Coded to Kill
by Marschall Runge
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Pub Date 13 Jun 2023 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2023
Michigan Medicine CEO and Dean of the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Marschall Runge, warns of the dangers rooted in the advancement of medical technology in his new ripped-from-headlines thriller, “Coded to Kill” (Post Hill Press, June 13, 2023).
About the book: Is medicine’s greatest breakthrough also the world’s most efficient killing machine? After a decade of development, the cutting-edge Electronic Health Records system is about to become the national standard. Housing the real-time medical records of every American, the EHR system will enable doctors to access records with a keystroke and issue life-or-death medical orders with a finger swipe.
No one wants the EHR to succeed more than Hugh Torrence, a former NSA honcho who sees the system as a tool for unimaginable and unaccountable power. The only thing standing in his way is a loose-knit group of Drexel employees with conflicting agendas and questionable loyalties. While they search for answers, the suspicious patient deaths keep mounting...and the target on their back grows larger.
A Note From the Publisher
“A beautifully written, complex mix of medical drama, espionage story, and hi-tech skulduggery, ‘Coded to Kill’ is a thrilling read under the guidance of someone who knows what he is talking about, and never fails to enthrall with its detail and deft plotting.”
–Iain Pears, author of “An Instance of the Fingerpost” and “The Dream of Scipio”
“Dr. Marschall Runge gives us both a heart-stopping thriller and a searing indictment of the degree to which technology has sapped the soul of medicine and handed it to the technocracy.”
–Holden Thorp, Editor-in-Chief, Science Family of Journals