Side Effects

Side Effects

Book - 1995
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"Has everything--a terrifying plot . . . breakneck pace . . . vividly drawn characters."--John Saul

Kate Bennet. A bright hospital pathologist with a loving husband and a solid future. Until one day her world turns dark. A strange, puzzling illness has killed two women. Now it endangers Kate's closest friend.
Soon it will threaten Kate's marriage.
Her sanity.
Her life.

Kate has uncovered a horrifying secret. Important people will stop at nothing to protect it. It is a terrifying medical discovery. And its roots lie in one of the greatest evils in the history of humankind.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1995, c1985.
ISBN: 9780553276183
Characteristics: 344p


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Jan 28, 2016

I found this a very slow read.

Conceptually, interesting: former Nazi doctor has developed a nonreversible method of sterilization and has fled to America with his research. Enter the present day, where two women have essentially bled to death, with abnormalities in their ovaries.

Pathologist Kate Bennet sifts through and tries to figure out what is going on, finding ties to Big Pharma, uninformed patients in unregistered clinical trials, and efforts to discredit her as she makes progress.

This has all the makings of a great novel, and yet somehow– it just wasn’t.

Apr 22, 2013

Another fun and exciting read. 7 of 10 for me.


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