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Miracle Cure

(1991)
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Publisher's Weekly
Coben ( Play Dead ) adroitly applies the fundamental rules of thrillerdom (offer a raft of potential villains; keep the action moving at breakneck speed) in this highly entertaining novel about a conspiracy apparently designed to prevent the development of a cure for AIDS. When one of a trio of research scientists on the brink of coming up with an AIDS antidote dies, it looks like suicide, but TV journalist Sara Lowell and her husband, NBA star Michael Silverman, who are friends of the clinic's founder, think otherwise. Their suspicions are confirmed when several clinic patients, including the son of a U.S. senator, are murdered. A televangelist with his own agenda, Sara's prominent physician father, and a high-ranking government official all seem intent upon derailing the AIDS research, a situation that becomes most personal when Michael is diagnosed with the disease. Police lieutenant ''Twitch'' Bernstein, a closet homosexual, ultimately comes face-to-face with the person responsible for the killings. The final revelation of the identity of the master conspirator comes as a real surprise. This page-turner also raises some interesting questions about medical research and its funding.

Library Journal
Coben is the author of one previous novel, Play Dead ( LJ 4/1/90). His new effort is an uneasy stew of contemporary American types: beautiful good girl who is a TV news celebrity; her sister, beautiful bad girl with a heart of gold; handsome basketball star stricken with AIDS; selfless doctor who may have discovered that disease's cure; totally evil contract killer; and hypocritical TV evangelist. These types and others are stirred into a pretty unbelievable story that ranges from New York City to Washington, D.C. to Bang kok and amasses an impressive body count. Despite such drawbacks, Coben keeps the reader's interest by fleshing out the stereotypes a little bit and moving the plot fast enough to overcome the more incredible aspects. A marginal purchase for public libraries.-- A.J. Wright, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham

School Library Journal
YA-- Coben casts a dynamic, beautiful, and successful woman, Sara Lowell, and her handsome and famous sports figure, Michael Silverman, as his main characters. Their friend, Dr. Harvey Riker, takes them into his confidence when he tells them that his medical clinic has discovered a cure for AIDS. To his horror, his cured patients are being murdered by a serial killer dubbed the Gay Slasher by the media. Sara's father is in stiff competition with Riker for funding of his cancer clinic and her sister, Cassandra, is romantically involved with the doctor. When Michael collapses on the basketball court and is diagnosed as HIV positive, tracking down the murderer and supporting Riker's clinic take on new dimensions for Sara. This is a fast moving mystery that's sure to capture YAs' attention, especially in light of today's headlines.-- Katherine Fitch, Lake Braddock Secondary School, Burke, VA

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2012 : UK Hardback
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 1-4458-5960-2 / 978-1-4458-5960-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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June 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 1-4091-2263-8 / 978-1-4091-2263-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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1991 : USA Hardback
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 1-61793-215-9 / 978-1-61793-215-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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October 1992 : UK Hardback
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 0-7499-0121-7 / 978-0-7499-0121-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus Books
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September 1991 : USA Hardback
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 0-945167-39-3 / 978-0-945167-39-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: British Amer Pub Ltd
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Paperback Editions

November 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 1-4091-5047-X / 978-1-4091-5047-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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June 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 0-451-23932-6 / 978-0-451-23932-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 1-4072-5002-7 / 978-1-4072-5002-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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September 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 1-4458-5961-0 / 978-1-4458-5961-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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September 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 0-451-23491-X / 978-0-451-23491-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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June 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 1-4091-2076-7 / 978-1-4091-2076-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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July 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 1-4091-2077-5 / 978-1-4091-2077-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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July 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 0-451-23423-5 / 978-0-451-23423-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
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June 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 1-4091-3260-9 / 978-1-4091-3260-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 0-451-99997-5 / 978-0-451-99997-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orion Books
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June 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 1-56171-126-8 / 978-1-56171-126-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: S.P.I. Books
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Audio Editions

March 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 1-5012-4660-7 / 978-1-5012-4660-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 1-4692-3608-7 / 978-1-4692-3608-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 1-4692-9707-8 / 978-1-4692-9707-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2013 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 1-4692-9708-6 / 978-1-4692-9708-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 1-4418-5401-0 / 978-1-4418-5401-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 1-4418-5887-3 / 978-1-4418-5887-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 1-4418-5892-X / 978-1-4418-5892-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2011 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 1-4418-5888-1 / 978-1-4418-5888-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2011 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 1-4418-5889-X / 978-1-4418-5889-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2011 : UK Audio CD
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
ISBN: 1-4091-3180-7 / 978-1-4091-3180-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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September 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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September 2011 : UK Audio edition
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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June 2011 : UK Audio edition
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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January 2011 : UK Audio CD
Title: Miracle Cure (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Harlan Coben, narrated by Eric Meyers
ISBN: 1-4074-6713-1 / 978-1-4074-6713-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
Publisher: Dutton
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June 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Miracle Cure
Author(s): Harlan Coben
Publisher: Orion
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