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Cook, Robin 1940-

Works: 312 works in 3,751 publications in 30 languages and 145,165 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Political fiction  Adventure stories  Suspense fiction, American  Detective and mystery stories, American  Drama  Biography  Detective and mystery stories  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3553.O5545, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robin Cook
Critical by Robin Cook( Book )

80 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 4,846 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 )

61 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 4,717 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
Crisis by Robin Cook( Book )

78 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 4,712 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
Marker by Robin Cook( Book )

97 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 4,571 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 )

62 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 4,371 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 archaeologist--a battle involving what some people believe to be the skeletal remains the Virgin Mary
Shock by Robin Cook( Book )

97 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 4,121 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
Toxin by Robin Cook( Book )

112 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 3,947 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
Seizure by Robin Cook( Book )

67 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,927 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
Vector by Robin Cook( Book )

100 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 3,818 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
Cure by Robin Cook( Book )

38 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,809 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
Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook( Book )

105 editions published between 1197 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 3,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shocking and thought-provoking book about genetic manipulation, revolutionary organ transplants, and cloning
Contagion by Robin Cook( Book )

69 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,678 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
Fatal cure by Robin Cook( Book )

114 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 3,529 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 )

99 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 3,522 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
Death benefit by Robin Cook( Book )

43 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,519 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?
Coma : a novel by Robin Cook( Book )

167 editions published between 451 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 3,487 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 )

83 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 3,386 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
Blindsight by Robin Cook( Book )

96 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 3,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Cook is back-with a shocking story of medical conspiracy. Today, organ transplants are common miracles of science. But if the supply cannot meet the demand, how far will people go to find donors? Dr. Laurie Montgomery, a forensic pathologist, learns the terrifying answer when she investigates a series of fatal "overdose" of young professionals. Some crimes are beyond comprehension. But seeing is believing
Mortal fear by Robin Cook( Book )

114 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 3,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

129 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 3,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bestselling master of medical suspense Robin Cook mines the mysteries of Egypt's magnificent past to deliver a one-of-a-kind thriller packed with compelling realism and unrelenting suspense
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Alternative Names
Cook, R.

Cook, Robert

Cook, Robert William Arthur.

Cook, Robin

Kuk, Robin 1940-

Kuks, Robins 1940-

Robin Cook medico e scrittore statunitense

Robin Cook pisarz amerykański

Robin Cook schrijver

Robin Cook US-amerikanischer Arzt und Autor

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קוק, רובין 1940־

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روبین کوک


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