|Plot Summary of Contagion|
Dr. John Stapelton, New York's Medical Examiner, faces the biggest potential plague scare in decades. A deadly but rare flu begins to slowly kill seemingly healthy individuals. John, having already lost his opthalmology practice to a giant HMO, immediately suspects them of killing off patients who cost them a lot of money.
John begins to investigate anything that may give him the viruses point of origin. Because of this, someone tries to kill John. He does not relent. He finally finds the name of a person who ordered some plague virus and hunts them down.
This proves deadly for John as he is kidnapped and beaten. He is stunned, however, when he sees who has been behind this biological hazard. They have paid someone to kill John, to keep their secret from being revealed. His only hope is escape.
This synopsis report prepared by Tracey Ray
An excellent book that combines medical techno-jargon, investigative techniques, and a wonderful character development in the usual Robin Cook style. This will keep you reading!
This synopsis report prepared by Brandt
Contagion is a wonderful book about a coroner trying to solve the mystery of some unusual deaths. This involves hospitals and the ready availabilty of disease through the mail. It's a must read.
This synopsis report prepared by Blue
This is a great suspense thriller. Jack is an incredible main character that keeps getting himself into trouble. Dr. Cook uses medical terminology throughout, which makes this book a great read for anyone planning on going into any of the health related fields. This book followed by Chromosome 6 makes a great 1-2 punch for the medical thriller.
This synopsis report prepared by Scott Pickle, Ph.D.
Medical thriller with virus warfare.
This synopsis report prepared by karen
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|Chapter Analysis of Contagion|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 42%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 18%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- story of bio weapon/virus
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- New York
- scientific labs
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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