Terminal (A Medical Thriller) by Robin Cook (Epub)


Ebook Info

  • Published: 1996
  • Number of pages: 383 pages
  • Format: Epub
  • File Size: 0.69 MB
  • Authors: Robin Cook


At a prestigious Florida medical center, brain cancer patients are treated with a one-hundred-percent success rate. Sean Murphy, a young medical student, finds it hard to believe. Is it a miracle cure? Or the biggest con job in the history of medicine?

User’s Reviews

From Publishers Weekly Good news: Cook ( Coma ; Blindsight ) lures us into his newest medical thriller easily and sustains our interest until the very end, despite lots of medispeak. Bad news: the characters are one-note players. Boston Irish “townie” Sean Murphy blazes through Harvard and Harvard Medical School, then leaps at the chance to spend part of his internship at a Miami clinic with a 100% remission rate for a particular type of cancer. He also wants to avoid making any commitment to beautiful nurse Janet Reardon, a Boston blueblood. But he’s barred from the top-security cancer research lab, and then Janet arrives to work at the clinic, too–she’s “aloof and untouchable” but not above chasing Sean, the dashing “Black Irish” with “Mediterranean” features. Dodging a suspicious security chief, an imperious clinic exec and a spying Japanese researcher, Sean and Janet gamely decide to “look into this medulloblastoma business.” After the predictable chasing around south Florida, Sean holds the clinic head and his bikini-clad wife hostage in a research lab surrounded by cops while conducting experiments to prove that the clinic is involved in a dastardly plot to fake research results. At one point Sean and Janet are trailed by the security chief, two clinic hirelings, three Japanese would-be kidnappers and a psychopath who kills women suffering from breast cancer. As Sean says, “This is worse than Stephen King.” Literary Guild main selection. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. From School Library Journal YA– The Forbes Cancer Center in Miami is experiencing unprecedented cure rates for patients stricken with medulloblastoma. Sean Murphy, a bright, brash, Harvard medical student, takes an elective at the center to learn as much as he can about the procedures and treatments. The icy atmosphere that greets him, coupled with a warning to stay away from the unit in question, fuels Sean’s determination to discover why everything is veiled in such secrecy. To carry out his investigation, he enlists the help of his girlfriend, Janet Reardon, a nurse. These self-appointed detectives find themselves chased by a variety of factions and in trouble with the law before unearthing the horrible truth. The unfolding of events is totally implausible, but Cook weaves an action-packed story that is fun to read.- Grace Baun, Robert E. Lee High School, Springfield, VACopyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. Review “A spellbinder.” —The Houston Chronicle –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Reviews from Amazon users, collected at the time the book is getting published on UniedVRG. It can be related to shiping or paper quality instead of the book content:

⭐ This book started off with a bang, but there were too many red herrings and far too much technical jargon and explicit descriptions of research processes. The characters seemed one-dimensional and I was disappointed in the development of the exposure of the “nut case” in this story. Great premise, flimsy, fragmented development.

⭐ Terminal really kept your interest throughout the book. I wanted to keep reading and reading. I would recommend this book to my family and friends.

⭐ Very interesting thriller book with twist. No time to put book down- I could wait to get the final chapter— wonderful.

⭐ Love all of his books!

⭐ Just outlandish. Half the city of Miami following this guy without him knowing. Yes, he did come across an awful scandal, but cops leery him go with such a minor slap on the wrist is outrageous.

⭐ I love most all of Robin Cook’s books and although I do not remember this too much, i am sure it was probably excellent as well.

⭐ There are some very odd, unexplainable events, but I thought this was an overall good book. It didn’t have enough medical issues like some of his books (the main plot was basically political and monetary gain), but the thrill was still there. Janet and Sean were more believable than these reviews would have you think. Just because someone is very wealthy and has a trust fund doesn’t mean they can’t be interested in nursing and wanting to help people, just like Sean’s intelligence. He was show to be VERY intelligent in HIS field of study, but not in much else, like legal matters or social/personal matters. I read this assuming he had some form of high-functioning autism. It reads much better if you think of Sean as some kind of savant. Also, I purchased this for 75 cents at an antique mall. I can’t give it less than 5 stars simply because of that. You don’t normally find books this interesting that cheaply.

⭐ A potentially absorbing plot succumbs to mind-numbingly pedestrian prose in “Terminal”. The hero, a promising young medical genius named Sean Murphy uncovers signs that all is not right in a prestigious Florida medical research lab that may have just discovered the cure for cancer. There are hints of Murphy’s checkered past, but they remain hints less because of mystery than the author’s inability to deal with his charachters and have them deal with each other. Before long, it’s clear that “Terminal” is a work in progress, and not that far along. There are numerous subplots – Murphy’s past being one, while a serial killer is another – that never come together and cause what’s left to unravel. The author tosses in a wealth of medical detail that is supposed to ensconce him as the master of the medical thriller, but even that fails to suspend our belief. I doubt a firts year resident, writing in bits and pieces at the end of every 36-hour shift, could do worse than this.

⭐ Terminal has a much better than average premise and a plot that moves along swiftly and definitely holds the interest. When you read a Robin Cook book you know it will deal with Big Medicine doing what’s necessary to make a buck and always be at the expense of individual patients. This book is no exception. Knowing that, I generally enough reading these books. The downer for this one, however, is that the characters take actions which are totally unbelievable. Not science-fiction like (there are no walking through walls or mind-reading), but actions that rationale people would not take. Over and over again laws were broken with no thought of possible consequences. It just wasn’t believable that people who had worked so hard toward futures would throw them away without a second thought. If you can look past that, this is a much better book. I couldn’t.

⭐ I cannot believe i had wasted my time reading this book while on vacation. The main character Sean is so unreal in every sense of the word that i am even more shocked when i found out that the author of this book was a medical doctor?!? Such an arrogant cartoonish character no real intern could ever become…like you get the feeling Sean is more fascinated in spy work right from the start since his enormous knowledge in the medical field is without question….like hello!! you are a medical student, not an experience know it all. I never seen stuff like this on ER. Janet is the nurse conspirator that seem to have a multiple personality complex in being so pompous in the beginning, then a complete change later into the plot that you get he feeling it was another nurse with the same name so i thought something sinister is happening here but the author never explained. There are many subplots that just doesn’t lead to anything that really matters or it becomes lost and you don’t hear from it again….a possible sequel, i hope not!!!I just this post below by jessica who had given 5 stars…Ummm are you like related to Dr.Cook because it happen to be the only post you have on here….nice try 🙂 My guess is that the only people who would rate this book highly are those related to him or can’t tell a horrible written book from a good one, is that even possible?The next time i read a book, i will get some reviews first before i read something as bad as this. I just didn’t get the chance to and the back cover summary seem promising…WRONG when picking up this paperback at a yardsale for 10 cent days before i head off on vacation and i feel like being rip off!!!!


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