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It is the smallest of anomalies. A tiny error lurking in Bob Ludlow’s DNA that could have untold consequences for civilization. Dr. Barry Gifford hopes that understanding this genetic error could provide revolutionary advances for humanity.

Bob believes in Barry and his vision for the future. The two men team up to solve the mystery of Bob’s genetics and to develop a drug based on this inborn error. Unfortunately, in the cutthroat world of medical research, altruism doesn’t always take precedence over money or ego.

Dr. Dexter Brunswick, a bitter man with a tough past, is strangely jealous of Barry’s accomplishments. Yet he needs Barry’s research to unlock the treasures hidden in Bob’s genetic code. Unlike Barry’s noble intentions, Brunswick’s plans are more sinister. 

Detective Kevin O’Brien suspects that Dr. Brunswick has committed past murders and has singled out Barry as his next target. Kevin begins following Barry as Brunswick directs his mercenaries to force both Bob and Barry to comply with his plan. He is intent on not only destroying Barry’s medical career but making society pay for the indignities he has suffered.

©2018 The Russell Group LLC (P)2018 The Russell Group LLC

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Great Thriller

If you want to listen to only one medical thriller this year listen to this. It has great character development and narration. It follow 3 brothers, Dexter, Bob and Kevin all separate at birth into their adulthood. There are twists and turns in this thriller and can tell it was written by a doctor. My favorite characters were Bob, Dr. Barry Gilford and Kevin. Highly recommend this new medical thriller by new author, he up there with Michael Palmer. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. THANK YOU!

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Exceptional

If your a Robin Cook fan your going to love this book. The story drew me in from the beginning, David Bosco as narrator is amazing. Everytime I thought I had it figured out..a new twist.

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Great Medical Thriller touched by Murder

A great medical thriller that twists and turns and also digs into the human condition; the pitfalls of greed, jealously and ego in the world at large. The pages keep turning with a solid murder mystery and determined detective to unlock the truth. As usually, David Bosco's narrative abilities shine as he brings this book to life. A great read!

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Unique, mindbending, and complex.

Unique and a little mindbending, this was a complex story with a host of multi-faceted characters. While it was necessary to explain intricate genetics concepts, the scientific jargon was slightly overwhelming. I enjoyed the history of the character's childhoods and the major twist that genuinely surprised me at the end. David Bosco gave a pleasant, professional narration which enhanced the story and the character's emotions. Overall a good read!

(I requested a free review copy of this audiobook and have voluntarily posted this unbiased review.)

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A Fantastic Book!

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This is classified as a medical thriller but I think it is far more than that. It has elements of espionage, and even a little science fiction elements are thrown in (or at least hinted at). I really enjoyed how the author wove these elements together and built up the story. There is good character development and solid story telling. The narration is fantastic by David Bosco. All in all, this book is definitely worth your time.

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Nurture vs Nature? What’s the true connection?

We start the book being introduced to the three main characters- triplets born to a mother who dies in childbirth and a father who is unable to tolerate anything imperfect. The two boys (Dexter and Kevin) with obvious abnormalities are sent to orphanages, the other (Bob) is taken home by the father. All are raised separately yet, due to the devious plans of Dexter, their lives become intermingled.
I did not find the twists in the plot unexpected. They were actually well laid out. It was a little uncomfortable for me that the detective did not play a greater role (he was supposed to be watching Dr. Barry). As a result there is a bit of vigilante stuff and convenient circumstances. There is a reveal at the end, and the ending was a tad abrupt, but at least it was not drawn out.

This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I would listen to another. I enjoyed the story. The medical explanations were very detailed and interesting but I could see that being a bit overwhelming for some people.

This is the third book I’ve listened to by this narrator and I would listen to another. He does an excellent job using different voices for each character and brings the characters to life.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review

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Nature or nurture?

Bruce R. Gilbert gives us a well-written thriller that keeps us on the edge of our seats.

David Bosco, narrator, does a great job. He knows his characters well.

I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Super medical thriller

I got right into this story as soon as I started listening. Although it got a little medically technical at times with the DNA and such, I felt he did well to explain so medically challenged people like myself can understand. The twist and turns to the storyline definitely kept me interested. David Bosco, as always, was fantastic and perfect for this sort of book. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Shades of Robin Cook!

A new medical thriller, well-narrated by David Bosco, this story has an interesting plot, compelling characters, and totally unusual theme of triplets separated at birth who have unusual genetic codes. Point of view shifts were somewhat hard to follow in the narrated version. I have noticed this sort of thing before where the change of medium needs a bit of bridge to handle things that are often managed with visual clues. But I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent listening to this book.

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Love thrillers like this

I love books where I THINK I know what twist is coming, but the author surprises me anyway. This is one of those awesome books. I found the story easy to follow, and one of those books that made me wish I had a longer commute, and wishing for me traffic!

Narrator David Bosco was especially entertaining, making the voices distinctive. I want to check out what else this author has written in the hopes of discovering some other great thrillers. Highly recommended if you're seeking a modern day Robin Cook.