I was terribly disappointed with Cook's last book - Shock, so I was expecting better things from this one and initially I was very pleased. The plot developed and I thought it was going along nicely. I was a bit suprised that it was again centred on the infamous Wingate Clinic from Shock, but hey..if the story was OK..who cared?
I won't expand on too much of the plot...you can read the blurb on the jacket, but the ending is terrible. It's almost as though Cook got fed up and just ended it!! There were SO many unanswered questions, questions that he himself had gone out of his way to build in to the story, the brother and the New York mob, the authorities reaction to the whole procedure, the implications for the Wingate Clinic... the list goes on.
Mr Cook, if you're not going to complete your novels, then don't publish them!
I have all of Cook's books and they seem to have gone downhill since the ludicrous Abduction.
My advice, if you hanker after the Cook of old...pick up some of the novels of Michael Palmer to see what you have been missing!!