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Seizure - by Robin Cook (2003, Hardcover)
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Seizure - by Robin Cook (2003, Hardcover)
Seizure - by Robin Cook (2003, Hardcover)

Seizure - by Robin Cook (2003, Hardcover)

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Seizure - by Robin Cook (2003, Hardcover)

Senator Ashley Butler is a quintessential Southern demagogue whose support of traditional American values includes a knee-jerk reaction against virtually all biotechnologies. When he's called to chair a subcommittee introducing legislation to ban new cloning technology, the senator views his political future in bold relief; and Dr. Daniel Lowell, inventor of the technique that will take stem cell research to the next level, sees a roadblock positioned before his biotech startup.

The two seemingly opposite personalities clash during the senate hearings, but the men have a common desire. Butler's hunger for political power far outstrips his concern for the unborn; and Lowell's pursuit of gargantuan personal wealth and celebrity overrides any considerations for patients' well-being. Further complicating the proceedings is the confidential news that Senator Butler has developed Parkinson's disease-leading the senator and the researcher into a Faustian pact. In a perilous attempt to prematurely harness Lowell's new technology, the therapy leaves the senator with the horrifying effects of temporal lobe epilepsy-seizures of the most bizarre order.

Torn from the headlines, Seizure is a cautionary tale for a time where biotechnology pulls us into a promising yet frightening new world.

Product Details -
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Putnam; 1st edition (July 1, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0399148760
ISBN-13: 978-0399148767
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.5 x 9.3 inches
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