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Description - Stemwinder by Bernie Unrau

A brilliant endodontist has pioneered the stemwinder technique, a revolutionary medical procedure whereby the totipotent stem cells are extracted from the root canal. Dr Shine has made a fortune perfecting his prominent patients in New York. His staff cannot keep up with the philanthropist. Dr Shine bumps into Dr Gum at a colleague's funeral. He offers Dr Gum a position to join him at NYU and leave the implant dentistry behind. Dr Gum and his assistant Christie visit him and are fascinated with the incredible advances but are not convinced. Dr Shine urges Dr Gum to visit a sister clinic in Singapore, Stemtronics. Loosely based on Biopolis, the aspiring best research facility in the world where he meets Dr Lee. The budding scientist and prize pupil is being groomed by the Confucian master of the stem cell centre, Dr Sunwah.Back in New York, Dr Shine is dabbling in every imaginable altruistic and pleasurable pursuit including a film production. One of the aspiring actresses comes to the clinic for a referral, her curiosity piqued by the charismatic dentist. She discovers another side of the elusive endodontist. In Singapore, Dr Gum and Dr Lee uncover identity of a promising scientist. The recent acquisition is not who he appears to be. They delve deeper into the dilemma to discover a deep dark deadly secret of Stemtronics and must put a stop to it.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780978150433
ISBN-10: 0978150430
Format: Paperback
(175mm x 100mm x 20mm)
Pages: 342
Imprint: CaltexPress
Publisher: CaltexPress
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Bernie Unrau

Bernie Unrau a dentist and doctor by training, stumbled across a four minute video back in 1989, an interview with the prolific Robin Cook, a physician by training. Cook's mastery of the medical thriller inspired Unrau to embark on a 2nd career. The central character in Unrau's novels, Dr Gum, is part bumbling lieutenant Columbo, part deductive Sherlock Holmes, part Dr. Ryan from Tom Clancy's novels, and part curious Indiana Jones. Unrau brings some of his years as a dentist, lecturer, and inventor to light by engaging in espionage, elucidating an enigma, disclosing a dastardly or diabolical scheme, or dreaming up a formidable frightening future. Unrau currently resides in Calgary, Alberta.