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Cook, Robin 1940-

Works: 413 works in 4,073 publications in 24 languages and 142,862 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Medical fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction, American  Action and adventure fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Political fiction  Spy stories  Drama 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3553.O5545, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robin Cook
Critical by Robin Cook( Book )

72 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 4,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angela Dawson, M.D., climb to the top was rough, but she returns to school to earn an MBA and starts a company, Angels Healthcare. With her controlling interest in three busy specialty hospitals in New York City and plans for others, Angela's future looks very bright. Then a surge of drug-resistant staph infections in all three hospitals devastates Angela's carefully constructed world
Crisis by Robin Cook( Book )

72 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 4,236 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
Foreign body by Robin Cook( Book )

59 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,215 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 )

93 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City medical examiners Dr. Laurie Montgomery and Dr. Jack Stapleton confront a ballooning series of puzzling hospital deaths of young, healthy people after successful routine surgery. It seems impossible to determine why and how these patients are dying, yet Laurie comes to suspect that not only are the deaths related--they're intentional, suggesting the work of a remarkably clever healthcare serial killer
Vector by Robin Cook( Book )

84 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,826 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
Shock by Robin Cook( Book )

79 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,815 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. Posited on up-to-the-minute science, Shock finds Robin Cook at the uncertain crossroads of medical technology and ethics. Two graduate science students go undercover at the profitable fertility clinic where they've donated their eggs & discover secret research that puts their lives at risk, in the latest from the New York Times bestselling master of medical suspense. To earn some extra money, Deborah Cochrane and Joanna Meissner, two financially strapped graduate students, become involved with a Boston fertility clinic in search of egg donors, but when they become suspicious about the clinic and its head, Dr. Spencer Windgate, they risk their lives to uncover the truth
Intervention by Robin Cook( Book )

30 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,757 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 into a battle between the archbishop of New York and an archeologist--a battle involving what some people believe to be the skeletal remains the Virgin Mary
Seizure by Robin Cook( Book )

72 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,675 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
Cure by Robin Cook( Book )

31 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,640 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 ..."--Inside front cover
Toxin by Robin Cook( Book )

96 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 3,634 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
Death benefit by Robin Cook( Book )

42 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,406 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?
Contagion by Robin Cook( Book )

77 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,370 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.--
Coma : a novel by Robin Cook( Book )

189 editions published between 451 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 3,330 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
Nano by Robin Cook( Book )

40 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking a year off from her medical studies and leaving New York City, Pia Grazdani accepts a job at Nanobots, a nanotechnology institute, where she is quickly warned not to investigate the other work done at the facility and not to ask questions about their source of funding
Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook( Book )

49 editions published between 1197 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,285 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
Fatal cure by Robin Cook( Book )

99 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctors Angela and David Wilson believe they have found the perfect life in Vermont, until people die of unexplained deaths
Acceptable risk by Robin Cook( Book )

86 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,194 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
Mortal fear by Robin Cook( Book )

96 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusses on the world of molecular genetics and corruption in medicine
Cell by Robin Cook( Book )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New York Times-bestselling author and master of the medical thriller returns with a top-notch fusion of groundbreaking medical science and edge-of-your-seat suspense. George Wilson, M.D., a radiology resident in Los Angeles, is about to enter a profession on the brink of an enormous paradigm shift, foreshadowing a vastly different role for doctors everywhere. The smartphone is poised to take on a new role in medicine, no longer as a mere medical app but rather as a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating even better than the real thing. It is called iDoc. George's initial collision with this incredible innovation is devastating. He awakens one morning to find his fiancée dead in bed alongside him, not long after she participated in an iDoc beta test. Then several of his patients die after undergoing imaging procedures. All of them had been part of the same beta test. Is it possible that iDoc is being subverted by hackers-and that the U.S. government is involved in a cover-up? Despite threats to both his career and his freedom, George relentlessly seeks the truth, knowing that if he's right, the consequences could be lethal."--
Sphinx by Robin Cook( Book )

116 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The treasures of Tutankhamen have enthralled the world for half a century. In Robin Cook's Sphinx, even this fabulous hoard pales to insignificance when a young Harvard Egyptologist stumbles across the unplundered tomb of a pharaoh who ruled after Tut. Mesmerized by a centuries-old statue in a Cairo antique shop, Erica Baron believes she has found the key to the untapped treasure. But how is she to decipher the riddle of the ancient relic without making its value known--and hence falling prey--to those who traffic in the treasures of antiquity? She must use the expertise of those who stand to make the most from plundering the past. Caught in the web of intrigue, corruption, and murder that soon envelopes her, Erica races to unlock the mysterious Curse of the Pharaohs that has kept the tomb intact over the centuries. The novel sets off a fascinating interplay between an ancient world of vast wealth and a modern world that both robs and reveres it.--Adapted from jacket
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Alternative Names
Cook, R.

Cook, Robert

Cook, Robert Brian, 1940-

Cook, Robert William Arthur.

Cook, Robin

Kuk, Robin 1940-

Kuks, Robins 1940-

Robin Cook chirurgien, spécialiste de romans policiers médicaux

Robin Cook medico e scrittore statunitense

Robin Cook pisarz amerykański

Robin Cook schrijver

Robin Cook spisovateľ a lekár USA

Robin Cook US-amerikanischer Arzt und Autor

Робин Кук

Робін Кук

קוק, רובין 1940־

רובין קוק

روبین کوک


ৰবিন কুক

ராபின் குக் (அமெரிக்க எழுத்தாளர்)

로빈 쿡

쿠크, 로빈 1940-

쿡, 로빈

쿡, 로빈 1940-

クック, ロビン


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