|Genre||Novel (326 pp.)|
|Keywords||Aging, Genetic Engineering, Medical Ethics, Medical Mistakes, Medical Research, Medical Testing, Professionalism, Technology|
Set in contemporary Boston, this medical thriller not only gets the reader's blood moving, but also raises some important ethical questions: How do corporate interests influence the judgment and character of physician researchers? To what length should older persons go to slow down the aging process? How does one's lifework of health care fit in with obligations to one's family?
The questions in the summary above underscore a very well written thriller that has plenty of action and a little romance. It could be an ideal vehicle for students who haven't read anything except journal articles and texts for years and doubt that they'll ever read for pleasure again. Once picked up, this book is hard to put down.
|Place Published||New York|
|Annotated by||Kohn, Martin|
|Date of Entry||01/13/03|