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Even in the age of the genome and sophisticated biotechnology, medical progress still moves at a snail's pace. Seasoned investigators are matured by experience and they accept the virtue of the too-slow scientific process. The young, however have been brought up in a world of instant gratification, and they barrel ahead never looking back to see the havoc in their wake.
So it is with Dr. Harmony Lane. In her single-minded obsession to cure her patients, she cuts corners and treats a desperately ill woman with an experimental viral vector provided by an unscrupulous research scientist. While he shares her impatience, he cares nothing for her humanistic sensibilities. She uses a similar vector on her patients with autoimmune diseases.
While the vector has remarkable curative properties, it soon becomes clear that it has devastating and lethal side effects.
The race is on to cure or at least control the vector before it kills again.
The novel proves, once again, that "the road to hell is paved with good intentions".
©2013 Lawrence W. Gold, M.D. (P)2014 Lawrence W. Gold, M.D.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-29-16


This is one of my favorite series. The Plague Within has a compelling premise and the story delivers.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Debbie on 09-03-14


If you could sum up The Plague Within in three words, what would they be?

Not Quite There--OR--Well Worth Reading

What does Daniel Polonka bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I like him very much.

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

I enjoyed the first book in the series and look forward to reading the next one. Made me think and was simultaneously a relaxing read.

Any additional comments?

Character development impressive. Real science and moral issues. Pace easy not an intense thriller so perhaps billed inappropriately (over sold) by publisher?

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