What are the best medical thriller books?

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    #1The Gulf Conspiracy

    The Gulf Conspiracy
    The Gulf Conspiracy is a book by Ken McClure that tells the story of Ex-Special Forces Medic, Dr. Steven Dunbar as he investigates the death of war veterans with the same disease. 
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    Brenda Harrison
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "This is a decent book but does lack depth and all around character development in my personal opinion. "
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    #2Fatal Reaction

    Fatal Reaction
    Fatal Reaction is a book by Belinda Frisch that tells the story of Paramedic Anneliese Ashmore. her sister died of suicide but Ana is not convinced about it, so she investigated and she will discover the reason behind her sister's death.
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    Marisol Arenas
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "Decent reviews but not many of them on this medical thriller book."
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    #3A Case of Need

    A Case of Need

    A Case of Need is a book by Michael Crichton that tells the story of a prominent family in the world of Boston medicine. The death of the daughter of Randall family because of abortion will explode and things will get messier.  

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    Gerald Hudson
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "The solution does a nice job of sucking you into the story without revealing too much, as you never want to do with a Michael Crichton book. I actually live in Boston so I can tell you that I agree, there is not much more featured in Boston (outside of sports) then our Medicine. The combination of a wealthy family, and a death/murder, is a great way to sell the book"
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    #4The Andromeda Strain

    The Andromeda Strain

    The Andromeda Strain is a book by Michael Crichton that tells the story of an organism from the space that accidentally fell on Arizona and the inhabitants there died. Its a mystery that needs to be solved. 

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    George Greene
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "As a medical professional and scientist, it is a guilty pleasure of mine to read these medical thriller books. Without spoiling it, I wish I could write a positive review but I can't. For starters, the story is just unsatisfying and does not make sense to me. As the reader, that is up to you to decide; however, I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone who is satisfied with their lives. Next, the book is poorly written and fills up a lot of space with charts. I'm paying for a story, not for the author's paper. Purchase at your own discretion!"
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    #5The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

    The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

    The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston discusses how the life-threatening Ebola outbreak has started and how it affects human beings. This book also raises awareness about the frightening virus. 

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    Diane Burton
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "This book is very interesting and scary. This disease is definitely scary. I would highly recommend this book."
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    #6Past Aghast

    Past Aghast

    Past Aghast is a book by Edwin Dasso that tells the story of Jack Bass. He is a retired Army Doctor and the war from Iraq left him with an uncontrollable trauma that causes him to do things he did not know. 

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    Denise McCoy
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "My husband loves reading medical thrillers and he came across Past Aghast by Edwin Dasso at a book fair. He absolutely loved it! From beginning to end, the story was gripping and had the perfect blend of medical drama and suspense."
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    #7Beautiful Affliction

    Beautiful Affliction

    Beautiful Affliction: A Memoir by Lene Fogelberg has gained a gold medal in the Independent Publisher Books Awards 2016. It narrates the story of the author when she found out of her fatal congenital heart disease. 

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    Gerardo de la Torre
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "Beautiful Affliction: A Memoir is an amazing emotional journey. The author pours out all of her thoughts and feelings into this memoir that gives tremendous insight into her personal struggles."
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    #8Outbreak

    Outbreak

    Outbreak by Robin Cook is a medical fiction novel originally published in 1987. This book tells the horrifying story of an Ebola virus outbreak in the United States. Outbreak is preceded by Mindbend.

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    Jesse James
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Outbreak is a super interesting and unique novel that really does some awesome stuff. Definitely a recommended read!"
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    #9Chromosome 6

    Chromosome 6
    Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook is a medical thriller novel originally published in 1997. This book tells the story of pathologist Jack Stapleton and his colleague, Laurie Montgomery. Chromosome 6 is a New York Times Bestseller.
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    William Alexander
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "I never knew about this genre and I am glad I came across this."
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    #10Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta)

    Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta)

    Postmortem is a mystery thriller fiction and the first book in Kay Scarpetta series written by Patricia Cornwell. It is published in 1990 by Scribner Book Company. 

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    Larry Rivera
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Patricia knows how to get the most out of all her books and this one is great too. If you love medical mysteries and biting your fingernails in excitement then give this one a try. "
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    #11Coma

    Coma

    Coma by Robin Cook is a thriller novel originally published in 1977. This is book tells the story of a medical student named Susan Wheeler and her co-trainees in the Boston Memorial Hospital. Coma is a New York Times Bestseller.

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    Parakram Verma
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Wasn't expecting much from relatively old book, but it taught me one lesson. Never judge a book by it's age!"
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    #12Extreme Measures

    Extreme Measures

    Extreme MeasuresYoung is a book by Michael Plamer that tells the story of the talented Dr. Eric Najarian. He is a prospect of a secret club to be their new member, but he has seen too much and he might be the next victim.

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    Cheryl Armstrong
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "This book will definitely keep your attention. I loved the suspense of it all. I would recommend for anyone who wants a good read so they can forget about life's problems. This book kept me absorbed and I finished it rather quickly."
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    #13Acceptable Risk

    Acceptable Risk

    Acceptable Risk by Robin Cook is a medical thriller book published in 1994. This novel follows the story of a scientist named Edward Armstrong who is doing a medical test and decided to inject to himself the drugs that he is working on.

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    Michael Weber
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Injecting yourself with experimental drugs is NOT a good idea! However, in the name of science this doctor does just that. Very interesting! "
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    #14Vital Signs

    Vital Signs

    Vital Signs by Robin Cook is a medical thriller novel originally published in 1991. This book tells follows the married life of a successful epidemiologist, Marissa Blumenthal. Vital Signs is preceded by Outbreak.

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    Jerry Martinez
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "In the world of medical thrillers there are not many good books to choose from. Vital Signs is an adequate novel, but that's just it, it's only adequate. The prose are mediocre, and the plot is just thick enough to not reveal itself two chapters. If you like the genre, pick it up when you've got nothing else to do."
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    #15The Year of the Intern

    The Year of the Intern
    The Year of the Intern by Robin Cook is a thriller novel published in 1972. Unlike other books by Cook, this novel follows the story of an intern - Dr. Peters - through the fall and peak of his career and identity.
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    Phillip Phillips
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "This series of books has been heavily engaging and I would very much recommend it to any fan of thrillers especially to anyone working in the medical field. The Year of the Intern kept me following the journey of an intern and at no point did I become disinterested. I could definitely say that it kept me guessing until the end and I will probably revisit this story in the future."
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    #16Foreign Body

    Foreign Body

    Foreign Body by Robin Cook is a medical fiction thriller novel first published in 2008. This book tells a series of unexplainable deaths in a foreign hospital where a UCLA medical student was sent. It is followed by Intervention.

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    Douglas Henderson
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "I was going through books and I saw Foreign Body. Foreign Body had good reviews and seemed interesting. Mysterious deaths interest me. This book was really good and I had no idea how it was going to end. I was really surprised at the end."
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    #17Toxin

    Toxin

    Toxin by Robin Cook is a thriller novel originally published in 1998. This book follows the story of a surgeon who just recently divorced with his wife and his attempt to save his daughter from E.Coli infection. 

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    Donna Collins
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "if you are thrilled by medical books, this is your type. it follows a story of a surgeon who just recently divorced with his wife and his attempt to save his daughter from E.Coli infection. "
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    #18Brain

    Brain
    Brain by Robin Cook is a thriller novel first published in 1981. This book envisions how a future of humans hard-wired with computers in their brain will be. Brain is preceded by Sphinx and followed by Fever.
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    Amit Mittal
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "This is a wonderful book! The author has a wonderful piece of work that keeps you engaged and turning page after page late beyond your bed time. The characters and plot will definitely leave you in suspense."
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    #19Seizure

    Seizure
    Seizure by Robin Cook is a medical thriller novel first published in 2003. This book follows the issue of advanced therapeutic cloning. Seizure is at Number 6 for The New York Times Best Seller List in 2003.
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    Kathleen Hunter
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "I never knew I liked medical thrillers until this book debuted. It really is an interesting look into the fast paced world of medicine. "
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    #20Turn of Mind

    Turn of Mind

    Turn of Mind is a mystery thriller fiction written by Alice LaPlante. This tells the story of a surgeon Dr. White being considered as the prime suspect in the death of her friend. This novel is published in 2011 by Bond Street Books.
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    Aanya Mukopadhyay
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This book was really interesting. I don't know what it would be like to read it as someone who is very young, but I'm middle-aged, so this is sort of timely (I'm not in the alzheimer's generation, just yet - but I can see it from here!). It reminded me, in a weird way, of The Sound and the Fury (the unreliable narrator). But in this case, it's Faulkner meets Agatha Christie. This is a great book! Strongly recommended. "
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    #21Harmful Intent

    Harmful Intent

    Harmful Intent is a fiction novel written by Robin Cook. This medical thriller novel was originally published in 1990. It tells the story of an anesthesiologist who is found guilty of disregarding a human life.

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    Amber Rose
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Robin Cook has been one of my favorite authors since I started reading for pleasure many years ago. He can weave a story like no other, and Harmful Intent is no exception. He creates characters and situations that make you want to stay up all night just to see what happens next. I was able to finish this book in three days because I just could not put it down!"
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    #22White Fire (Pendergast)

    White Fire (Pendergast)
    White Fire is the thirteenth book in the collaborative, thrilling, crime, and mystery series for adults by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. It was released in late 2013. It is about a woman who is accused of killing a number of people in a spa resort.
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    Lori Coleman
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "White Fire has a great way of pulling the past and present together. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. I loved the dance between the theories of then and what was happening in the present. Worth the read. "
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    #23Hunting the Midnight Shark

    Hunting the Midnight Shark
    Hunting the Midnight Shark is a thriller fiction novel written by Conrad Brasso. This action fiction novel is first published in 2013 by Klug Publishing Group, LLC. 
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    Jordan Gonzalez
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Add: Author Conrad Brasso was born on the prairies of the Great Plains, Conrad Brasso has traveled to more than ninety nations in a professional capacity. He has an international scope to his writings. About CIA agent Trey Stone and the effluvial and Machiavellian world of child trafficking. Average Amazon review 4 1/2 stars."
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    #24Love Gone Mad

    Love Gone Mad

    Love Gone Mad is a thriller romance fiction written by Mark Rubinstein. It is first published in 2013 by Thunder Lake Press.

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    Alexander Bishop
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This reminds me of a movie I watched recently in April 2018 called Unsane where the person that is an assistant at the hospital stalks the main protagonist played by Claire Foy. This book however is more of a thriller in the sense that both Megan and Adrian have to survive the ordeal from an unknown stalker which makes it much more exciting."
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    #25Scourge

    Scourge

    Scourge is a medical thriller mystery novel written by Charley Pearson. This book was published by Fiery Seas Publishing, LLC on 10 August 2018. This book features the protagonists Stacy Romani and Aatos Pires.

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    Charley Pearson
    Written on September 4, 2018
    "Might want to give this one a try. Fresh out and getting good reviews so far. Desperation vs. morality,and a virus unlike anything in nature (or fiction)."
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    #26The Red Death

    The Red Death

    The Red Death is a book written by Birgitte Märgen which features a world wherein the ancient plague Black Death reemerges as a fictional disease called The Red Death. The book is available on Kindle.

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    Birgitte Margen
    Written on October 13, 2018
    ""Well written and fast paced. This book had engaging characters, lots of action and a good plot. The book was super easy to read. Looking forward to reading more by this author." -Gerri A new thriller that is starting to generate buzz. Please give it a read!"

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Best What are the best medical thriller books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Gulf ConspiracyBooks 35 Paid
2Fatal ReactionBooks 31 Paid
3A Case of NeedBooks 29 Paid
4The Andromeda StrainBooks 29 Paid
5The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola VirusBooks 28 Paid
6Past AghastBooks 27 Paid
7Beautiful AfflictionBooks 25 Paid
8OutbreakBooks 25 Paid
9Chromosome 6Books 24 Paid
10Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta)Books 21 Paid
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