Cell

  • by Robin Cook
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling 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, M.D., 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 U.S. 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 consequences could be lethal.

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Wow!!!

Robin Cook nailed this one! I work in Health Care and the idea of an app that controls a patients care is not outrageous.

If one thinks of the just how much technology is used in health care and the outrageous cost of care in this country coupled with the use of social media for communication it doesn't take a lot of imagination to see where things COULD go.

I found merit in both the arguments of the insurance company and the protagonist.

An EXCELLENT book and George Guidall is icing on the cake.
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- Paul T.

There's an app for that!

I haven't listened to or read a Robin Cook book in years. But the idea of having an iphone app called idoc was intriguing...and scary! Can you imagine using your iphone instead of seeing a doctor? How about your phone managing your meds? What if you're somewhere where the signal is lousy, your battery is dead and the power is out? I liked this book.
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- DebaDeb "Just looking for an enjoyable story! Books are my passion."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-05-2014
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio