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The Anvil

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  57 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Cytogerm is a wonder drug but has been shown to have lethal side effects. Its manufacturers have withdrawn it but now seem hellbent on eliminating everyone concerned with its development. Dr Sean MacLean would like to know why but, as he was head of the surgical team using it, he finds himself in the firing line. His life has become the stuff of nightmares.

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Kindle Edition, 266 pages
Published January 1st 2011 (first published 1985)
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John Cress
Jul 06, 2011 John Cress rated it really liked it
This book has a little bit of everything. It starts off with a serious of murders and the story builds through action and circumstances. It is part medical thriller but with a lot of action and adventure. It is a fun read in a way that McGuyver or an Arnold movie was a fun viewing which is a compliment. The writing style is very straightforward and easy to read. I was a bit worried that I'd be reading a science textbook due to the book being marketing as a medical read but this aspect of the ...more
Liv Moreno
Mar 22, 2012 Liv Moreno rated it liked it
Okay, here's the thing with this novel, it's a video game. For those of you that play RPG type video games (by them first person shooters or otherwise), you'll feel yourself reading this as if you were watching the cut scenes to a mediocre video game. At one point, I actually thought to myself, "Well, they found the final Boss." It's interesting enough to keep you going because you're curious to see how they're going to manage to tie up all those loose ends.

Sadly, just like many mediocre video g
Feb 22, 2014 Anand rated it really liked it
I have read a fair bit of the author's works and love his novels. But unlike his other novels, this one was very different. The first half of the book is outstanding.... the character heavy setting dominate every moment. It is the second half that disappoints, since the novel suddenly turns into an outlandish mishmash of action straight from an early James Bond movie showing secret instalation with strange experiments going on. The absolute last page and a half is too sudden and rushed, though ...more
Apr 05, 2013 Liz rated it liked it
This book starts off with so much promise, but it some how just doesnt hit the mark. At the start of the book, I was unsure which direction it was going to take. I kept reading to see what happens, it wasnt a bad book just cant put my finger on it, It felt a tad too long and I was thinking are they ever going to achieve the task?
Joy Burton
Mar 21, 2016 Joy Burton rated it it was amazing
Utterly compelling read

Ever wanted to read a book that you can't put down nor do you want it to end.....then this is the book for you
All Ken Mclure's books are brilliant,but this one has just gone into my number one spot
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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-five 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 ...more
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