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MADicine

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Escaping a facility in California, a virus intended to helpcure theworld of violence unleashes an epidemic of rage infecting every nation on earth. A relieforganization with the unfortunate acronym W.A.R.T.is the world's only hope of salvation. Enter Alban Bane, an acerbic, outrageous detective, and his newpartner, Dr.Ada Kenner of the Center for Disease Control, who detec ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Kunati Inc.
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Nora Peevy
Oct 30, 2011 Nora Peevy rated it really liked it
Derek Armstrong's Madicine is a relevant fictional commentary on greed, biological warfare, and science ethics. Ada Kenner is a virologist who discovers a new strain of virus engineered to eliminate the violent gene in humans. If it worked correctly, the virus would eliminate all violence from its test subjects, but it doesn't. It causes an even greater violence to sweep through the continents as Ada and her team race against time to discover a cure and figure out who has manufactured this ...more
Donitello
May 03, 2008 Donitello rated it really liked it
DANG! Just like its opening character, Dr. Begley, MADICINE burst out of the gate like a shot and kept roaring down the road nonstop, with me hanging on for dear life. Fortunately, the book lasted longer than Begley. (That's not a spoiler -- all kinds of people kick the bucket before the story's finished.)

Taking the time-honored formulas of classical crime thrillers and adding his own brand of quirky irreverence, Armstrong has created a constantly moving tale of intrigue, greed, monstrosity, and
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Jul 21, 2010 Lesley rated it really liked it
I thought this was a really good trashy thriller read. The characters pick up from his earlier book, The Game. I liked it enough to want to own it but it's hard to find in the bookstore and in the library.
Angie
Oct 30, 2008 Angie rated it really liked it
Sequel in the Albane Bane series. Diabolical company rleases virus causing epidemic for profits. New character CDC scientist, possible interest for Bane, sets out to expose and cure plot.
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Reviews on my new release MADicine, the second Alban Bane Thriller!

"Detective Alban Bane's second outing takes a satirical look at genetics research companies, zombie films and more....Armstrong’s action-packed second novel.”—Publisher’s Weekly

“A cantakerous detective, Alban Bane ... a touch of the hit TV series House ... Bane adds a delightfully sarcastic tone to the action ... keeps us chuckling
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