01-23-2011 04:35 PM
I read a book approximately two decades ago that I often think of and would love to re-read. It was a medical thriller based upon a corporation/medical organization that kidnaps a woman's brother and some of his friends (I think) to use in human experimentation. I'm thinking that the brother was some kind of animal rights type guy who "got too close" and was taken by the place he was investigating. I remember that there's one guy who has some kind of "see-thru" panel placed on his abdomen. Another one is placed into what basically amounts to a tumble dryer, minus the heat, I think. It was pretty gruesome.
The sister somehow enlists the help of a team of retired special forces guys. I think they were Seals, but I cannot be sure. I remember the term "click on" being used to describe the way they flipped a mental "switch" to put themselves into combat mode. (Not some kind of paranormal thing here, just a term the writer used.)
I was quite young when I read this book and I have no idea what the author's name was. For some reason, I want to say it was someone who was well known for writing fiction with a military tie. Might be confusing him with someone else, though. I know it was a man.
Any help at all would be GREATLY appreciated.