The Gulf Conspiracy (Dr Steven Dunbar, #4)
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The Gulf Conspiracy (Dr Steven Dunbar #4)

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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 on...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 28th 2004 by Allison & Busby (first published January 1st 2004)
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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...more
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
Karine Whitton
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.
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


I love this Steven Dunbar books this was my fifth one. I reading them in orderj
Easy to read and the plot quite intriguing...
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...more
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
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.
Amanda Wilson
I like Ken McClure but I didnt like this book at all.
Trine Villemann
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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