Blindsight Book Summary and Study Guide

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Medical Examiner Laurie Montgomery gets some drug overdose cases, which reminds her of her own brother who died because of drug overdose. All the overdose cases are people who are financially well-off. Her intution tells her these are not drug overdoses but they are actually murders. She later finds out she was correct, but she never expected this would put her own life at risk and one of the most wanted person in the list of US mafia.
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A beautifully written story by Robin Cook, which forces us to think how the medical world is being manipulated by criminals to make money.
The review of this Book prepared by Sunny

Laurie Montgomery, a medical examiner, tries her best to investigate a slew of cocaine related murders without trying to upset her bosses. She gets involved with an eye doctor, who is treating a mob boss. This mob boss has a way of getting what he wants, when he wants it.
The review of this Book prepared by Zack Lindeman

Medical Examiner Dr. Laurie Mongomery is faced with incoming rushes of bodies whose deaths are quite unexplained. She later finds that the bodies are being injected with cocaine, and these bodies are those of doctors, lawyers, and other higher working-class people. The deaths are connected to the mafia in New York City.
The review of this Book prepared by rebecca

Blindsight is Robin Cook's set up for Contagion. Laurie Montgomery, a medical examiner, tries to prove that upscale overdose cases are overdoses. What she finds in the process is a wild ride. Dr. Cook masterfully sets up the characters and makes the reader part of the action. Dr. Cook, keep the great storylines coming from the New York City Medical Examiners office.
The review of this Book prepared by Scott Pickle, Ph.D.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Medical Thriller    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   selling organs    -   poisoning Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   biology/medical Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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