Tainted

Tainted

A Dr. Zol Szabo Medical Mystery

eBook - 2009
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When incidents of food supply contamination dominate the news media, two investigators—Zol Szabo, a public health doctor, and Hamish Wakefield, a young infectious diseases specialist—come under immense pressure to find the cause of a mysterious epidemic before more victims show up on the autopsy table. In a race against the clock, the two doctors must navigate the treacherous political minefields of the medical community and the media while the disease spreads. The situation soon spins wildly out of control and more lives are threatened after a government-appointed investigator hijacks the investigation and allows his inflated ego to supersede common sense. Speaking to contemporary concerns about food safety, this fast-paced medical thriller illustrates the potential for disastrous consequences when total responsibility for food safety is placed in the hands of manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies.
Publisher: 2009
ISBN: 9781554908608
9781554903436
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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hRuth
May 25, 2015

Our Book Club just reviewed Tainted and rated it average to fairly good. Most of us enjoyed the local geography, and the plot was very clever, but we were unanimous in feeling Dr. Pennie is a better story teller than author. We felt the characters were one-dimensional and the writing was rudimentary.

Great plot line and interesting charachters. Some of the writing lacks subtly, Pennie is a bit heavy handed it descriptions of Zol's habits, insecurities and worries, as though author does not trust the reader to remember Zol likes coffee or has a flair for cooking. More confidence in the reading level of his followers would improve the flow of the story. I'll certainly read more.

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StacyJ
Jan 26, 2012

An excellent book! The local references enhanced the enjoyment. Highly recommended!

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