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Donor: A Dr Steven Dunbar Thriller: Book 1 [Kindle Edition]

Ken McClure
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The first Dr Stephen Dunbar thriller. When seven-year-old Amanda Chapman is admitted to hospital with acute renal failure, her parents are in despair. Their hope is renewed when Amanda is accepted for treatment in a pioneering, state-of-the-art dialysis unit in an exclusive private hospital in Glasgow, but behind the lavish hospital corridors, private rooms and friendly staff lies something much more sinister. Dr Dunbar goes undercover to find out in the first of Ken McClure's gripping thrillers featuring the ex-Special Forces medic.


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'An excellent, well-plotted medical thriller that keeps the reader guessing right up until the last pages. Highly recommended' --librarywales bookclub

Synopsis

A medical thriller from the author of TRAUMA, set in a pioneering transplant hospital.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 469 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Birlinn (1 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006WAYWYM
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #70,455 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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KEN McCLURE is an award-winning medical scientist as well as a global selling author. He was born and brought up in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he studied medical sciences and cultivated a career that has seen him become a prize-winning researcher in his field. Using this strong background to base his thrillers in the world of science and medicine, he is currently the author of twenty-four novels and his work is available across the globe in over twenty languages. He has visited and stayed in many countries in the course of his research but now lives in the county of East Lothian, just outside Edinburgh.

www.kenmcclure.com

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fast paced medica thriller - a great read! 19 Feb. 2011
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Donor is not my usual genre, womens fiction being my natural home.... But I so enjoyed reading this book: I read it in the space of 48 hours, the suspense kept me gripped! The plot is intricate, full of twists and turns, just as you think you know what's going to happen, something new happens throwing you back into the suspense. Against the sinister medical plot backdrop, the human interest stories of Amanda and her family, and Dunbar's relationship with Lisa maintain the emotional engagement of the reader. A great read, thank you! This book would make a brilliant film!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Donor: Give it a go. 13 Aug. 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Expecting not too much because the book was less than £1, I was pleasantly surprised. Unusual story, interesting side-plots and good momentum. OK, so the book doesn't stand beside Karin slaughter or Lee Child but, then again, very few do. Blessedly for a medical thriller the author doesn't try to prove how clever he is by introducing convoluted medical terminology and processes (I'm a Dr already, I don't need a textbook disguised as a thriller!), rather the medical aspect is kept plain and simple but still conveys the necessary jeopardy of the plot.

Rather well executed, I thought.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book by McClure ! 14 July 2004
By richard
Format:Hardcover
McClure's character from earlier novels, Doctor Stephen Dunbar of the British Home Office's 'Sci-Med' Directorate is called on to investigate kidney transplant problems in an exclusive Glasgow private hospital.
This novel has all the warmth of his earlier books, and you are easily drawn to Dunbar and his exploits to solve the mystery, and save the life of a young potential transplant patient.
McClure writes along the same topic lines to author Robin Cook.
This book will not disappoint, and will keep you wanting to turn the next page. Nicely paced, and with other characters thrown in along the way. I've just finished it. Phew - Well Done.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing theme! 6 Jan. 2012
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This is the second Ken McClure novel I have read and I was not disappointed. The theme of the novel centres around organ transplantation and the possibility of unscrupulous dealings, motivated by both financial greed and the approbation of peers in the medical profession. The reader may find that this idea touches reality too closely but it does result in a powerful but rather disturbing novel.

The storyline has a logical, clear style, without too much medical jargon and the novel is a real page turner. I did not guess the why's and wherefore's until near the end of the book...something I find a great treat in a medical thriller.

I also enjoyed the way the author unfolded the character of Dr Steven Dunbar and his blossoming relationship with Lisa. This was neatly done without impacting the narrative at all.

I look forward to the next novel in the series
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great pathological suspense! 14 July 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This is an intense thriller with an over-riding sense of impending doom as Dr Dunbar investigates the secretive goings on in a private hospital. Suspicions are aroused when a young patient is admitted and things don't appear to be quite right. The author obviously knows people as well as how to write a riveting story and has a great empathy with the characters, which is passed on to the reader. Alongside the suspense are likeable characters with real relationships and motivations. There is also a good balance between the medical goings on, the characters lives and the action that drive the plot forward at an excellent pace. Not only is this the beginnings of what I hope will be a collectable series, but also could be adapted well to TV. Dunbar as the central character in different pathological crimes definitely appeals to me, as I'm sure it will to other readers. Looking forward to Number 2!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another cracking page turner from Ken McClure ! 4 Jan. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is another cracking page turner from Ken McClure involving the suauve and stoic Doctor, Steven Dunbar. Yet again the twists and stratagems in this book keep you guessing till the very end. In addition, there is a real heart swelling under plot that will leave the reader both anxious and yet comforted at times. Couple this with the usual scientific low down from McClure and you will not notice the time passing as you read it. I read this on holiday, I took it for beach reading but unfortunately, I started it on the plane and had it finished by the time I got to the beach the next day! I advise if you are going on holiday, take this, Hippocrates Isle and Past Lives. Should keep you occupied for about 5 days.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A page turner 1 Jan. 2011
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This is the first of Ken McClure's books which I have read - won't be the last. It is a tight thriller with a medical background - but doesn't get unduly bogged down in medical detail. The reader will begin to realise quite early on in the book that there is a dreadful denouement lurking - I got the gist of it, but not the full detail until the final chapters. I read this in a couple of days - might have been shorter if I hadn't got sidetracked with New Year's celebrations! I will look forward to reading more of the 'Steven Dunbar' books by this author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read 21 Nov. 2011
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I really enjoyed the storyline and the author's writing style. The fact that it was set in Glasgow added to my enjoyment as so many novels nowadays are set in London or elsewhere. The plot was interesting and certainly not far fetched at all. I thought the characters were well described allowing me to have an immediate picture of each in my head. It's always good to discover a new author (to me at least) so based on this book, I have now purchased a few more of his novels and I'm looking forward to a good read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars good fast pace
Brilliant plot it twists and turns Steven Dunbar is a good hero, it's a fast moving story and keeps you wanting to know how he's going to get to the truth in time. Read more
Published 28 days ago by JB
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love the Dr Steven Dunbar books. Explanations and stories all have a very realistic basis.
Published 1 month ago by Miss Margaret Cleary
5.0 out of 5 stars Donor : by Ken McClure
A brilliant novel which gripped me from the first page. If u enjoy medical thrillers then this book is a must. Read more
Published 1 month ago by tony wrigley
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended.
Recommend this book, really enjoyed reading it.
Published 2 months ago by miss diane
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent love author
Published 2 months ago by Geensalad
4.0 out of 5 stars Isn't it great when you've enjoyed the first book and the author ...
Isn't it great when you've enjoyed the first book and the author doesn't disappoint with the second. I first read The Anvil by Ken McClure and it left me keen to read more. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Suedonym
5.0 out of 5 stars ... I had read of Ken McClure and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It kept me...
This was the first book I had read of Ken McClure and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It kept me enthral led throughout - edge of the seat. A very thought provoking storyline. Read more
Published 3 months ago by F. Evans
4.0 out of 5 stars An original piece of work
The book has an unusual theme that keeps the reader interested. Good pace, with characters that are three dimensional.
I would recommend the novel.
Published 3 months ago by Russell Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I really enjoyed this book, the plot was excellent and kept me interested all the way through.
Published 3 months ago by kevans5
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read
Published 5 months ago by Pamela Haley
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