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Chromosome 6

by Robin Cook

G.P. Putnam's Sons | January 1, 1997 | Hardcover

Chromosome 6 is rated 3 out of 5 by 3.
A notorious underworld figure is gunned down and his body suspiciously disappears from the city morgue before it can be autopsied. Days later, the mutilated body turns up missing its head, hands, feet and, more curiously, its liver. Determined to get to the bottom of the mystery, forensic pathologist Dr. Jack Stapleton soon finds himself being led down a grisly trail that leads him to the steamy jungles of equatorial Africa where he uncovers a sinister medical conspiracy. Chromosome 6 is a page-turning medical thriller from Robin Cook.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 461 pages

Published: January 1, 1997

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 039914207X

ISBN - 13: 9780399142079

Found in: Thrillers, Thrillers

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome and Chilling The book deals with the manipulation of genes, that leads to perfect transplant organ for any person, transplants that the body will not reject. The story is a statement on how far we have come in gene manipulation and just how little is actually applied due to the ethical issues. Makes you wonder if you really know about the all things that are being done in the world.
Date published: 2006-07-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from pretty good this book is about chromosone 6.a gene in a body.it takes place in africa and new york
Date published: 2001-02-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Easy book to read I’ve just discovered Robin Cook. The story of the book is good at the beginning but when the plot install itself, I lost interest. He exaggerate too much, it make the story so unbelievable. At first I said yes this thing could happen but it became to big to be plausible, I lost a complete interest in the book. I was lucky it happened only in the last 50 pages so I could still finish the book. It’s an easy to read book and it fit perfectly for the moment you don’t want to think too much while you’re reading, but even for those moments you can fine a much better book.
Date published: 2000-10-29

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Chromosome 6

by Robin Cook

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 461 pages

Published: January 1, 1997

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 039914207X

ISBN - 13: 9780399142079

About the Author

Robin (Robert Brian) Cook, the master of the medical thriller novel, was born to Edgar Lee Cook, a commercial artist and businessman, and Audrey (Koons) Cook on May 4, 1940, in New York City. Cook spent his childhood in Leonia, New Jersey, and decided to become a doctor after seeing a football injury at his high school. He earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1962, his M.D. from Columbia University in 1966, and completed postgraduate training at Harvard before joining the U.S. Navy. Cook began his first novel, The Year of the Intern, while serving on a submarine, basing it on his experiences as a surgical resident. In 1979, Cook wed Barbara Ellen Mougin, on whom the character Denise Sanger in Brain is based. When Year of the Intern did not do particularly well, Cook began an extensive study of other books in the genre to see what made a bestseller. He decided to focus on suspenseful medical mysteries, mixing intricately plotted murder and intrigue with medical technology, as a way to bring controversial ethical and social issues affecting the medical profession to the attention of the general public. His subjects include organ transplants, genetic engineering, experimentation with fetal tissue, cancer research and treatment, and deadly viruses. Cook put this format to work very successfully in his next books, Coma and Sphinx, which not only became bestsellers, but were eventually adapted for film. Three others, Terminal, Mortal Fear, and Virus, and Cook's first science-
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A notorious underworld figure is gunned down and his body suspiciously disappears from the city morgue before it can be autopsied. Days later, the mutilated body turns up missing its head, hands, feet and, more curiously, its liver. Determined to get to the bottom of the mystery, forensic pathologist Dr. Jack Stapleton soon finds himself being led down a grisly trail that leads him to the steamy jungles of equatorial Africa where he uncovers a sinister medical conspiracy. Chromosome 6 is a page-turning medical thriller from Robin Cook.
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