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The Gulf Conspiracy (Dr Steven Dunbar #4)

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  131 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
It s 1990, and behind the closed doors of Colonel Warner s mansion in the English countryside, Government minister Sir James Gardiner becomes one of the first privileged few to hear terrifying news from the Gulf. A vaccine being issued to Allied forces that will shortly go into battle against Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been contaminated. Not by the enemy, but one of ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Allison and Busby (first published January 1st 2004)
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Jan 19, 2013 Lianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
This is the first Ken McClure book I've read and I will definitely be picking up more by this author. I initially thought the book might have a bit too much science and politics in it for my interest, but McClure manages to give enough detail to make the story plausible without it being boring. After a slightly slow start, the story moves along at a nice pace, and although there's not a lot of character development, Dr Steven Dunbar seems a fairly likeable and solid lead. Overall the book was a ...more
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Mar 13, 2012 Karine Whitton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Took a little time to get into as the story is being set at the beginning of the book but as soon as the investigation started,I couldn't put it down!

The scenario itself is interesting, using a Gulf War Syndrome theory. I was left with a sense of injustice when I completed the book.
Sep 12, 2012 Anand rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yet another thrilling and gripping novel by McClure. I have started noticing a pattern in his style of writing.

First 25-30% of his plot typically describes a crisis situation that almost becomes a nightmare, but things turn out to be a fizzle, leaving Dunbar (and indeed, the reader) thinking the worst is over. Then, the next portion of his novels, say till about 75% mark, deals with some situation or development that is seemingly unconnected to the initial developments and at times often read a
Another excellent Dr Steven Dunbar story. Has other people have said it does take a while to get going there is a lot of bits at the start which do seem rather tedious but suppose they were needed to explain the processes but once it gets going its keeps you hooked

Sep 30, 2012 Sandi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love this Steven Dunbar books this was my fifth one. I reading them in orderj
Sep 20, 2011 Nash rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easy to read and the plot quite intriguing...
Jan 17, 2016 Don rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Gulf Conspiracy is a good to listen [or read] to and focuses on government conspiracies and cover up. There is, naturally, the incident which has to be hushed up and then the good guy tracks down potential sources of information, often with dire consequences.

The end was a bit brief for me 13 like driving a car into a brick wall [not that I have ever done that; I settled for going over the handlebars of my motorbike]. The ride is enjoyable but stopping is severe!
This was an enjoyable story about a government cover-up and would make a good film, but I found the language rather ripe and quite unnecessary.
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I thought this book was an 'investigative thriller' but it seemed to be nothing more than political meetings without any investigation. I read 60 pages and there was no investigation into anything. In fact there appeared no investigation and nothing thrilling. A story about contamination of vaccine given to soldiers during the gulf war it seemed to me to be told only by describing each meeting with ministers and high ranking army personnel.

I gave up reading it. I suppose I like description narr
May 31, 2016 Michael rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
far fetched but interesting enough
scientist as pants man?
I gave this 4 stars instead of the 5 stars I gave the first 3 Dunbar books. I didn't find it captured me as fully as the first three. I still read it in one day (by the pool on holiday!) and it was still a great read...but not as enjoyable as the previous 3. On to number 5 regardless though as 'twas still a good read
Jul 02, 2011 Pen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dr Dunbar is a randy fella. This was the 4th Dunbar book I've read in a week. Time to take a break from him. Good read, but I'm tired of the good doctor.
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Jan 11, 2013 Amanda Wilson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I like Ken McClure but I didnt like this book at all.
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Oct 18, 2013 Trine Villemann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a big fan of Dr Steven Dunbar.
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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 R ...more
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