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Tainted: A Dr. Zol Szabo Medical Mystery, Book 1 | [Ross Pennie]

Tainted: A Dr. Zol Szabo Medical Mystery, Book 1

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2009 Ross Pennie (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Rhonda Gilbert, AZ, United States 05-20-14
    Rhonda Gilbert, AZ, United States 05-20-14
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to just about anyone. The suspense about the source of the outbreak is built skillfully by the author.


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    Sarah BOERNE, TX, United States 04-03-14
    Sarah BOERNE, TX, United States 04-03-14 Member Since 2013
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was OK. The medical mystery aspect of it was interesting - I'm not sure if it's based on fact or even possibility but that didn't really matter to me.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The various pursuits of commonalities among the victims of the disease was intriguing but the characters, for all their quirks, were thin. In general, it read like it was written using a computer program that cues the writer to put in various elements at the right time.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I don't have a favorite scene, but the part where the hero and the woman he's in love with are almost killed by a villain was so formulaic. Seems like all the popular writers have to include something like that just before the mystery is solved. I generally skip over those scenes because to me they seem contrived.


    Could you see Tainted being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Sure it could be a movie. Matt Damon should definitely star in it.


    Any additional comments?

    I will say I continued listening to the end.

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    Marty San Antonio, TX, United States 06-20-13
    Marty San Antonio, TX, United States 06-20-13 Member Since 2013
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    I had to know what was going to happen next. It was hard to quit listening,like I might miss something.


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    I liked how he changed his voice for each character. He was very easy to listen to.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I felt the frustration the characters felt. I strongly disliked the characters who were only interested in the political aspect of the situations with people's lives mostly because I know that is real life.


    Any additional comments?

    I was happy with the ending

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    angela United States 05-03-13
    angela United States 05-03-13

    I am a middle aged woman with an open mind and many interests, my reading/listening moods change like my teen-age daughter changes her clothes.

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    I like the real-life or potential real-life "correct" medical plot combined with a little bit of fiction.

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