Cell MOBI ✓ Hardcover

Cell The New York Times bestselling author and master of the medical thriller returns with a top notch fusion of groundbreaking medical science and edge of your seat suspense George Wilson MD a radiology resident in Los Angeles is about to enter a profession on the brink of an enormous paradigm shift foreshadowing a vastly different role for doctors everywhere The smartphone is poised to take on a new role in medicine no longer as a mere medical app but rather as a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating even better than the real thing It is called iDoc George’s initial collision with this incredible innovation is devastating He awakens one morning to find his fiancée dead in bed alongside him not long after she participated in an iDoc beta test Then several of his patients die after undergoing imaging procedures All of them had been part of the same beta test Is it possible that iDoc is being subverted by hackers—and that the US government is involved in a cover up Despite threats to both his career and his freedom George relentlessly seeks the truth knowing that if he’s right the conseuences could be lethal


10 thoughts on “Cell

  1. Kim Kim says:

    While the concept of iDoc is very intriguing this novel belongs in the literary ICU The main character is hopelessly naive throughout the whole story does predictably foolish things doesn't realize he's being played by the charge nurse who is pumping him for information yet we are supposed to believe he had the whole thing figured out in the end? Why would he even return to Paula's if he knew what might happen? Ridiculous And where is his outrage at the murder of his fiancé? It's like he doesn't even care until the last few pages Implausible flat and unsympathetic characters and an abrupt ending leaves the reader hanging and wondering if the author simply got tired of telling the story results in a big fat flatline for Cell What a shame I can't believe it's had so many positive reviews


  2. Carol Carol says:

    I really like medical thrillers but this one was not the best I did keep reading to the end but there are issues First the author is too preachy and obviously has an agenda I have noticed this in some of his previous novels as well and it is annoying Second George the radiology resident main character is naive and not very believable Third the ending is not satisfying That said I am not sorry I read it but I have read much better


  3. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    This book sort of sneaked snuck? oh well up on me I had started The Ark but had laid it aside for a day I picked this one up they're both library books and out for the same amount of time I found myself interested in Cell and finished it before I went back to the other bookSowhat've we got here? Why the future And I mean that I suspect we may not be far from the scenario we see in this novel In some ways the way the book effects you may depend at least a little on your age That said I don't see how this won't be one of the most frightening books you've picked up While it's not here yet this one is far from unlikelyWith medicine and medical care skyrocketing in price an ultra modern and very progressive company comes up with a way to give everyone their own personal physician All that's reuired is that a sensor and possibly something be embedded in your body and an app be applied to your cellAnd it works great until of course people begin to dieYou may have read other books by the author Robin Cook is sort of the premier medical thriller writer around I've found some of his books good others not so goodThis is a good one Recommended enjoy


  4. Deborah aka Reading Mom Deborah aka Reading Mom says:

    What an embarrassment When I think of the early works of Robin Cook like Coma and Outbreak it is difficult to believe this novel was written by the same person The concept was intriguing but the writing was sophomoric at best the characters cartoonish the conversations stilted and the book in need of an editor the character scoffed his food rather than scarfed although if the food was REALLY bad I guess he could have scoffed at it There were SO many exclamation points and even cartoon sounds BOOMSorry this has to go on my don't bother list


  5. Doug Branscombe Doug Branscombe says:

    I can't uite give this the 5th star because of the ending Cook writes a compelling story centered around the use of Smartphones as a futuristic replacement for Primary Care Physicians The concept with all it's benefits and potential drawbacks are clearly defined It's one of the drawbacks that becomes the central theme to this story and what our main character George Wilson is willing to do to find out what's behind it and what the big bad Amalgamated Healthcare is willing to do to keep any negative publicity of the product during Beta Testing phase uietOverall a fast paced exciting read with for me an unsatisfying ending


  6. Mary Alice Sexton Mary Alice Sexton says:

    This book had so much potential Loved the storyline About iDoc an app that takes over primary care developed by an insurance company and bought by Obamacare administration for Medicaid and MedicareButbad things begin to happenWhy did I give it two starts the main character was all over the placeI could not figure out why type of man he was he was a doctor butreally had no common sense could not connect with his love interests just plain silly yet at other times he appeared intelligent and fearless Could not get a handle on him at allEnd of the book was interesting Good twistIf you can't find anything else to read it's entertaining at timesbut don't put it at the top of your list


  7. Abhinav Abhinav says:

    The first part was really good I would give it 5 startsMoving to the last bit the ending was abrupt and the story has too many holesspoiler alertMy main uestions 1 Why is George not just knocked off? Zee wasWhy does everybody go overboard to keep him alive and happy where as Zee just gets killed within a few hours of discovering their secret?2 They did a whole drama with break in police sirens and others In the meeting why did Thorn not just say that the Glitch has been fixed and it would have resolved the issue rather than pushing the conspiracy theory towards the government? Hmmm


  8. Kathy D. Kathy D. says:

    The promising plot got washed out by inelegant writing The concept of an app on your phone that could monitor your health and make proactive suggestions is fascinating as is the thought of the potential abuses and glitches that could occur Unfortunately I put things together a lot uickly than the protagonist The story plodded along with obvious pauses to define unfamiliar concepts by way of conversations between the characters Obamacare and HIPPA were jammed in with alarming freuency as well I liked the idea of the story but not necessarily the execution


  9. Aditi Aditi says:

    wow another master thriller its really great because of the cutting edge technology used in this novel what to say it was as usual another gripping tale which will take you to the edge of modern technology how it changes your lives


  10. Linda Branich Linda Branich says:

    The concept of this book is a very real thing happening today a computerized primary care physician system through your cell phone giving patients access to 247 health care in an attempt to keep people healthier and compliant with their medication regimen in an attempt to control spiraling medical costsWhen a 4th year Radiology Resident in a major Los Angelas Hospital Dr Wilson accidentally discovers that the iDoc system has either been hacked or developed a life terminating glitch things get very complicated for this young physicianThe book got off to a great start but as it proceeds I found the main character to be doing very stupid things which detracted from the excellent storyline and not just once or twiceIn my opinion these foolish acts pulled the story down from what could have been a 5 star ratingI didn't hate the book but rather was disappointed that the main character was weak and that some of the cloak and dagger stuff in developing the plot was a bit unbelievable and over the top


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