not sorry I read it but I have read much better This book sort of sneaked snuck oh well up on me I had started The Ark but had laid it aside for a day I picked this one up they're both library books and out for the same amount of time I found myself interested in Cell and finished it before I went back to the other bookSowhat've we got here Why the future And I mean that I suspect we may not be far from the scenario we see in this novel In some ways the way the book effects you may depend at least a little on your age That said I don't see how this won't be one of the most frightening books you've picked up While it's not here yet this one is far from unlikelyWith medicine and medical care skyrocketing in price an ultra modern and very progressive company comes up with a way to give everyone their own personal physician All that's reuired is that a sensor and possibly something be embedded in your body and an app be applied to your cellAnd it works great until of course people begin to dieYou may have read other books by the author Robin Cook is sort of the premier medical thriller writer around I've found some of his books good others not so goodThis is a good one Recommended enjoy

  • Hardcover
  • 402 pages
  • Cell
  • Robin Cook
  • English
  • 06 July 2016
  • 9780399166303

About the Author: Robin Cook

Robin Cook a pseudonym of Robert William Arthur CookDr Robin Cook born May 4 1940 in New York City New York is an American doctor novelist who writes about medicine biotechnology and topics affecting public healthHe is best known for being the author who created the medical thriller genre by combining medical writing with the thriller genre of writing His books have been bestsellers on the New York Times Bestseller List with several at #1 A number of his books have also been featured in Reader's Digest Many were also featured in the Literary Guild Many have been made into motion picturesCook is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Columbia University School of Medicine He finished his postgraduate medical training at Harvard that included general surgery and ophthalmology He divides his time between homes in Florida New Hampshire and Massachusetts where he lives with his wife Jean He is currently on leave from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary He has successfully combined medical fact with fiction to produce a succession of bestselling books Cook's medical thrillers are designed in part to make the public aware of both the technological possibilities of modern medicine and the ensuing ethical conundrumsCook got a taste of the larger world when the Cousteau Society recruited him to run its blood gas lab in the South of France while he was in medical school Intrigued by diving he later called on a connection he made through Jacues Cousteau to become an auanaut with the US Navy Sealab when he was drafted in the 60's During his navy career he served on a nuclear submarine for a seventy five day stay underwater where he wrote his first book 1Cook was a private member of the Woodrow Wilson Center's Board of Trustees appointed to a six year term by the President George W Bush2edit Doctor NovelistDr Cook's profession as a doctor has provided him with ideas and background for many of his novels In each of his novels he strives to write about the issues at the forefront of current medical practiceTo date he has explored issues such as organ donation genetic engineeringfertility treatment medical research funding managed care medical malpractice drug research drug pricing specialty hospitals stem cells and organ transplantation3Dr Cook has been remarked to have an uncanny ability to anticipate national controversy In an interview with DrCook Stephen McDonald talked to him about his novel Shock; Cook admits the timing of Shock was fortuitous I suppose that you could say that it's the most like Coma in that it deals with an issue that everybody seems to be concerned about he says I wrote this book to address the stem cell issue which the public really doesn't know much about Besides entertaining readers my main goal is to get people interested in some of these issues because it's the public that ultimately really should decide which way we ought to go in something as that has enormous potential for treating disease and disability but touches up against the ethically problematic abortion issue4Keeping his lab coat handy helps him turn our fear of doctors into bestsellers I joke that if my books stop selling I can always fall back on brain surgery he says But I am still very interested in being a doctor If I had to do it over again I would still study medicine I think of myself as a doctor who writes rather than a writer who happens to be a doctor After 35 bookshe has come up with a diagnosis to explain why his medical thrillers remain so popular The main reason is we all realize we are at risk We're all going to be patients sometime he says You can write about great white sharks or haunted houses and you can say I'm not going into the ocean or I'm not going in haunted houses but you can't say you're n

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