The Select

  • Title: The Select
  • Author: F. Paul Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780006880462
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Select Quinn Cleary has always wanted to be a doctor Yet the only way she can afford it is to win acceptance to The Ingraham an exclusive privately funded medical school and reasearch center reputed to be
    Quinn Cleary has always wanted to be a doctor Yet the only way she can afford it is to win acceptance to The Ingraham, an exclusive, privately funded medical school and reasearch center reputed to be the nation s finest The few selected students chosen by The Ingraham receive a completely free medical education tuition, room board, and lab fees all paid by the school.OQuinn Cleary has always wanted to be a doctor Yet the only way she can afford it is to win acceptance to The Ingraham, an exclusive, privately funded medical school and reasearch center reputed to be the nation s finest The few selected students chosen by The Ingraham receive a completely free medical education tuition, room board, and lab fees all paid by the school.Once accepted to the school of her dreams, Quinn dives into her studies and into a steady realationship with a classmate At last, her life seems perfect.Or is it Quinn begins to notice subtle changes in her classmates the way they act, the way they think all seem to be falling eerily into line with the messanic verison of the school s director She confides her concerns to her boyfriend, who laughs them off until he finds a suspicious electronic monitoring device in his room.Then he disappears.Alone on the deserted campus during midyear break, Quinn finally encounters the dark truth about The Ingraham the true purpose of the institute s seemingly humane medical research, the motives that have determined the school s policy, and the secret mission of the hospital s intimidating security force, a small private army that is drawing an ever tighter net around her with each passing minute.What she dicovers is immense and terrifying a conspiracy that exposes her to a danger frightening than death a cynical plot that undermines everything she has ever believed about the healing arts.This is suspense fiction at its grandest instantly and relentlessly compelling, and touching directly on an issue that heads the list of our national and personal priorites.

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    About F. Paul Wilson


    1. Francis Paul Wilson is an author, born in Jersey City, New Jersey He writes novels and short stories primarily in the science fiction and horror genres His debut novel was Healer 1976 Wilson is also a part time practicing family physician He made his first sales in 1970 to Analog and continued to write science fiction throughout the seventies In 1981 he ventured into the horror genre with the international bestseller, The Keep, and helped define the field throughout the rest of the decade In the 1990s he became a true genre hopper, moving from science fiction to horror to medical thrillers and branching into interactive scripting for Disney Interactive and other multimedia companies He, along with Matthew J Costello, created and scripted FTL Newsfeed which ran daily on the Sci Fi Channel from 1992 1996cmillan author fpaulw


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    1. After hearing Eric Bauman talk about Wilson several times, I asked for a suggestion on which of his books to read, and Eric sent me this one. I am not normally one for medical thrillers -- I've never warmed to Robin Cook, for example -- but this book had a nice twist, taking place in a prestigious medical school. Very early on you realize what's going on behind the scenes at the school, so it's not so much a mystery as a thriller where you know more than the characters know and wait anxiously to [...]

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    2. THE SELECT F. Paul Wilson covers more ground than any writer I have had the pleasure to read; Sci-Fi, Horror, Thrillers, Medical Mysteries (Mr. Wilson also practices medicine) and his very popular Repairman Jack series which happens to cover all of the areas previously mentioned. The Select is a medical mystery about a top-notch medical school, which only selects the best of the best to be added to its alumni. The school, which seems to be every aspiring doctors dream actually becomes a nightmar [...]

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    3. This is a great medical thriller from a new author for me. It was fast paced and kept me wanting more! I will definitely be checking out more of this author's books! 4 stars!

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    4. Very good book following a group of students who have been selected into one of the most elite medical schools in the country (they only accept 50 students a year, but everyone who is selected gets all expenses paid, and all graduates go on to be very successful). However, unknown to the students, they are undergoing a form of brainwashing. Unfortunately (fortunately?), the brainwashing isn't working on the main character, which makes more than just her scholarship at risk. It is an intriguing b [...]

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    5. The Select by F. Paul WilsonThis is a stand alone book and not related to the Repairman Jack series. Quinn Cleary has wanted to be a physician for as long as she can remember. Despite her awesome intellectual successes as a student, her family is unable to afford medical school tuition. She and her life long pal, Matt, apply to The Ingraham, the most prestigious medical school in the country. Matt’s buddy, Tim, applies as well with no real drive to being a physician. Tim’s eidetic memory and [...]

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    6. I normally really like Wilson’s work, but it’s mostly his horror that I like, and this book is more a medical mystery. Not an insurmountable obstacle, but add to that characters who are mostly stereotypes: a brilliant and beautiful young woman who doesn’t think she’s brilliant or beautiful, a great looking jokester who turns out to have a sensitive side, an evil scientist, with his brutish henchmen, and you end up with a book that’s mildly entertaining, but not absorbing. Plus, a lot o [...]

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    7. When I read the title and the cover I really thought it was about paranormal stuff. I found this book in my grandparents house and wow.So beware of spoilers. It starts with the whole thing of "im going to my dream school, yay" and when you think is getting bored and typical all the times that Verran narrated become useful and BAM! your brain explodes with information and everything matches and "the first piece of this domino has fallen".Totally deserves the five stars.

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    8. Is there a word for when you re-read a book but have absolutely no recollection of ever reading it in the first place? Because I just did that. says I read it 5 years ago, but absolutely no part of it felt even the least bit familiar.Decent summer beach read, especially if you already like Wilson's stuff. There's really nothing new or surprising here.

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    9. A story about Quinn Cleary and her desire to get into the 'best' medical education foundation in the US. The problem is, that this foundation has some hidden secrets and is almost too late for Quinn and Tim.The controls of the pharmaceutical industry on the introduction of new medicines is apparent in this story. Was this the intent of the author.

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    10. About as suspenseful as watching last year's Super Bowl.

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    11. This reminded me of Robin Cook. It was a bit creepy. A page turner for sure. This is my first time reading this author and it won't be the last.

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    12. As much as I love the Repairman Jack series, I wish Paul would get back to books like these.

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    13. In 'The Select', Quinn Cleary is vying for a much-coveted spot at the prestigious medical school The Ingraham. What's not to love about it? It offers free education plus free boarding and meals. However, when Quinn's boyfriend Tim gets suspicious and begins investigating, all hell breaks loose. Suddenly The Ingraham isn't a place where students learn to heal and help people but rather a carefully controlled hell on EarthI was incredibly impressed by this book namely how the author succeeded in m [...]

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    14. Pagina69Con quello che hai, perdi sicuramente, quindi chiedi un’altra carta. »« Vorrei un’altra carta, per favore. »« I veri giocatori dicono semplicemente “ancora”, oppure si limitano a battere sulle proprie carte. » Quinn batté. « Ancora. Per favore. »Le arrivò un dieci di fiori. Il mazziere voltò una regina. Mise una fiche nera e verde accanto a quella di Quinn. « Ho vinto? » « Hai vinto. »La ragazza fece per prendere uno dei due gettoni. « Lascia che lavorino. »« Due [...]

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    15. 3.5 star rating. I enjoyed this fast-paced & action-packed novel. I usually get frustrated with stories where we know what's going on, on a higher level, and wait for the characters to fall upon the inevitable. But this was handled tastefully. Very interesting topics and highly entertaining. I recommend this as a fast read.

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    16. Overall, a pretty solid medical thriller. It was easy to get swept up in Quinn's struggles from the very beginning. Even knowing that The Foundation would be a horror show, I still waited anxiously along with Quinn, hoping she would get her acceptance letter and then struggling alongside her through her classes aware that her staying would lead to something terrible but also cheering for her success. It was slow going and, at least to me, the real action started at least mid-way through the nove [...]

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    17. I read another of Wilson's books a while ago and stumbled across this one at my gym. The name is familiar but I could only find that one other book. This book was a fast, engaging read and I actually set two others aides to finish it tonight.The Select refers to the top students who apply to and are chosen to attend an elite medical school in Maryland. For Quinn Cleary, her future depends on being one of The Select, as a private foundation funds the students' education and thus makes this school [...]

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    18. Πρόκειται για ένα πολύ δυνατό ιατρικό θρίλερ με τρομακτικές προεκτάσεις για την ανθρωπότητα. Η ιατρική σχολή Ίνγκραμ, που χρηματοδοτείται από την τεράστια φαρμακοβιομηχανία Κλίντερμαν, και η οποία είναι η καλύτερη στο είδος της, κάθε χρόνο δέχεται πενήντα φοιτητές ιατρικ [...]

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    19. When choosing a "different-type" book to recommend to my book club, I remembered reading "The Select" twenty-one years ago. I couldn't recall all the details but I remembered it was a book about a prestigious medical school that accepts 50 new students per year and that the students were programmed and monitored in order to meet the needs of a few powerful people who put their own beliefs above the law. It obviously left an impression on me. In re-reading it for my book club, I was not disappoin [...]

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    20. When three friends, a boy from a wealthy family, a boy with photographic memory and a bright girl from a poor family have a chance to apply to a special medical school with all expenses covered they apply. The boys are accepted but the girl is put on a wait list. The boys conspire to get her accepted when the wealthy one does not accept and leaves an open slot. While the school is isolated and has very tight security as well as many, many rules, no expense has been spared for the students. Thing [...]

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    21. F. Paul Wilson is a good writer I have not read all that much, although reading The Keep long ago left me with a good impression of his writing. This book is a nearly perfect medical technothriller with engaging characters and clear plotting. The secret behind the Ingraham medical school is not exactly mindblowing, but the thrill is more in anticipating what will happen when the protagonists discover the truth. Along the way there are digressions on things like gambling (one of the protagonists [...]

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    22. The description on the back of this book does not do it justice! Someone told me that you could get books cheat at the Goodwill and I thought I would check it out. I bought this book for .50 and man, what a bargain! I was gripped from the moment I started it. I have read Wilson's work before in his Repairman Jack series so I knew this would be goodI just didn't realize it would be THAT good. It is not much of a mystery as you can guess what is happening a few chapters in. What grabs you is the s [...]

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    23. This begins well, with a solid, though not too subtle writing style, and an interesting situation. Unfortunately, Wilson doesn't have a very firm grip on this situation, returning time after time to the same questions and basic thoughts, so that a fourth of the book is over before all the main characters have even entered the venue. The pace is so dragged out, with foreboding following foreboding, all along the same lines, that those 70 pages of the novel were enough for me. I suspect that the s [...]

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    24. The story of a young woman desperate to join medical school starts off with promise. an intelligent student, she is devastated to be turned down for one of the few posts available and resorts to slightly devious means to get accepted at the last minute. the story is paced well and easy to read - though the plot is a little thin at times and the main character, Quinn, leans precariously towards the ditsy blonde (strawberry blonde apparently) rather than the tough, determined med student she start [...]

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    25. I thought I'd read all F. Paul Wilson's non-Repairman Jack books (just not a fan of Jack), and I found this one. I was immediately pulled in my the main character's desire to get into what looks like the perfect medical school offering a full scholarship. The hints of danger at the school intrigued me and I find myself racing through the pages, then slowing down to make the story last. F. Paul Wilson awes me with how well he draws his characters, sets the scene, and weaves in ethical issues. Can [...]

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    26. When my mom recommended a medical thriller, I told her that's not really my genre. She said, "It's gripping, Drake." I needed a book for a long layover in Denver, so I bought it on my Kindle. Needless to say, it was gripping. :) I finished it that day. You don't have to be a reader of medical thrillers to enjoy this book. It's intense, thought-provoking, and at times wonderfully horrifying. I enjoyed the book.

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    27. This medical thriller, could have been written by Robin Cook! Healthcare is surrounded by so many bad things today (how much it all costs, who is or isn't covered, etc, etc, etc), and this book if it were true, (who says this ISN'T going on right now?!) could feed conspiracy theorists to no end!!!!!!! Highly recommend reading this if you are a fan of medical thrillers you will NOT be disappointed!!!!!!!!

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    28. Excellent book; I was enthralled. I loved the heroine who was believable in her efforts to solve the mystery. My only tiny squabble was her too often repeated "they've got to take me" which occurs in the opening pages far too many times. But once that segment of the story was done, it settled down into a wonderfully and chilly read. Well done, Mr Wilson!

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    29. The story was pretty typical of paranoid suspense thrillers, but with medical overtones.What made this book work so well was the excellent character development.Too often these kinds of stories hinge too much on the plot and you don't really care about the protagonists as long as you figure out what's going on. This one has likable, relatable protagonists thaat you worry about.

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