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Foreign body by Robin Cook

Foreign body (edition 2008)

by Robin Cook

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Title:Foreign body
Authors:Robin Cook
Info:New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2008
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The medical tourism industry in India is booming, suddenly there is a rash of elective surgery patient deaths and something seems amiss.

The plot is reasonable however the end was unfortunately rather abrupt and didn't really address the India subplots which I found disappointing. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Mar 10, 2017 |
Robin Cook's books are always medically informative. The people dying with no known medicl problem in their history for the problem they died of comes down to conspiracy. People from US and other countries would go to India to have medical treatment a lot cheaper than they could anywhere else. Until there coruption was figured out by Laurie and Jack who were determined to get to the bottom of it all......

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  Juan-banjo | May 31, 2016 |
I love Robin Cook and this book did NOT disappoint me.
A series of unexplained deaths in foreign hospitals sends an UCLA medical student on a desperate search for answers, in this chilling tale from the master of the medical thriller .
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  ChildofGod | Dec 11, 2015 |
although to me it wasn't his best book it is still differently worth reading if you are a Robin Cook fan.once again he keeps you interested from the beginning to the end. good to see regular characters jack and laurie feature in the book but not as the main ones ( )
  cbloky | May 17, 2015 |
One of his best in my opinion. ( )
  SenoraG163 | Sep 10, 2011 |
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If one thinks of oneself as free, one is free, and if one thinks of oneself as bound, one is bound. Here this saying is true, "Thinking makes it so." -- Ashtavakra Gita, 1:11, translated by John Richards
This book is dedicated to Samarth Gautam, in hopes that his generation and the previous will live in respectful harmony. Have a great life, little guy!
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Only those long-term residents of Dehli who were extraordinarily sensitive to the vicissitudes of the city's traffic patterns could tell that rush hour had peaked and was now on the downward slope. The cacophony of horns, sirens, and screeches seemed undiminished to the tortured, untrained ear. The crush appeared unabated. There were gaudily painted trucks; buses with as many riders clinging precariously to the outside and on the roof as were inside; autos, ranging from hulking Mercedes to diminutive Marutis; throngs of black-and-yellow taxis; auto rickshaws; various motorcycles and scooters, many carrying entire families; and swarms of black, aged bicycles. Thousands of pedestrians wove in and out of the stop-and-go traffic, while hordes of dirty children dressed in rags thrust soiled hands into open windows in search of a few coins. Cows, dogs, and packs of wild monkeys wandered through the streets. Over all hung a smothering blanket of dust, smog, and general haze.
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In this chilling new novel from the one and only Robin Cook, New York City medical examiners Laurie Montgomery and Jack Stapleton rush to India to help a UCLA student investigating medical tourism-and a sinister global conspiracy.

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A series of unexplained deaths in foreign hospitals sends Jennifer Hernandez, an idealistic UCLA medical student, on a desperate search for answers about her grandmother's sudden death. With the discovery of other unexplained deaths followed by hasty cremations, Jennifer reaches out to her mentor, New York City medical examiner Dr. Laurie Montgomery, who has her own deep connection to Jennifer's grandmother.… (more)

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