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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,829 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robin Cook Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Stapleton / Laurie Montgomery Series Release Date:
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A series of unexplained deaths in foreign hospitals sends an idealistic UCLA medical student on a desperate search for answers, in this chilling tale from the master of the medical thriller.

Jennifer Hernandez is a fourth-year medical student at UCLA, just beginning an elective in general surgery, whose world is shattered during a break in an otherwise ordinary day. While relaxing in the surgical lounge of LA’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, she half listens to a TV segment on medical tourism: first-world citizens traveling to third-world countries for surgery. But when she hears her beloved grandmother’s name mentioned, Jennifer’s heart nearly stops: the CNN reporter says that Maria Hernandez has died, a day after undergoing a hip replacement in New Delhi’s Queen Victoria Hospital.

Maria had raised Jennifer and her brothers from infancy, and the bond between grandmother and granddaughter was unbreakable. Still, the news that Maria traveled to India is a shock to Jennifer, until she realizes that it was the only viable option for the hardworking yet uninsured woman.

Devastated, and desperate for answers, Jennifer takes emergency leave from school and heads to India, where relations with local officials go from sympathetic to sour as she pushes for more information. With revelations of other unexplained deaths compounded by pressure from Indian hospital officials for hasty cremations, Jennifer reaches out to her mentor, New York City medical examiner Dr. Laurie Montgomery, who has her own deep connection to Maria.

Laurie, along with her husband, Dr. Jack Stapleton, rushes to the younger woman’s side, and discovers a sophisticated medical facility with little margin for error. As the death count grows, so do the questions, leading Laurie and Jennifer to unveil a sinister, multi-layered conspiracy of global proportions.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Suzi Andrade | 2/20/2014

    " This book had great potential. I listened to the unabridged version on 10 CDs. The story stretched out over the first 9 discs and then had a rushed, and quite predictable, culmination in the last 40 minutes of the 10th disc, leaving me feeling cheated...or something like that. This was not his best book, but it was still mostly enjoyable. I have to say, though, that I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who has never read Cook before for fear they might not pick up another. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Barbara | 2/13/2014

    " Robin Cook, a doctor/author writes his tales around a current medical issue. This one was about medical tourism, and it really makes you think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Linda | 2/5/2014

    " Not as good as some of his earlier books, but I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amruta | 1/30/2014

    " This is the first Robin Cook book that I've read and I simply loved. If you want to read a nice easy read fiction, this is the one for you! "

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