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Petkoff, Robert

Overview
Works: 139 works in 538 publications in 1 language and 28,101 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Black humor  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Suspense fiction  Fictional autobiographies 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PS3566.A539,
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Petkoff
Room a novel by Emma Donoghue( Recording )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and attempts a nail-biting escape
A heartbeat away by Michael Palmer( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preparing to give a State of the Union address when a terrorist group releases a deadly virus into the Capitol building, President James Allaire is forced to enlist the services of a virologist who has been wrongly imprisoned for suspected terrorist intentions
Killing Reagan : the violent assault that changed a presidency by Bill O'Reilly( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman's bullet came within inches of his heart. His recovery was nothing short of remarkable -- or so it seemed. But Reagan was grievously injured, forcing him to encounter a challenge that few men ever face. Could he silently overcome his traumatic experience while at the same time carrying out the duties of the most powerful man in the world?
The bone tree a novel by Greg Iles( Recording )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penn Cage's father, Dr. Tom Cage, stands accused of murder and each effort to defend him unearths new, shocking secrets. At issue is the murder of Tom's former nurse, Viola Turner. The district attorney is quick to point the finger at Tom, citing his decades-old relationship with Viola. When Tom is taken into custody, Penn must explore the dangerous territory of Tom and Viola's shared history, set squarely in the most harrowing years of civil-rights-era Mississippi
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end by Atul Gawande( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Gawande asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end
BoneMan's daughters by Ted Dekker( Recording )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serial killer is kidnapping young girls, breaking their bones, and leaving them to die. Ryan Evans is an intelligence officer who is alienated from his own family. When the BoneMan kidnaps Ryan's daughter, Ryan must take on this deranged killer himself to save her
Political suicide by Michael Palmer( Recording )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Lou Welcome has been supervising Dr. Gary McHugh's recovery from alcoholism. Though McHugh hasn't been taking his AA program seriously, Lou sees progress and the two have become friends. After visiting a patient of his, Congressmen Elias Colston, McHugh is found unconscious in his wrecked car. Colston has been shot dead, and McHugh is the prime suspect, though he insists the congressman was dead when he got there. Lou investigates the murder and uncovers a deadly conspiracy
Purity : a novel by Jonathan Franzen( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of Freedom Young Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother-- her only family-- is hazardous. But she doesn't have a clue who her father is, why her mother has always concealed her own real name, or how she can ever have a normal life. Enter the Germans. A glancing encounter with a German peace activist leads Pip to an internship in South America with The Sunlight Project, an organization that traffics in all the secrets of the world--including, Pip hopes, the secret of her origins. TSP is the brainchild of Andreas Wolf, a charismatic provocateur who rose to fame in the chaos following the fall of the Berlin Wall. Now on the lam in Bolivia, Andreas is drawn to Pip for reasons she doesn't understand, and the intensity of her response to him upends her conventional ideas of right and wrong. Purity is a dark-hued comedy of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder. The author of The Corrections and Freedom has created yet another cast of vividly original characters, Californians and East Germans, good parents and bad parents, journalists and leakers, and he follows their intertwining paths through landscapes as contemporary as the omnipresent Internet and as ancient as the war between the sexes. Jonathan Franzen is a major author of our time, and Purity is his edgiest and most searching book yet"--
Beat the reaper a novel by Josh Bazell( Recording )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Brown is a young emergency room doctor whose sealed identity in the witness protection program is about to give out! After a heart-thumping morning (including a mugging and a lusty elevator encounter with a hot pharmaceuticals rep), Peter treats a new patient who knows him from his other life. Can he keep the patient alive long enough to beat the reaper?
Resistant by Michael Palmer( Recording )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dr. Lou Welcome fills in last minute for his boss at a national conference in Atlanta, he brings along his best friend, Cap Duncan. But an accident turns tragic when Cap injures his leg while running. The open wound is the perfect breeding ground for a deadly microbial invader committed to eating Cap alive from the inside out. Turning to the Centers for Disease Control, Lou uncovers a link to a shadowy group known as One Hundred Neighbors who are using health institutions as hostages
Oath of office by Michael Palmer( Recording )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lou Welcome, a disgraced former doctor battling drug and alcohol addiction, forms an unlikely partnership with First Lady Dr. Darlene Mallory in an investigation into the food industry and the effects that genetically modified corn may be having on the population
Irrational man( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy professor Abe Lucas is at rock bottom emotionally, unable to find any meaning or joy in life. He feels that everything he's tried to do from political activism to teaching hasn't made any difference. Abe gets involved with two women: Rita Richards, a lonely professor who is unhappy in her marriage; and Jill Pollard, his best student, who becomes his closest friend. Pure chance changes everything when Abe and Jill overhear a stranger's conversation and become drawn in
Deadly heat by Richard Castle( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat, continuing to pursue the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered her execution over a decade ago, teams up with her lover to find the old spy, while a serial killer terrorizes the Twentieth Precinct, singling Nikki out as the recipient of his twisted messages
Death wears a beauty mask : and other stories by Mary Higgins Clark( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories from the #1 New York Times bestselling 'Queen of Suspense' Mary Higgins Clark
The pale king by David Foster Wallace( Recording )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The character David Foster Wallace is introduced to the banal world of the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, and the host of strange people who work there, in a novel that was unfinished at the time of the author's death
Raging heat by Richard Castle( Recording )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illegal immigrant falls from the sky and NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat's investigation into his death quickly captures the imagination of her boyfriend, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jameson Rook. When he decides to work the case with Heat as his next big story, Nikki is at first happy to have him ride along. Yes, she must endure Rook's usual wild conspiracy speculations and adolescent wisecracks, but after reuniting following his recent assignment abroad, she's glad for the entertainment, the chance to bounce ideas around, and just to be close to him again and feel the old spark rekindle. But when Rook's inquiry concludes that Detective Heat has arrested the wrong man for the murder, everything changes. Balancing her high stakes job with a complicated romance has been a challenge ever since Nikki fell for the famous reporter. Now, her relationship lurches from mere complexity into sharp conflict over the most high-risk case of her career. Set against the raging force of Hurricane Sandy as it pounds New York, Heat battles an ambitious powerbroker, fights a platoon of urban mercenaries, and clashes with the man she loves. Detective Heat knows her job is to solve murders. She just worries that solving this one will be the death of her relationship
Westward the tide by Louis L'Amour( Recording )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promised a boat-load of gold and a chance to woo the girl of his dreams, gritty Matt Bardoul accepts a job to take a wagon full of goods out west. However, when the journey sours and someone tries to gun him down, Matt realizes that he may have been set up
Storm front [a Derrick Storm thriller] by Richard Castle( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When, throughout the world, high-level bankers are being tortured and murdered by his old nemesis Gregor Derrick, Derrick Storm is called in by the CIA to figure out who Volkov is working for and why, and, with the help of a beautiful and mysterious foreign agent, uncovers a plot that could destroy the global economy
Astray by Emma Donoghue( Recording )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They are gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross other borders too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress. With rich historical detail, the celebrated author of Room takes us from puritan Massachusetts to revolutionary New Jersey, antebellum Louisiana to the Toronto highway, lighting up four centuries of wanderings that have profound echoes in the present
Lincoln [a photobiography] by Russell Freedman( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the boyhood, marriage, professional life, political career, and tragic death of Abraham Lincoln includes select photos from the print edition
 
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Room a novel
Alternative Names
Robert Petkoff American musical theater actor

Robert Petkoff Amerikaans acteur

Robert Petkoff US-amerikanischer Bühnenschauspieler

Роберт Петкофф

Languages
English (137)

Covers
A heartbeat awayBoneMan's daughtersBeat the reaper a novelOath of officeThe pale kingWestward the tideLincoln [a photobiography]