The Fifth Vial - Michael Palmer
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  • While the topic is familiar, the most interesting part of the book is in the Acknowledgments
  • The bad company is a pharmacy chain much like CVS, the bad guys consider themselves to be elite and and deserving of transplants even if they have to take the organs from unsuspecting donors
  • This is neither a waste of time nor the best use of your time

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      This is yet another book (of fiction)about the growing business of organ transplants. While the topic is familiar, the most interesting part of the book is in the Acknowledgments.

      Michael acknowledges “various experts in organ donation, who have asked to remain anonymous”.

      Of course that peaked my interest, why would they want to remain anonymous? We’ll never know


      but it was still interesting.

      The story itself was not very original, if you are a fan of the show Fringe the plot moves along with few surprises.

      The bad company is a pharmacy chain much like CVS, the bad guys consider themselves to be elite and and deserving of transplants even if they have to take the organs from ...


      • unsuspecting donors.

        The number of people in the medical profession who are involved do make you a little weary of some of the tests that are always being ordered when you go to the doctor.

        What makes this interesting is that the story is not especially shocking or telling.

        There are true stories every day of poor people in

        India for example selling their kidneys and in some cases being kidnapped for kidneys.

        Medical tourism is a growing business and the poor are almost always the ones who are exploited.

        Is this a must read? No.

        It is serviceable enough? Yes.

        This is neither a waste of time nor the best use of your time.




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