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  Cover Art: The Immortality Factor Bova, Ben
The Immortality Factor
Some see stem-cell research as mankind's greatest scientific breakthrough. Others see a blasphemous attempt to play God. Suddenly, the possibility of immortality exists. Two brothers, both doctors, stand on opposite sides of the controversy. To Dr. Arthur Marshak, his work is a momentous gift to humanity. To Dr. Jessie Marshak, it is a curse. Between them stands a beautiful, remarkable woman both brothers will do anything to save.
2009
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book BOVA
  Cover Art: Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague Brooks, Geraldine
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague
This gripping historical novel is based on the true story of Eyam, the Plague Village, in the rugged mountain spine of England. In 1666, a tainted bolt of cloth from London carries bubonic infection to this isolated settlement of shepherds and lead miners. A visionary young preacher convinces the villagers to seal themselves off in a deadly quarantine to prevent the spread of disease. As the death toll rises and people turn from prayers and herbal cures to sorcery and murderous witch-hunting, Anna the minister's maid emerges as an unlikely and courageous heroine in the village's desperate fight to save itself.
2002
Adult Fiction Book BROOKS
  Cover Art: The Syndrome Case, John
The Syndrome
How reliable is memory? What happened to the U.S. government's secret mind-control experiments of the 1960s? A shadowy private enterprise, took over where the government left off. It is now kidnapping people, wiping their memories clean and turning them into assassins. The whole operation, however, is jeopardized when one recreated human, Jeff Duran, manages to break the spell and start questioning who he is, and more importantly, who he was before a computer chip was implanted in his brain. Who, and where, are the others?
2001
Adult Fiction Book CASE
  Cover Art: The Cradle Will Fall Clark, Mary Higgins
The Cradle Will Fall
After a driving accident brings her to Westlake Hospital with minor injuries, Katie DeMaio, an ambitious young prosecutor, begins to suspect that the town's most respected physician may be a murderer.
1980
Adult Fiction Book CLARK
  Cover Art: Acceptable Risk Cook, Robin
Acceptable Risk
A medical thriller featuring Dr. Edward Armstrong, a researcher developing an anti-depressant drug. Under pressure from his backers to complete the research, he experiments on himself with disastrous effects. But with millions of dollars at stake, the backers hush up the results and when Armstrong's sweetheart, Kimberly Stewart, decides to blow the whistle, she puts both their lives in jeopardy.
1994
Adult Fiction Book COOK
  Cover Art: Crime Zero Cordy, Michael
Crime Zero
A group of women create a virus which destroys the genes in men that cause violence. The project is headed by a woman director of the FBI and tests on convicts show it works, when it doesn't kill them first.
1999
Adult Fiction Book CORDY
  Cover Art: Fountain Society Craven, Wes
Fountain Society
A scientist's brain is removed from his sick body and placed into a healthy banker, his clone. This is so the scientist can continue work on the ultimate weapon. But compatibility problems arise, involving not just the brain and the body, but their respective women.
1999
Adult Fiction Book CRAVEN
  Cover Art: The Andromeda Strain Crichton, Michael
The Andromeda Strain
A trained scientist writes a technical narrative, centering on various scientific issues, which recounts a 5-day major space-age crisis.
1995
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book CRICHTON
  Cover Art: The Experiment Darnton, John
The Experiment
On an island off Georgia, clones are raised for body parts. After his girlfriend is eviscerated, clone Skyler flees to the mainland where he sees a book with the picture of a journalist who looks exactly like him. The two join forces to destroy the cloners.
1999
Adult Fiction Book DARNTON
  Cover Art: Mind Catcher Darnton, John
Mind Catcher
When a thirteen-year-old boy falls victim to an accident that damages his brain, two scientists combine their ground-breaking research to push the boundaries of human consciousness.
2002
Adult Fiction Book DARNTON
  Cover Art: The Third Twin Follett, Ken
The Third Twin
While doing research on twins and the genetic components of aggression, scientist Jeannie Ferrari stumbles upon a dangerous secret Cold War genetics experiment with ties to a deadly cabal of big business, right-wing politics, and her own university president.
1996
Adult Fiction Book FOLLETT
  Cover Art: Whiteout Follett, Ken
Whiteout
A missing canister containing a deadly virus forms the center of a storm that traps Stanley Oxenford, director of a medical research firm, and a violent trio of thugs in a remote house during a Christmas Eve blizzard.
2004
Adult Fiction Book FOLLETT
  Cover Art: Bloodstream Gerritsen, Tess
Bloodstream
A murderous outbreak of violence among teenagers occurs in a resort in Maine. Dr. Claire Elliot blames a brain-damaging parasite which attacks people when they swim in the lake, but the town ignores her call for a quarantine, fearing for the tourist trade.
1998
Adult Fiction Book GERRITS
  Cover Art: Gravity Gerritsen, Tess
Gravity
An organism harmless on earth where it is subject to gravity terrorizes a research station in space. Scientists die violently and from their insides spill creatures that are part human, part frog and part mouse.
1999
Adult Fiction Book GERRITS
  Cover Art: The Babel Effect Hecht, Daniel
The Babel Effect
Is violence a virus? Can your genes make you a killer? Why are we so willing to hurt each other? In The Babel Effect, the brilliant husband-and-wife research team of Ryan and Jessamine McCloud are charged with answering these urgent questions. Beginning as a neurological study of murderers on death row, their research explodes into an investigation into the biomedical foundations of human history.
2001
Adult Fiction Book HECHT
  Cover Art: The Blood Artists Hogan, Chuck
The Blood Artists
Set two decades into the future, a virus escapes a Gabonese uranium mine, infects a village with gruesome flesh-decaying symptoms. It is eventually contained, but reappears in the United States. Will the 3 people whose blood is resistant be the key to saving the world?
1999
Adult Fiction Book HOGAN
  Cover Art: The Footprints of God Iles, Greg
The Footprints of God
Twenty-first century scientists work on Project Trinity, an effort to create the first supercomputer that surpasses the power of the human mind. The ethicist brought in to monitor the project, David Tennant, begins to have nightmares which cannot be resolved. As the supercomputer moves toward dominating the world -- or destroying its human inhabitants -- Tennant, and others, desperately search for a solution.
2003
Adult Fiction Book ILES
  Cover Art: The Trudeau Vector Jurjevics, Juris
The Trudeau Vector
Some kind of biological agent has killed four scientists and the entire crew of 95 of a Russian submarine at the Arctic's Trudeau Research Center. The Canadian government asks Dr. Jessica Hanley, an American epidemiologist, to discover what has happened. The Russians have summoned the past-retirement age Admiral Rudenko to investigate. Together, Dr. Hanley and Admiral Rudenko will pursue the truth into the darkness and cold of the long Arctic night.
2005
Adult Fiction Book JURJEVI
  Cover Art: Midnight Plague Keizer, Gregg
Midnight Plague
Investigating the deaths of a fishing boat's passengers from a mysterious illness, World War II doctor Frank Brink, who has been working with the British to prepare for a possible Axis biological attack, realizes that an experimental biological weapon was responsible for the deaths, a discovery that prompts him to infiltrate a German laboratory in occupied France.
2005
Adult Fiction Book KEIZER
  Cover Art: The Blue Widows Land, Jon
The Blue Widows
A group of terrorists infiltrates the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Maryland and makes off with the entire supply of smallpox virus-enough to destroy the U.S. population. Palestinian-American detective Ben Kamal faces an obsessed fanatic plotting nothing less than the total destruction of America.
2003
Adult Fiction Book LAND
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AUTHORS
• Clement, Peter, M.D.
• Cook, Robin
• Darnton, John
• Gerritsen, Tess
• Goldberg, Leonard S.
• Mezrich, Ben
• Palmer, Michael, 1942-

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• Medical Fiction

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