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Cook, Robin 1940-

Overview
Works: 311 works in 3,380 publications in 25 languages and 143,257 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Medical fiction  Political fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Suspense fiction, American  Detective and mystery stories, American  Film adaptations  Conspiracy films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3553.O5545, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robin Cook
Critical by Robin Cook( Book )

68 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 4,578 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
Crisis by Robin Cook( Book )

67 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 4,535 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 )

52 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 4,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of unexplained deaths in foreign hospitals sends an idealistic UCLA medical student on a desperate search for answers, in this chilling tale from the master of the medical thriller
Marker by Robin Cook( Book )

81 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,378 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
Shock by Robin Cook( Book )

77 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 4,051 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 )

43 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,916 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 )

74 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,903 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 )

58 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,738 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
Cure by Robin Cook( Book )

29 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 3,711 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 )

98 editions published between 1197 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,668 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
Vector by Robin Cook( Book )

73 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,638 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
Contagion by Robin Cook( Book )

63 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,555 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
Acceptable risk by Robin Cook( Book )

86 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prozac-like drugs are being prescribed not only for their original purposes but increasingly to alter individual personalities to currently valued norms. With dead-on accuracy and the prescience of tomorrow's headlines, Robin Cook explores the perilous intersection where fame and unfathomable lucre waylay and seduce the very best and brightest of those sworn to do no harm. When neuroscientist Edward Armstrong begins dating Kimberly Stewart, a descendant of woman who was hanged as a witch at the time of the Salem witch trials, he takes advantage of the opportunity to delve into a pet theory: that the "devil" in Salem in 1692 had been a hallucinogenic drug inadvertently consumed with mold-tainted grain. In an attempt to prove his theory, Edward grows the mold he believes responsible from samples taken from the Stewart estate. In a brilliant designer-drug transformation, the poison becomes Ultra, the next generation of antidepressants with truly startling therapeutic capabilities. Acceptable Risk is a story of quest: a researcher's quest for the ultimate drug and a woman's quest for self-understanding. Unbeknownst to either person, the two seemingly separate quests collide with devastating consequences
Coma : a novel by Robin Cook( Book )

139 editions published between 451 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 3,384 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
Fatal cure by Robin Cook( Book )

93 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,363 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?
Mortal fear by Robin Cook( Book )

94 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

132 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 3,332 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
Blindsight by Robin Cook( Book )

83 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manhattan city forensic pathologist Laurie Montgomery battles to foil a plot of unimaginable evil in a distinguished New York hospital
Terminal by Robin Cook( Book )

61 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,220 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
 
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Alternative Names
Cook, R.

Cook, Robert

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 US-amerikanischer Arzt und Autor

Робин Кук

קוק, רובין 1940־

רובין קוק

روبین کوک

ब्लाइन्डसाइट

ராபின் குக் (அமெரிக்க எழுத்தாளர்)

로빈 쿡

쿠크, 로빈 1940-

쿡, 로빈 1940-

クック, ロビン

ロビン・クック

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