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Cook, Robin 1940-

Works: 558 works in 3,185 publications in 12 languages and 145,668 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Suspense fiction, American  Detective and mystery stories, American  Political fiction  Drama  Biography  Detective and mystery stories  Film adaptations  Horror tales 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3553.O5545, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Robin Cook
Crisis by Robin Cook ( Book )
57 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Boston-based Dr. Craig Bowman is served with a summons for medical negligence, he's shocked, enraged, and more than a little humiliated. A devoted physician who has endured grueling years of training and worked continuously in the service of others, he is now a partner in an exclusive concierge medical practice. No longer forced to see more and more patients while spending less and less time with each one just to keep his office door open, he provides the kind of medical care he has been prepared to do, lavishing twenty-four-hour availability and personalized attention on his handpicked patients. And at last he is earning a significant income, no longer facing decreased reimbursements from insurance companies. But this idyllic situation comes to a grinding halt one sunny afternoon--and things get much, much worse. Enter Dr. Jack Stapleton, a medical examiner in New York City and Craig Bowman's brother-in-law: Jack's sister Alexis--now Craig's estranged wife--begs for his help as her husband's trial drags on. Jack agrees to travel to Boston to offer his forensic services and expert-witness experience to Craig's beleaguered defense attorney. But when Jack's irreverent suggestion to exhume the corpse and thereby disprove the alleged malpractice is taken seriously, he opens a Pandora's box. As Craig's life and career are put on the line, Jack is on the verge of making a most unwelcome discovery, of tremendous legal and medical significance--and there are people who will do anything o keep him from learning the truth.--Publishers description
Critical by Robin Cook ( Book )
51 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Angela Dawson, M.D., appears to have it all: at the age of thirty-seven, she owns a fabulous New York City apartment, a stunning seaside house on Nantucket, and enjoys the perks of her prosperous lifestyle. But her climb to the top was rough, marked by a troubled childhood, a failed marriage, and the devastating blow of bankruptcy as a primary-care internist. Painfully aware of the role of economics in modern life, particularly in the health-care field, Angela returned to school to earn an MBA. Armed with a shiny new degree and blessed with determination, intelligence, and impeccable timing, Angela founded a start-up company, Angels Healthcare, then took it public. With her controlling interest in three busy specialty hospitals in New York City and plans for others in Miami and Los Angeles, Angela's future looked very bright. Then a surge of drug-resistant staph infections in all three hospitals devastates Angela's carefully constructed world. Not only do the infections result in patient deaths, but the fatalities also cause stock prices to tumble, leaving market analysts wondering if Angela will be able to hold her empire together. New York City medical examiners Laurie Montgomery and Jack Stapleton are naturally intrigued by the uptick in staph-related post-procedure deaths. Aside from their own professional curiosity, there's a personal stake as well: Laurie and Jack are newly married, and Jack is facing surgery to repair a torn ligament at Angels Orthopedic Hospital. Despite Jack's protests, Laurie can't help investigating-opening a Pandora's box of corporate intrigue that threatens not just her livelihood, but her life with Jack as well
Foreign body by Robin Cook ( Book )
38 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of unexplained deaths in foreign hospitals sends Jennifer Hernandez, an idealistic UCLA medical student, on a desperate search for answers about her grandmother's sudden death. With the discovery of other unexplained deaths followed by hasty cremations, Jennifer reaches out to her mentor, New York City medical examiner Dr. Laurie Montgomery, who has her own deep connection to Jennifer's grandmother
Marker by Robin Cook ( Book )
64 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigating a series of deaths that have taken place among seemingly healthy young people after routine surgeries, doctors Montgomery and Stapleton confront institutional politics that prevent them from proving that the deaths were intentional
Intervention by Robin Cook ( Book )
43 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When his newborn son by his second wife is diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma, New York City forensic pathologist Jack Stapleton seeks to find a cure for his son while at the same time being drawn in to a battle between the archbishop of New York and an archeologist - a battle involving what some people believe to be the skeletal remains of the Virgin Mary
Shock by Robin Cook ( Book )
64 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deborah Cochrane and Joanna Meissner, graduate science students and close friends, spot a campus newspaper ad that promises to solve their financial problems: an exclusive, highly profitable fertility clinic on Boston's North Shore is looking for egg donors. Deborah and Joanna figure they can do a good deed--help infertile couples--and earn money. Although rumors of a fellow student donor's unexplained disappearance surface, the duo is not deterred. The procedures seem to go smoothly. Deborah is particularly intrigued by the technology involved and by Dr. Spencer Windgate, the charismatic fertility expert responsible for the clinic's success. But second thoughts and curiosity prompt the two women to find out more about the fate of their donated eggs. Stymied by the clinic's veil of secrecy, Deborah and Joanna obtain employment there to continue their probe. Working under aliases, they soon discover the horrifying aims of Dr. Windgate's research, immediately putting their lives--and their sanity--irrevocably at risk
Cure by Robin Cook ( Book )
25 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 4,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... New York City medical examiner Laurie Montgomery returns to work at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, where she's been employed for more than two decades. Worried about whether she still has what it takes after so much time away, Laurie finds her first case back to be a dangerous puzzler of the highest order, involving organized crime and two start-up biotech companies caught in a zero sum game ..."--P. [2] of cover
Seizure by Robin Cook ( Book )
46 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chairing a subcommittee aimed at banning new cloning technology, Senator Ashley Butler clashes with scientist Daniel Lowell, until Butler develops Parkinson's disease and joins with Lowell to prematurely harness the new technology
Toxin by Robin Cook ( Book )
47 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cardiac surgeon Dr. Kim Reggis, crazed that cost-cutting procedures at the hospital are keeping his daughter from getting the care he believes she needs to recover from E.coli bacterial poisoning, launches his own investigation into how and why the child got sick
Contagion by Robin Cook ( Book )
47 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. John Stapleton, who became a pathologist after he lost his job and his family, investigates a series of extremely lethal illnesses that seem to originate in hospitals owned by a giant medical corporation
Vector by Robin Cook ( Book )
36 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A disgruntled Russian immigrant joins forces with extremists from the People's Aryan Army to launch a campaign of terror against New York with anthrax. Two forensic pathologists get wind of the scheme and go after him. By the author of Chromosome 6
Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook ( Book )
37 editions published between 1197 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A medical thriller about an African farm where genetically engineered subhumans are bred to provide organs for transplants. The racket is uncovered by two doctors investigating a bizarre murder in New York City
Acceptable risk by Robin Cook ( Book )
40 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A medical thriller featuring Dr. Edward Armstrong, a researcher developing an anti-depressant drug. Under pressure from his backers to complete the research, he experiments on himself with disastrous effects. But with millions of dollars at stake, the backers hush up the results and when Armstrong's sweetheart, Kimberly Stewart, decides to blow the whistle, she puts both their lives in jeopardy. By the author of Fatal Cure
Coma : a novel by Robin Cook ( Book )
132 editions published between 451 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When more than a dozen minor-surgery patients die inexplicably on the operating table, a medical student determines to find the reason
Terminal by Robin Cook ( Book )
32 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Third year medical student Sean Murphy goes to a renowned cancer treatment center and discovers the horror of their remarkable cures
Outbreak by Robin Cook ( Book )
43 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a bizarre disease that attacks only physicians and their patients sweeps the country, Dr. Melissa Blumenthal discovers that sinister forces are behind the threat and finds her life in danger
Fatal cure by Robin Cook ( Book )
29 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Doctors Angela and David Wilson believe they have found the perfect life in Vermont, until people die of unexplained deaths
Blindsight by Robin Cook ( Book )
30 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manhattan city forensic pathologist Laurie Montgomery battles to foil a plot of unimaginable evil in a distinguished New York hospital
Mortal fear by Robin Cook ( Book )
35 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focusses on the world of molecular genetics and corruption in medicine
Death benefit by Robin Cook ( Book )
27 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 3,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Behind the prim gates of the Greenwich, Connecticut, McMansions, Wall Street whizzes turn their attentions from mortgages to another possible profit source: the $25 trillion life-insurance industry. By securitizing the policies of the old and sick, they hope to make another financial killing. At the same time, Natalie Savondnik and Ronald Goodall-two exceptional yet aloof medical residents-are working closely with their medical center's premier scientist on cutting-edge diabetes research. When their mentor dies suddenly, they launch a quiet investigation. As they dig deeper, it becomes clear that the scientist's death was not from natural causes. Is it possible someone is manipulating private life insurance information to allow investors to benefit from the deaths of others?
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Alternative Names
Cook, R.
Cook, Robert William Arthur.
Kuk, Robin 1940-
Kuks, Robins 1940-
קוק, רובין 1940־
クック, ロビン
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