Tampered: A Dr. Zol Szabo Medical Mystery

Tampered: A Dr. Zol Szabo Medical Mystery

Hardback Dr. Zol Szabo Medical Mysteries

By (author) Ross Pennie

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  • Publisher: ECW Press,Canada
  • Format: Hardback | 295 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 232mm x 30mm | 640g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Montreal
  • ISBN 10: 1550229362
  • ISBN 13: 9781550229363
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 1,231,925

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When a bout of food poisoning strikes a residence for lively seniors blessed with generous pensions and high-ranking political connections, Dr. Zol Szabo, public health doctor turned medical detective, assembles his investigative team. But the epidemic's source proves elusive; the death count rises and when the scourge threatens someone close to Zol, he calls in his friend and colleague Hamish Wakefield, a microbe connoisseur with a nose for exotic diagnoses. Though Hamish uncovers other dangers, he can't crack the puzzle, and neither can the health unit's outbreak-hunting whiz kid. It takes the observant octogenarians to expose the deaths for what they really are: a string of murders. Fast-paced and intricately plotted, "Tampered "is second in a series of books to feature Dr. Zol Szabo and his quirky surrounding cast of mystery-solving public health officials.

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Ross Pennieis a physician and a professor at McMaster University. He is the author of "The Unforgiving Tides." He lives in Brantford, Ontario.

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"Perhaps this sort of deliciously morbid thriller is becoming our particular gift to the genre. First came Montreal's Kathy Reichs and her books about a forensic anthropologist (which form the basis of the TV series Bones). Now comes Dr. Pennie and his insight into the world of exotic cooties. Canada may not have given the world a lot of action heroes. But we sure know how to give it the creeps."" --National Post"