Newly divorced surgeon Dr. Kim Regis is determined to remain a good father to his only son, Selden. On a special night out, Kim takes Seldon to his favorite fast-food restaurant for a feast of burgers and fries. But the good time turns to tragedy: the young boy becomes gravely ill and dies as a... show more
Newly divorced surgeon Dr. Kim Regis is determined to remain a good father to his only son, Selden. On a special night out, Kim takes Seldon to his favorite fast-food restaurant for a feast of burgers and fries. But the good time turns to tragedy: the young boy becomes gravely ill and dies as a result of poisoning by E. coli. bacteria found in the meat. Was Seldon's death a result of shoddy food-handling practices? Or was it a sophisticated case of product tampering - by a rival fast-foot giant or a disgruntled employee? Or perhaps by someone with a score to settle with Kim? Taking a leave from his surgical practice, Kim devotes his energies to solving the mystery full time. But he immediately hits a brick walls: a code of silence more impenetrable than anything he has ever encountered in his medical career. Instead of a cold-shoulder reception, however, Kim is soon met with a boot and a fist as thugs attempt to quash his inquiry. Aided by his ex-wife, Kim pursues a trail of deadly evidence, uncovering complicity and guilt stretching from the slaughterhouse floor to the corporate boardroom. Racing against time before more are poisoned, the two come face-to-face with the shocking and elusive truth. And in their life-and-death search for answers, they rediscover the reasons they first fell in love. With trademark pulse-pounding flair, Robin Cook delivers a cutting-edge thriller, borrowing from today's fears and tomorrow's medical technology.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 1st 1999
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Robin Cook presents a thriller with situations torn from the headlines. In "Toxin," food-borne illness is the medical problem exacerbated by the cozy relationship between the USDA and meat processing plants.Dr. Kim Reggis' daughter Becky falls ill after eating an undercooked hamburger, which leads ...
I went vegetarian for over a year after I read this book. While I still like a good steak, I definitely think about the source before I buy.
Don't read this book if you want to continue to be able to eat hamburger without throwing up. I liked this book, and it repulsed me at the same time. It was enough to make me stop and think about what I eat, but probably unfortunately, it wasn't enough to make me stop eating meat. It was very suspen...