The Resource A perilous conception, Larry Karp, (electronic resource)

A perilous conception, Larry Karp, (electronic resource)

Label
A perilous conception
Title
A perilous conception
Statement of responsibility
Larry Karp
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Language
eng
Summary
It's 1976. Despite fierce international controversy over whether in vitro fertilization (IVF) should ever be performed in humans, doctors around the world race to be first to produce a baby through this procedure. Dr. Colin Sanford, a brilliant, ambitious obstetrician in the Pacific Northwest city of Emerald, has a plan. He recruits Dr. Giselle Hearn, an experienced laboratory geneticist-embryologist at the university who's frustrated by the ultraconservative policies of her department chairman. Drs. Sanford and Hearn, working secretly, set out to put their names in history books. Unfortunately, a secret that big is hard to keep, and Alma Wanego, Dr. Hearn's lab supervisor, catches on and demands a blackmail payment. Several months later, Dr. Sanford's patient, Joyce Kennett, gives birth to a healthy boy, and Sanford prepares to make an announcement at a press conference. But before that happens, Joyce Kennett's marginally-schizophrenic husband kills Dr. Hearn and then himself. Police Detective Bernie Baumgartner's investigation is hampered by pressure from influential people at the university who want to control sensationalism that might harm the institution. The chief of police chalks it up to the work of a mentally unstable man who may have forgotten to take his medication and considers the case closed. But dogged, tenacious Baumgartner suspects that Sanford and Hearn were in fact doing IVF, that they succeeded with the Kennetts, and that murder, suicide, and other crimes were the fallout. A double cat-and-mouse game develops between doctor and detective, and as stakes escalate, truth becomes an increasingly evasive commodity
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Karp, Larry
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Traber Burns and Sean Runnette
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  • Burns, Traber
  • Runnette, Sean
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  • Murder
  • Obstetricians
  • Fertilization in vitro
  • Police
Target audience
adult
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Label
A perilous conception, Larry Karp, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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digital storage
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MWT10024766
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 32 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781481572286
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT10024766
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sound
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
A perilous conception, Larry Karp, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
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Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT10024766
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 32 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781481572286
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10024766
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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