|Plot Summary of Acceptable Risk|
|"Edward falls in love with Kim and the drug found in her ancestor's basement, an ancestor whom was hung at the Salem withcraft trials. The drug, Ultra, has no side effects until the sun sets and the moon rises. Then, Edward and his fellow scientists, who test the drug on themselves, become wild animals. Only the untested one, Kim, must save the day and find herself."
Jemima, Resident Scholar
|"Robin Cook has once again pushed the edge of the envelope. Dr. Edward Armstrong and his scientific curiosity leads the reader on a terrifying journey that does not stay within the boundaries of normal. "
Scott Pickle, Ph.D., Resident Scholar
|"This thriller is about a young nurse who comes to explore her heritage, which dates back to the Salem witchcraft trials. Her romantic interest is a scientist who discovers a new and hopefully useful psychotic drug, which is actually found to alter the chemistry of the mind, resulting in some strange behavior. The journey results in self-discovery and a newfound respect for the power and potential side effects of drugs."
Joanna, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Acceptable Risk|
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Time/era of story:
- story of bio weapon/virus
- wild experiments on people
- bio manip. to get new abilities
- bad docs cutting corners
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Smarter than most other characters
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
Small town people:
- sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle
- scientific labs
- mostly 3rd
How many deaths?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog