By Robin Cook
November 1, 2015
From number one New York Times bestselling author and master of the medical thriller Robin Cook comes an explosive new novel. Host takes readers back to where the genre began, with Coma, and asks a chilling question: what happens when innocent hospital patients are used as medical ‘incubators’ against their will?
Lynn Pierce, a fourth-year medical student at Mason Dixon University, thinks she has her life figured out. But when her otherwise healthy boyfriend, Carl, is admitted to hospital for routine surgery, Lynn is devastated by his sudden death.
Convinced there’s more to the story that what the authorities are willing to reveal, Lynn searches for answers, using all her university resources – including her initially reluctant lab partner, Edward – to hunt down evidence of medical error or malpractice.
What she uncovers, however, is far more disturbing. Hospitals associated with Sentinel Healthcare, including the one attached to the university, have unnervingly high rates of unexplained complications and patients contracting serious and terminal illnesses in the wake of routine surgery.
When Lynn and Edward begin to receive death threats, they know they’re onto something bigger than either of them anticipated. They must discover the truth, before the shadowy forces behind Sentinel Healthcare can put a stop to their efforts once and for all.