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Side-Effect

(1979)
(The second book in the Presidential series)
A novel by

 
 
A JOURNALIST DISCOVERS THAT A MEDICAL INSURANCE ORGANIZATION (RATHER LIKE BUPA) HAS BEEN TISSUE-TYPING ALL ITS CLIENTS FOR NO APPARENT REASON. IN FACT THE COMPANY IS A FRONT AND IT HAS BUILT UP A HUGE INFORMATION BASE OF GENETIC FINGERPRINTS SO THAT IT CAN EXACTLY MATCH THE NEEDS OF PATIENTS REQUIRING TRANSPLANT SURGERY WITHOUT THE PROBLEMS OF REJECTION. IT IS BUT A BRIEF STEP TO KILLING THOSE PATEINTS WHO ARE PERFECTLY FIT SO AS TO CANNIBALIZE THEIR ORGANS FOR THE RICH AND POWERFUL (ONE OF WHOM IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.).

    

Praise for this book

"Compulsively readable, brilliantly researched and chilling as tomorrow's headlines." - Len Deighton


Used availability for Raymond Hawkey's Side-Effect

Hardback Editions

March 1979 : UK Hardback
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Title: Side Effect
Author(s): Raymond Hawkey
ISBN: 0-224-01653-9 / 978-0-224-01653-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

July 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Side-Effect: Book Two of the Presidential Trilogy
Author(s): Raymond Hawkey
ISBN: 0-7474-0046-6 / 978-0-7474-0046-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: Side Effect
Author(s): Raymond Hawkey
ISBN: 0-450-04572-2 / 978-0-450-04572-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: New English Library Ltd
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September 1979 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Side-Effect
Author(s): Raymond Hawkey
ISBN: 0-345-28363-5 / 978-0-345-28363-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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