Innocent lives are put in jeopardy in this terrifying new thriller that asks the question Are we prepared for the next epidemic A mysterious illness with disturbing symptoms is plaguing women across the United States It begins with memory loss and confusion and ends with the patient falling into a coma Medical professionals are at a loss for the cause, but one thing remInnocent lives are put in jeopardy in this terrifying new thriller that asks the question Are we prepared for the next epidemic A mysterious illness with disturbing symptoms is plaguing women across the United States It begins with memory loss and confusion and ends with the patient falling into a coma Medical professionals are at a loss for the cause, but one thing remains constant All of the victims are pregnant.Called in to consult on the case of his best friend s wife, neurologist Jack Wyatt has never seen anything like it Now, with the nation on the brink of panic, Jack and his colleagues are in race against time to find a cure.The disease they are calling Gestational Neuropathic Syndrome GNS is spreading Patients are dying and no one can guess what will happen next
Wow. I literally had a hard time putting this book down. When I did, I was already about 12 chapters into the book. However, I quickly rushed back to the book and finished the rest of the book in one sitting. The thought that Gestational Neuropathic Syndrome (GNS) could be real is very scary. In fact, for that matter the thought that any epidemic like this will give you goose bumps. As I was reading this book, my first thought was to flash to the movie starring Matt Damon "Contagion". Which if y [...]
I won a paperback copy of this book and really enjoyed it. Nice to read a solid medical thriller, a la Robin Cook or Michael Palmer style. Great set-up having pregnant women fall ill and end up in comas. Is it infectious? Is it bioterrorism? Dr. Jack Wyatt has to find both the cause and the cure before a less scrupulous physician serves up his own treatment plan. A nicely paced read with interesting medicine--fans of medical thrillers will enjoy it.
This was a solid medical thriller. Tess Ryan was fairly healthy and very pregnant when she collapsed at the gym. Admitted to the hospital with disturbing neurological symptoms, her husband , Mike, calls his best friend, Dr. Jack Wyatt, head of the neurology department at Ohio State University's College of Medicine and asks for his help. Mike is a techno-genius who made a fortune at developing software and video games. He gave a big chunk of money to his alma mater, Southeastern State's business [...]
Not much happened in terms of brainstorming and actually doing anything to discover a cure until around page 288. The pages before were spent rushing from one meeting to another and saying the exact same thing. Very interesting end result and cure, but I am still unclear about the whole Russian guy and whether bioterrorism.a bit confusing and seemingly swept under the rug during the Hail Mary cure.
Exciting. Maybe one plot twist too many. Maybe one unnecessary side plot. But scary, mostly realistic, especially eye opening on the politics behind academic medicine. Good examples too of how to properly do research and how not.
The author of this book is actually a practising pediatric surgeon, who has still managed to find time to follow his passion which is writing. Being a surgeon has definitely given him an edge on writing a medical thriller, but he manages to create a great story, without having us mind boggled at the medical terminology which is very refreshing. I love this type of book but some medical thrillers can be a bit daunting when you have no clue as to what the medical terms mean, this book avoided that [...]
Title: Error in DiagnosisAuthor: Mason LucasSynopsis (from bn):Innocent lives are put in jeopardy in this terrifying new thriller that asks the question: Are we prepared for the next epidemic?A mysterious illness with disturbing symptoms is plaguing women across the United States. It begins with memory loss and confusion and ends with the patient falling into a coma. Medical professionals are at a loss for the cause, but one thing remains constant: All of the victims are pregnant.Called in to co [...]
I received this book as a Giveaway and I'm glad I did. A well thought out medical thriller about a mysterious disease that strikes pregnant women in their 3rd trimester, Mr. Lucas' story kept up a fast pace with discoveries unfolding in every chapter. I loved the main character, Jack, a talented and ethical doctor who never loses sight of his objective, to save these women and their unborn children. He's hampered in his efforts by a wonderfully despicable neurosurgeon whose primary goal is to f [...]
It was an okay story, but I can't say I was particularly engaged. There were too many conversations and too much thinking about having conversations, meetings with characters that are relatively minor, and too much information about characters that are relatively minor. One major "twist" was really more of a misdirection and ended abruptly, even though a good deal of time was spent leading up to it being something important. So it was more of a fake-out than a twist. And I never felt the charact [...]
Medical triller mostly left me coldWhat I liked: thriller, hard-working good guys (doctors), hospital and national political considerations.What I did not like: I did not find any character to be particularly sympathetic (except for the victims), lack of character development, lots of scientific jargon that might or might not have been apropos. Also I thought there were too many coincidences and that the solution was WAY too condensed in time.Best for: those who like scientific or medical thrill [...]
I was fortunate to win a copy of ERROR IN DIAGNOSIS in a contest by the author. Let me start out by saying that as a retired nurse, my favorite genre is medical suspense/thrillers. Mason Lucas, M.D. brought his medical expertise into the writing of this thrilling novel. His writing is smooth, exciting and engaging. Characters are intriguing, flaws included. This is definitely a page turner that you should add to your to be read list. Pregnant patients are dying due to a disease called Gestationa [...]
WooooW ! what a great book. Anyone who like the medical genre (the likes of Micael Palmer or Robin Cook), Whould like this book from a new author. All I can hope for is, that we will see many more books like this one from Mason Lucas. There are some loose ends with some of the events, but who cares. I am sure that Mason Lucas will know how to avoid it in his next book. I am referring to the part that involves the FBI, with the criminal described through the story.
As a reviewer, I received an advanced copy and read all 423 pages within 3 days. I would stay up till 3-4am, flipping through the pages, needing to know what happened next. I found myself rooting for the protagonists and damning the antagonists! The story line is suspenseful and the pregnant women bring an emotional, thrilling feel. Worth your time, read the book!
[I received this book for free through First Reads.]The question that always comes up when a member of a selected profession pens a fictional story set within the world of that profession is "Yeah, but can he WRITE?" The answer here is a resounding YES. This is a thriller with actual thrills!
I won this book on . I don't usually read thrills but from the first page you wanted to know what was causing the illness/death of pregnant women. It really kept you turning pages as they searched for a cure.
I won this book in a giveaway and will review once I've read it.
Pregnant women are effected by some virus/disease and doctors/scientists are scrambling to find out what it is to find a cure
I don't take the flu shot and after reading this novel, I can assure you that I will NEVER take it unless it is FORCED upon me. This is a medical thriller on a roller coaster ride.
One of the best books I have ever read. It kept me spellbound all the way through. I was scared the Tess would not get through and have a healthy baby. One of the best medical thriller.