Robin Cook's medical thriller TERMINAL was so amazing, that it is hard to put into words. His use of medical knowledge really shows through in this novel and many of his others. When I first picked up this book I was expecting it to be interesting but a slow read, and I was not expecting to understand it at all. Let's just say that I have never been more wrong in my entire life. This book was exciting right from the beginning, and maintained that status the entire novel, from chapter one to the very last page. Even the afterward was thrilling. I was also wrong about it being a slow read, in reality I read this book faster than I have read any other book, ever, it took me an exciting two days to finish this amazing novel. I was wrong about it being boring and slow but the thing I was most incorrect about was that I would not be able to understand it. I have never been so wrong in my entire life. From start to finish there was not one thing that went unexplained or was unclear. The medical terminology was a mouth full but every term and every sickness was explained so that the reader could understand it, whether you are a world class neurosurgeon, a realtor, or a fourteen year old girl, you would not be confused while reading this or any of his other novels.
In the medical thriller TERMINAL a man named Shawn Green is a medical student who is interested in a type of brain cancer called meduloblastoma. Because of his interest he takes an elective at a cancer hospital in Miami Florida, where one of his patients from boston has been transferred to. He never expected that this hospital had a murderer on its staff or that it might be creating the cancer and injecting it into patients and then treating them. While calling there treatment A miracle cure for the deadly disease. Maybe that is why all the patients who have developed this illness just had a minor surgery. Also happen to be filthy rich because they are CEO's of companies. Or because they are immediate family members of those who are. Shawn and his girlfriend Janet, who is a nurse at the hospital, begin piecing all the evidence together and have the case about solved but then the murderer tries to kill Janet. This is tragic, but she does not die, and it brings them even closer to solving the mystery. They are snooping around the hospital when they find the head doctors travel records and they discover that she was in every hospital when all of the cancer patients had there minor surgery before they contracted meduloblastoma.
The case is solved but to find out the end and all the invigorating details check out Robin Cooks's medical thriller TERMINAL. This book is especially good if you are looking for suspense, and intellect, as opposed to the normal mystery of nothing all the way through and finally something. You will not be bored for an instant with this novel. I definitely recommend that you read Robin Cook's TERMINAL.