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Cook, Robin 1940-

Works: 335 works in 3,468 publications in 25 languages and 143,524 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Medical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Political fiction  Suspense fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Suspense fiction, American  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3553.O5545, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robin Cook
Crisis by Robin Cook( Book )

67 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 4,536 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 )

69 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 4,515 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 )

53 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 4,388 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 )

83 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,372 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
Shock by Robin Cook( Book )

78 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 4,058 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
Intervention by Robin Cook( Book )

44 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,928 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 )

76 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,901 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 )

59 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,745 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 )

30 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 3,731 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 ..."--Page 2 of cover
Contagion by Robin Cook( Book )

106 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Cook's most successful--and timely bestsellers. Contagion is a terrifying cautionary tale for the millennium as a deadly epidemic is spread not merely by microbes, but by sabotage
Vector by Robin Cook( Book )

73 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,645 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 )

69 editions published between 1197 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

89 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,398 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
Fatal cure by Robin Cook( Book )

92 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

138 editions published between 451 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 3,367 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
Mortal fear by Robin Cook( Book )

99 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

133 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 3,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a deadly plague strikes America, epidemiologist Marissa Blumenthal uncovers the plot behind its spread. Murder and intrigue reach epidemic proportions when a devastating plague sweeps the country. Dr. Marissa Blumenthal of the Atlanta Centers for Disease Control investigates--and soon uncovers the medical world's deadliest secret
Blindsight by Robin Cook( Book )

81 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Peters, the patient has stopped breathing!" The nurse's voice on the phone is desperate, but young Dr. Peters, in his first weeks of internship, is bone-tired and a little afraid. He's forgotten when he last slept. Yet he knows that in the coming hours he will have to make life or death decisions, assist contemptuous surgeons, deal with nurses who may know more than he does, and pretend at all times to be what he has not yet become - a fully qualified doctor
Coma by Juan Pablo Raba( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een medisch studente gaat ondanks tegenwerking van artsen onderzoeken waarom twee patiënten na een kleine operatie in een ziekenhuis niet meer bij bewustzijn zijn gekomen
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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


ராபின் குக் (அமெரிக்க எழுத்தாளர்)

로빈 쿡

쿠크, 로빈 1940-

쿡, 로빈

쿡, 로빈 1940-

クック, ロビン


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