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Skin

(1999)
(The sixth book in the X-Files series)
A novel by

 
 


It's a fairly common, if ghoulish, procedure: the "harvesting" of skin from corpses for temporary use on emergency burn victims until their own grafts are ready. But when a team of moonlighting medical students accidentally takes skin from the wrong donor, the results are catastrophic: a New York City hospital ward is destroyed in a psychotic bloodbath, and an elderly professor, admitted for a routine skin graft, is suddenly the city's most wanted fugitive.

Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are the only ones to suspect something more ominous than a medical procedure gone awry. As the FBI agents investigating the "X-Files" strange and inexplicable cases the Bureau wants to keep hidden, Mulder and Scully are determined to track down the forces they suspect are behind the murderer. While the police hunt the fleeing professor, Mulder and Scully track the skin that was mistakenly grafted onto him. The trail leads from the morgue to the headquarters of a cutting-edge biotech company.

Soon Mulder and Scully are in Thailand, searching the jungles for an abandoned MASH Unit, where napalm victims were treated with an amazing recovery rate'even though none of the hundreds of men who were nursed back to health ever returned to their families. Scully is looking for an experimental medical technology with disastrous side effects. Mulder suspects the stakes are even higher, a fear gruesomely confirmed as they begin to uncover an unholy and totally deniable alliance between a battle-trained plastic surgeon, international politicians, and a legendary Thai monster known as the "Skin-Eater."

Genre: Horror

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October 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: The X-Files: Skin (Thorndike Press Large Print Science Fiction Series)
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 0-7838-8778-7 / 978-0-7838-8778-4 (USA edition)
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March 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: X-Files: Skin (The X-Files)
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 0-06-105041-5 / 978-0-06-105041-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperEntertainment
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April 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: Skin (The X-Files, Book 6): Skin No. 6
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 0-00-224639-2 / 978-0-00-224639-2 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

June 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The X-Files: Skin
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 1-84856-079-6 / 978-1-84856-079-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
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April 2000 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: X-Files: Skin (The X-Files)
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 0-06-105644-8 / 978-0-06-105644-4 (USA edition)
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November 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Skin (The X-Files, Book 6)
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 0-00-648254-6 / 978-0-00-648254-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Voyager
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June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Skin: The X-Files, Book 6
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Title: Skin: The X-Files, Book 6
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June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Skin: The X-Files, Book 6
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
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June 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Skin (X-Files, Book 6) (The X-Files)
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 1-5046-0196-3 / 978-1-5046-0196-2 (USA edition)
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June 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Skin Lib/E (The X-Files)
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 1-5046-0194-7 / 978-1-5046-0194-8 (USA edition)
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June 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Skin (X-Files, Book 6)
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 1-5046-0195-5 / 978-1-5046-0195-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Skin (The X Files)
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 0-694-51913-8 / 978-0-694-51913-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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April 1999 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Skin (The X-Files)
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 0-00-105368-X / 978-0-00-105368-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kindle Editions

October 2008 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The X-Files: Skin
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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