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Fever by Robin Cook

Fever Fever by Robin Cook

GoodReads Description: "A brilliant cancer researcher discovers his daughter is a victim of leukemia resulting from a chemical plant conspiracy that not only promises to kill her, but will destroy his career if he tries to fight it."

My review


Rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a very frustrating read for me. Initially, the story was stale, old, been there - read that, but I kept reminding myself that this book was written in the early 80s. Maybe, the premise was somewhat newish, at the time. (Child comes down with leukemia presumably due to a factory dumping toxic waste into the local river.)

Another frustrating aspect was Charles' ever growing anger. Maybe not being a parent, I can't fully grasp the extent of his emotions. It just got to be annoying. I wanted to tell him to 'let it go, move on.' That said, I don't think the ending would've played out the same way, without him having taken that angry emotional journey.

I'd say the last 1/4 to 1/5 of the book veered slightly off the expected story line, finally offering a bit of a refreshing and enticing read.

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