Tainted : Dr. Zol Szabo Medical Mysteries

  • by Ross Pennie
  • Narrated by P. J. Ochlan
  • Series: Dr. Zol Szabo Medical Mysteries
  • 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great book

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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- Rhonda

not a complete waste of time, quite

Far from the worst medical thriller I've read/heard, this also is far from the best. I will say that it's the first time that having migraines for 35 years helped me figure out the culprit in a mystery thriller...not a real bonus, but what the hey. It had fairly good science, the characters were ok.
I wish I could give the reader 2 1/2 stars; he did an okay job on most things, if not inspired, but he made the mistake of trying to give the South African character a South African accent...he fails. The woman sounds like an Aussie with a badly sprained tongue. I worked & socialized with several South Africans for 4 years, so I'm familiar with the accent & know it's one of the more difficult ones to try and imitate, but Ochlan would've been much better off to just not have tried.
Sort of an underwhelming book, i didn't cringe too much listening to it (except when the SA woman was speaking), but it was rather forgettable. I doubt I'll listen to it again, unless I get desperate.
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- Kelly Howard

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-11-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios