Chromosome 6 Book Summary and Study Guide

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A medical researcher "oversteps the bounds" and creates a species of protohumans. A search for the truth by two medical examiners from New York leads them to Africa, where what they find scares them...
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The review of this Book prepared by Patti

This is Dr. Cook's follow-up to Contagion. Jack is back with his friend Warren and they find themselves in quite a mess. Jack's uncanny ability to find trouble is met with his desire to be an ethical doctor. This is a must read for anyone interested in genetics or the human genome project research.
The review of this Book prepared by Scott Pickle, Ph.D.

The book has so much action and suspense that makes it
impossible to tell what really happens on this story.
Be aware only that this is the best book Robin Cook ever
wrote. It makes the reader love the reading, and the
characters are just wonderfully developed. Amazing book!

The review of this Book prepared by Marco Aurelio

Chapter Analysis of Chromosome 6

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Medical Thriller    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   wild experiments on people    -   bio manip. to get new abilities Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor


Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Black Africa City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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