Acceptable Risk Book Summary and Study Guide

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This thriller is about a young nurse who comes to explore her heritage, which dates back to the Salem witchcraft trials. Her romantic interest is a scientist who discovers a new and hopefully useful psychotic drug, which is actually found to alter the chemistry of the mind, resulting in some strange behavior. The journey results in self-discovery and a newfound respect for the power and potential side effects of drugs.
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The review of this Book prepared by Joanna

Robin Cook has once again pushed the edge of the envelope. Dr. Edward Armstrong and his scientific curiosity leads the reader on a terrifying journey that does not stay within the boundaries of normal.
The review of this Book prepared by Scott Pickle, Ph.D.

Edward falls in love with Kim and the drug found in her ancestor's basement, an ancestor whom was hung at the Salem withcraft trials. The drug, Ultra, has no side effects until the sun sets and the moon rises. Then, Edward and his fellow scientists, who test the drug on themselves, become wild animals. Only the untested one, Kim, must save the day and find herself.
The review of this Book prepared by Jemima

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Medical Thriller    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   story of bio weapon/virus    -   wild experiments on people    -   bio manip. to get new abilities    -   bad docs cutting corners    -   cure/disease Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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