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Ebook Details
  • 12/2017
  • 978-0-9907597-5-1 B075NX5981
  • 264 pages
  • $2.99
Paperback Details
  • 12/2017
  • 978-0-9907597-4-4 B075NX5981
  • 264 pages
  • $11.99
Hardcover Details
  • 12/2017
  • 978-0-9907597-3-7
  • 264 pages
  • $11.61
Audio Details
  • 06/2018
  • B07D3XVLJM
  • 264 pages
  • $15.30
The Organ Growers: a novel of surgical suspense (McBride #2)

Adult; Mystery/Thriller; (Market)

In the second book of the McBride trilogy, Dr. David McBride enters the story having committed an egregious act that transgresses both moral and civil law. Left with no semblance of a normal life—his family, freedom, and humanity stripped away—he resigns to accept his fate and face whatever punishment is forthcoming. But, David McBride is too valuable a commodity to languish in prison, and he soon finds himself caught between opposing forces—a corporate spy representing a Russian biotech firm, and a man trying to save his daughter’s life—who are battling for control of the tissue engineering and organ fabrication technologies that are vital to the growth of human organs in the laboratory.
Reviews
Van Anderson hits the ground running in the breathless middle volume of his medical thriller trilogy featuring Dr. David McBride (after 2014’s The Organ Takers). McBride and his mentor, Dr. Andrew Turnbull, were dismissed from NYU Medical Center’s Department of Surgery two years earlier after allegations that they accepted bribes to move patients up on a transplant wait list. In the prior book, Turnbull abducted and killed McBride’s wife and unborn child, and this sequel opens with McBride’s revenge: he injects Turnbull with a chemical that causes his former friend to suffocate. McBride manages to escape from the NYPD with the help of a shadowy NSA agent, Richard Whitestone, who offers McBride a deal: if the doctor uses Turnbull’s research to grow a kidney for Whitestone’s dying daughter, the operative will help keep McBride’s one surviving family member, his father, from being permanently sedated in a psychiatric ward. Robin Cook fans will appreciate Van Anderson’s skill at combining action with plausible extrapolations of what is currently medically possible. (BookLife)
Kirkus Reviews

The second installment of Van Anderson’s series ably expands on the previous installment’s story. Some new particulars regarding the enigmatic White, for example, make him a stronger, more intriguing character; for instance, the spy turns out to be better at surveillance than hand-to-hand combat, and as a result, he’s just as vulnerable as David is. The energetic narrative keeps its edge with a constant sense of threat: Heather has a limited amount of time left to live, and the cops and Russians pursuing David are sometimes a step ahead of him. As in the previous series entry, there’s plenty of medical terminology, but it’s generally comprehensible, as David explains much of it to White. Van Anderson also offers striking details, as when David vividly describes a gruesome wound that he suffered during the events of the last book.

A commendable thriller that makes its medical science riveting and exhilarating.

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 12/2017
  • 978-0-9907597-5-1 B075NX5981
  • 264 pages
  • $2.99
Paperback Details
  • 12/2017
  • 978-0-9907597-4-4 B075NX5981
  • 264 pages
  • $11.99
Hardcover Details
  • 12/2017
  • 978-0-9907597-3-7
  • 264 pages
  • $11.61
Audio Details
  • 06/2018
  • B07D3XVLJM
  • 264 pages
  • $15.30

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