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The Mercy Men (1968)

by Alan E. Nourse

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HE HUNTED HORROR THROUGH A MANIAC WORLD!Jeffrey Meyer had a killing on his mind. It meant nothing to him that his towering Twenty-first Century world was going mad. He shouldered aside the rising tide of narcotics-mania, the gambling fever, the insatiable lust for the irrational. Jeff had his own all-consuming obsession--Paul Conroe must die!After a five-year frenzied chase, Jeff had his victim cornered; he'd driven him into the last hideaway of the world's most desperate men--the sealed vaults of the human-vivisectionists. And Jeff knew that to reach his final horrible objective, he must offer himself also as a guinea pig for the secret experiments of the world's most feared physicians!… (more)
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This is a fun, fast read that you can easily digest on a two-hour flight. It's limited only by Nourse's outrageously inept supporting characters. Nourse is an extraordinary tale-teller, with an incisively intelligent imagination, but he nearly completely ignored the instillation of even the barest of common sense in the story's peripheral characters, shaving a star from my rating. While these personages are colorful, they do really dumb things; do you mean to tell me that in 2100 any halfway-conniving schmuck can get into top secret, classified info at the world's most prestigious teaching hospital? Yeah. It's stuff like that that throws a minor damper on the story. Still, it's worth a read for anyone who enjoys medical sci-fi and future-world dystopian fiction, for it passed my sci-fi litmus test: there was awesomely righteous crap in there I'd never thought of! ( )
  mel-L-co0l-j | Jan 5, 2011 |
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Alan E. Nourseprimary authorall editionscalculated
Barton, BernardCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bruck, JohnnyCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Crezée, MarionCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Goddard, TomCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lancel, F.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schelwokat, Günter M.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thole, KarelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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HE HUNTED HORROR THROUGH A MANIAC WORLD!Jeffrey Meyer had a killing on his mind. It meant nothing to him that his towering Twenty-first Century world was going mad. He shouldered aside the rising tide of narcotics-mania, the gambling fever, the insatiable lust for the irrational. Jeff had his own all-consuming obsession--Paul Conroe must die!After a five-year frenzied chase, Jeff had his victim cornered; he'd driven him into the last hideaway of the world's most desperate men--the sealed vaults of the human-vivisectionists. And Jeff knew that to reach his final horrible objective, he must offer himself also as a guinea pig for the secret experiments of the world's most feared physicians!

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