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A masterpiece of medical suspense
on September 1, 2001
Joanna Meissner is studying hard, and planning her wedding, when her boyfriend decides to spring on her the news of putting off the wedding until he finishes his residency. Joanna, expecting something like this to happen, decides to call off everything...for good.
Trying to get passed her failed relationship, Joanna figures it's time for a vacation, as does her roommate Deborah Cochrane, the only problem...they are flat broke.
A campus newspaper ad is the answer to their problems. Promising a large amount of money, the Wingate Infertility Clinic will pay BIG, to any young, healthy woman willing to have their eggs harvested. The girls believe this to be easy money, so they decide to go for it.
As the procedure goes according to plan, Joanna, and Deborah have their eggs harvested, collect their money, move into a big condo, and travel through Venice. But, soon they will realize their fortunes come at a very high price.
Upon returning from the trip, Joanna, still haunted by the fate of her eggs, decides she will call the clinic to get some information, but this will prove to be a difficult task, because the staff at Wingate is not cooperative, and everything surrounding the procedure is shrouded in mystery, and secrecy.
With the help of a friend, Joanna, and Deborah put into action a risky plan to enter the clinic and find their highly guarded files, but this plan could prove to be deadly...for what they find will be worse than anything they imagined.
'Shock' is first-rate, heart-stopping entertainment, I did not put this book down for a second. From the creepy opening, to the shocking climax, Robin Cook has created a mind bending thriller that could have been ripped from today's headlines. Combining cutting edge technology, and unbearable suspense, Mr. Cook has crafted a non-stop rollercoaster with two main characters that are tough, funny, and very resourceful, and when they begin their amateur sleuthing the reader can't help but to cheer for them.
After a MANY great books, and a couple not so good, Robin Cook has returned to top form, giving readers a masterpiece of medical suspense, and further proving he is the king of the medical thriller.
You don't want to miss this one.
A MUST read!