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Organ Gold: A Medical Thriller

Publisher: Straits Times Press
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  • About the Author
  • Racy, pacy and packed with near-death experiences, drama, mounting hospital bills, desperate family members, suspicious characters and mysterious human organ traders, Organ Gold is a medical-themed thriller set in Singapore that looks at the darker side of organ donors and the booming black market in human organs.

    The excitement begins in the very first chapter, when Jack, an American teen in Singapore for a visit, is accidentally shoved through a window and ends up in a coma. His parents, already in agony that he may never wake up again, also have to deal with the worry of medical costs. Soon after, a mysterious man contacts Jack’s father and offers him US$200,000 – for Jack’s organs.

    Will Jack recover? Will his father sign away his organs for cash? Will Jack’s sister and friends – his anxious sister Jill, his clear-eyed Singaporean friend Lucille, and his nemesis, the resentful, murderous Tyson – manage to save Jack from being taken away by the organ traders?

    The book includes a 7,500-word epilogue examining the arguments and issues about organ donation and organ trading.

  • Raju Chellam is the Vice-President of New Technologies for Fusionex International, an IT software group that specialises in analytics and big data. Former IT Editor of The Business Times, he was also previously Head of Big Data & Cloud Practice for Dell South Asia region, and Managing Director of a management advisory firm that helped companies navigate new technologies. He has been in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry for more than 35 years.

ISBN: 9789814827041
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 312
Year Published: 2018
Size: 227mm x 152mm
Language: English