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Seizure

(2002)
A novel by

 
 
Senator Ashley Butler is a quintessential Southern demagogue whose support of traditional American values includes a knee-jerk reaction against virtually all biotechnologies. When he's called to chair a subcommittee introducing legislation to ban new cloning technology, the senator views his political future in bold relief; and Dr. Daniel Lowell, inventor of the technique that will take stem cell research to the next level, sees a roadblock positioned before his biotech startup.

The two seemingly opposite personalities clash during the senate hearings, but the men have a common desire. Butler's hunger for political power far outstrips his concern for the unborn; and Lowell's pursuit of gargantuan personal wealth and celebrity overrides any considerations for patients' well-being. Further complicating the proceedings is the confidential news that Senator Butler has developed Parkinson's disease-leading the senator and the researcher into a Faustian pact. In a perilous attempt to prematurely harness Lowell's new technology, the therapy leaves the senator with the horrifying effects of temporal lobe epilepsy-seizures of the most bizarre order.

Torn from the headlines, Seizure is a cautionary tale for a time where biotechnology pulls us into a promising yet frightening new world.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

October 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Seizure
Author(s): R Cook
ISBN: 1-4176-6610-2 / 978-1-4176-6610-2 (USA edition)
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January 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Seizure
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ISBN: 0-7540-8684-4 / 978-0-7540-8684-0 (UK edition)
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September 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Seizure
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ISBN: 1-58724-398-9 / 978-1-58724-398-1 (USA edition)
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August 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Seizure
Author(s): Robin Cook
ISBN: 0-333-90282-3 / 978-0-333-90282-0 (UK edition)
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July 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Seizure
Author(s): Robin Cook
ISBN: 0-399-14876-0 / 978-0-399-14876-7 (USA edition)
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2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Seizure
Author(s): Robin Cook
ISBN: 0-7394-3658-9 / 978-0-7394-3658-5 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

November 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Seizure
Author(s): Robin Cook
ISBN: 0-230-76583-1 / 978-0-230-76583-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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October 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Seizure (A Medical Thriller)
Author(s): Robin Cook
ISBN: 0-425-19794-8 / 978-0-425-19794-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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February 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Seizure
Author(s): Robin Cook
ISBN: 0-425-18966-X / 978-0-425-18966-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
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April 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Seizure
Author(s): Robin Cook
ISBN: 0-330-48306-4 / 978-0-330-48306-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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August 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Seizure
Author(s): Robin Cook
ISBN: 0-330-42636-2 / 978-0-330-42636-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Books
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2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Seizure
Author(s): Robin Cook
ISBN: 0-333-90283-1 / 978-0-333-90283-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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January 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Seizure
Author(s): Robin Cook
ISBN: 0-7865-5816-4 / 978-0-7865-5816-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Highbridge (Aud)
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Audio Editions

May 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Seizure
Author(s): Robin Cook
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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May 2005 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Seizure
Author(s): Robin Cook
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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July 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Seizure
Author(s): Robin Cook
ISBN: 0-399-14952-X / 978-0-399-14952-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Berkley Audio
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2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Seizure
Author(s): Robin Cook
ISBN: 1-4025-5740-X / 978-1-4025-5740-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Seizure
Author(s): Robin Cook
Publisher: Pan
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October 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Seizure (A Medical Thriller)
Author(s): Robin Cook
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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