The Scorpion's Advance

Klein s death was as brutally horrifying as it was unexpected.Bacteriologist, Dr Neil Anderson is asked by the hospital authorities to try and discover what disease could possibly have transformed a healthy medical student into a grotesque corpse within hours His invesitigation uncovers an unlikely link between Klein s routine participation in testing a new drug and the rKlein s death was as brutally horrifying as it was unexpected.Bacteriologist, Dr Neil Anderson is asked by the hospital authorities to try and discover what disease could possibly have transformed a healthy medical student into a grotesque corpse within hours His invesitigation uncovers an unlikely link between Klein s routine participation in testing a new drug and the research laboratories of Dr Jacob Strauss, one of the foremost medical scientists of his day.Was Klein s death purely a medical mishap Or was it, as Anderson begins to suspect, the result of something much secret and infinitely sinister This book was first published by Collins Fontana in the UK in 1986 and reissued by Pocket Books, an imprint of Simon Schuster Ltd, in 1998.Ken McClure is the internationally bestselling author of over twenty medical thrillers such as The Lazarus Strain, The Gulf Conspiracy, White Death and Dust to Dust His books have been translated into twenty three languages and he has earned a reputation for the accuracy of his predicitions McClure s work is informed by his background as an award winning research scientist with the UK s Medical Research Council.
The Scorpion s Advance Klein s death was as brutally horrifying as it was unexpected Bacteriologist Dr Neil Anderson is asked by the hospital authorities to try and discover what disease could possibly have transformed a h

  • Title: The Scorpion's Advance
  • Author: Ken McClure
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “The Scorpion's Advance”

    1. I am a huge Ken McClure fan, and have read about five of his other novels all of which I loved. This one has been written almost three decades back, and the difference in the quality of writing and tautness in story telling is evident. His more recent works (like the Steven Dunbar series), are far more nuanced, polished, taut and focussed. He is a writer in the medical thriller genres, and that's where his strength lies.In this novel, however, the plot is slightly unbelievable since a humble med [...]

    2. Another fabulous book by Ken McClure, a little shorter than some of the others I’ve read but equally as satisfying. I found it a little hard to get into at first, a slow burn to start with, that quickly escalated into a blazing inferno of intrigue and action. McClure writes superbly, encapsulating his own medical expertise in his prose and weaving magical stories of intrigue, lies and inevitably an evil or dastardly plan to be foiled, if the protagonist is strong enough. Great characters that [...]

    3. Good storyline with plenty of twists, ending seemed a little abrupt, but a great way to pas a train journey.

    4. It was okay. much in the same vein as his other books. Easy to read, slightly unbelievable plot, but who needs realism all the time?

    5. Brilliant! Just BRILLIANT! I'm running out of Ken McClure books to read now, and sincerely hope I can find another author who has written equally superb books :-)

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