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By Cook Robin. . 351 pages. New American Library; , New York: , 1986.. $4.95 (paperback).

Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(6):988-989. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-105-6-988_3
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Dr. Cook's newest book follows his successful formula: medical student detects, at great physical danger to himself, extreme skullduggery. Furthermore, the student's own special loved one is threatened by the villains and saved from terrible harm only by the student's perspicuity.

In this book the master criminals are associated with a pharmaceutical company that knowingly purveys extremely dangerous drugs to doctors, whom as a group they despise and disrespect. The most severely affected victims of their machinations are not only patients and their unborn children, but the physicians themselves. I am not really giving away enough of the plot to


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