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Series: Dr. Marissa Blumenthal, #1
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons on February 1st 1988
Source: Own book
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Murder and mystery reach epidemic proportions when a devastating plague sweeps the country.
Dr. Marissa Blumenthal of the Atlanta Centers for Disease Control investigates--and soon uncovers the medical world's deadliest secret.
"His most harrowing medical horror story." (The New York Times)
So, I originally read this book a few years ago because I liked the movie “Outbreak” and when I originally wrote a review – just a few words – I commented it was nothing like the movie.
Well, I finally figured it out – the movie’s not based upon this book! LOL No wonder it’s not like the movie! (I’m a little slow sometimes)
So, Outbreak is about, duh, an Outbreak. Robin Cook, if you aren’t familiar with the author, writes medical thrillers. I read a ton of his books back in the day, when I was actually reading thrillers. Not really sure what possessed me to read this now.
It was good – and if you like the genre you’ll probably like this one. Things to keep in mind: it’s dated. It’s very dated. I didn’t particularly like how relationships were written in the book, either, but it is a product of its time, like any other book. The main female character was supposed to be this smart, educated, independent women, yet she kept going out on dates with men she didn’t even like romantically and kept calling them when she was out of town, and the men all but patted her on the head and called her “good little kitty” (they didn’t really call her that, but I felt like they were treating her like a pet).
All in all though, I did enjoy the book, and it would make for a good movie!
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