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Staff Picks - Medical (Fiction)

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All items are shelved in the fiction section alphabetically by the author’s last name, unless otherwise noted.

The Windup Girl (SCIENCE FICTION)
by Paolo Bacigalupi
What happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits? And what happens when this forces humanity to the cusp of post-human evolution? This is a tale of Bangkok struggling for survival in a post-oil era of rising sea levels and out-of-control mutation.

A Fierce Radiance
by Lauren Belfer
Sent to report on the doctors working with the new drug penicillin at the outset of World War II, Claire Shipley falls in love with physician James Stanton, but the suspicious death of James' sister leads Claire to wonder if her estranged father, the head of a pharmaceutical company, is involved.

Invasive Procedures (SCIENCE FICTION)
by Orson Scott Card
Frank Hartman, a virologist working for the Govt.'s top-secret biohazard agency, is the only man capable of stopping George Galen, a geneticist who has discovered how to "improve" humans by making them stronger, healthier, and compliant to his will.

The First Horseman
by John Case
An investigative reporter makes a shocking discovery about a deadly virus, a lethal form of influenza that killed more than fifty million people in 1918, that is making a dramatic reappearance in North Korea.

Double Blind
by Brandilyn Collins
A desperate young widow who survived a near-fatal attack hopes an experimental brain surgery will help her beat the severe depression she cannot shake, but at what price?

Cure
by Robin Cook
New York City medical examiner Laurie Montgomery faces the case of her career involving the suspected poisoning murder of a CIA agent and possible links to a powerful pharmaceutical company and start-up stem-cell research labs.

Mortal Fear
by Robin Cook
Internist Jason Howard believes that eminent geneticist Dr. Alvin Hayes was murdered and that the key to his death lies hidden in the Boston Health Care Clinic's molecular genetics lab.

Nano
by Robin Cook
Taking a year off from her medical studies and leaving New York City, Pia Grazdani accepts a job at Nanobots, a nanotechnology institute, where she is quickly warned not to investigate the other work done at the facility and not to ask questions about their source of funding.

Shock
by Robin Cook
To earn some extra money, Deborah Cochrane and Joanna Meissner, two financially strapped graduate students, become involved with a Boston fertility clinic in search of egg donors, but they become suspicious about the clinic and its head, Dr. Spencer Windgate, and risk their lives to uncover the truth.

Terminal
by Robin Cook
A medical student from Boston accepts a post at Miami's Forbes Clinic, the world's foremost cancer research hospital, and discovers that an evil plot lies behind its success.

Vector
by Robin Cook
Forensic pathologists Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery match wits with New York City cab driver Yuri Davydov, a former technician with the Soviet biological weapons program and disgruntled emigre, who unleashes a deadly reign of terror on the streets of Manhattan.

Book of the Dead (MYSTERY)
by Patricia Cornwell
Relocating to Charleston after a particularly grueling case, Dr. Kay Scarpetta opens a private forensic pathology practice but is quickly targeted by local politics & a covert saboteur before a series of violent deaths brings her skills into high view.

The Passage
by Justin Cronin
A security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment that only six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte can stop.

Black Wind
by Clive Cussler
In the final days of World War II, the Japanese launch two submarines carrying a new strain of a deadly virus to the west coast of the United States, but years after the subs are lost at sea, someone plots to use their deadly cargo.

Medusa (MYSTERY)
by Clive Cussler
Kurt Austin puts the NUMA team on a case involving a hideous series of medical experiments, a Chinese criminal organization, and a secret new virus that threatens to set off a worldwide pandemic.

The Fall
by Guillermo del Toro
As New World vampires go to war with Old World vampires over an ancient book, Eph Goodweather and his team from the Centers for Disease Control seek to stop the vampiric plague and the monsters it has created.

Whiteout
by Ken Follett
A missing canister containing a deadly virus traps Stanley Oxenford, director of a medical research firm, and three violent thugs in a remote house during a Christmas Eve blizzard.

Bloodstream
by Tess Gerritsen
A small-town doctor and widowed mother confronts a shocking conspiracy behind an epidemic for which she herself is forced to take the blame.

Monday Mornings
by Sanjay Gupta
At Chelsea General, surgeons answer for bad outcomes at the Morbidity and Mortality conference. This peek behind the curtain into what is considered the most secretive meeting in all of medicine is the backdrop for this story.

Wrongful Death
by Baine Kerr
After serving on the War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague, railroad lawyer Elliot Stone returns to the U.S. and finds himself embroiled in a medical (MYSTERY) surrounding the string of apparent murders of terminally ill patients.

Robert Ludlum’s the Janus Reprisal
Army microbiologist Lt. Jon Smith must track down and stop terrorists who stole samples of virulent bacteria and viruses from a World Health Org. conference before they can unleash the biological agents all over the world.

Critical Judgment
by Michael Palmer
Patience Hospital newcomer Dr. Abby Dolan feelings of discomfort peak when she investigates a series of unexplained illnesses linked to the manufacturing company where her lover is employed.

Fatal
by Michael Palmer
Returning to his Virginia home to investigate the tragic deaths of his wife and father, a young Dr. encounters a series of suspicious accidents that reveal a bizarre syndrome that could place countless lives at risk.

Kill Alex Cross (MYSTERY)
by James Patterson
Detective Alex Cross is thwarted at every turn while he attempts to investigate the abduction of the president's son and daughter and also discovers a deadly contagion released in the capital's water supply that foreshadows a larger, more devastating attack.

Mount Dragon
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Guy Carson, a brilliant researcher at GeneDyne, is delighted when he is transferred to Mount Dragon, the company's high-security genetic engineering lab, until he discovers that scientists there have concocted a killer virus that threatens all humankind.

The Last Oracle
by James Rollins
An ancient relic, a murdered man, an international think tank of scientists known as the Jasons who have discovered a way to bioengineer autistic children, and a plot to wipe out a quarter of the world's population have two men racing against time to solve a (MYSTERY) that dates back to the first famous oracle of history-- the Greek Oracle of Delphi.

Isolation Ward
by Joshua Spanogle
Called in by the CDC after three mentally handicapped women with the same mysterious symptoms check into the same Baltimore hospital, Dr. Nathaniel McCormick is caught in a web of deceit as he follows the trail of a lethal virus to California.