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Petkoff, Robert

Overview
Works: 157 works in 633 publications in 1 language and 31,453 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Drama  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Black humor  Political fiction  History  Historical fiction  Epic fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PS3566.A539, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Petkoff
Room a novel by Emma Donoghue( Recording )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,808 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 1,249 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 )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,082 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 )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greg Iles continues the electrifying story begun in his smash New York Times bestseller Natchez Burning in this highly anticipated second installment of an epic trilogy of blood and race, family and justice, featuring Southern lawyer Penn Cage. Former prosecutor Penn Cage and his fiance, reporter and publisher Caitlin Masters, have barely escaped with their lives after being attacked by wealthy businessman Brody Royal and his Double Eagles, a KKK sect with ties to some of Mississippi's most powerful men. But the real danger has only begun as FBI Special Agent John Kaiser warns Penn that Brody wasn't the true leader of the Double Eagles. The puppeteer who actually controls the terrorist group is a man far more fearsome: the chief of the state police's Criminal Investigations Bureau, Forrest Knox. The only way Penn can save his father, Dr. Tom Cage-who is fleeing a murder charge as well as corrupt cops bent on killing him-is either to make a devil's bargain with Knox or destroy hi
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end by Atul Gawande( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 889 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
Irrational man by Woody Allen( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 871 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
Purity : a novel by Jonathan Franzen( Recording )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 854 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"--
BoneMan's daughters by Ted Dekker( Recording )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 803 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 )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 780 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
Beat the reaper a novel by Josh Bazell( Recording )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 727 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 722 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 717 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
Before the fall : a novel by Noah Hawley( Recording )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a foggy summer night, eleven people -- ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter -- depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs -- the painter -- and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family. With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members -- including a Wall Street titan and his wife, a Texan-born party boy just in from London, a young woman questioning her path in life, and a career pilot -- the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens. As the passengers' intrigues unravel, odd coincidences point to a conspiracy. Was it merely by dumb chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something far more sinister at work? Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations. And while Scott struggles to cope with fame that borders on notoriety, the authorities scramble to salvage the truth from the wreckage."
Death wears a beauty mask : and other stories by Mary Higgins Clark( Recording )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories from the #1 New York Times bestselling 'Queen of Suspense' Mary Higgins Clark
Deadly heat by Richard Castle( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to find justice for her mother, top NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat continues to pursue the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered her execution over a decade ago. For the hunt, Nikki teams once again with her romantic partner, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jameson Rook. Their quest for the old spy and the motive behind the past murder unearths an alarming terror plot - which is anything but ancient history. It is lethal. It is now. And it has already entered its countdown phase
Raging heat by Richard Castle( Recording )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 587 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
The pale king by David Foster Wallace( Recording )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 578 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
Barkskins : a novel by Annie Proulx( Recording )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late seventeenth century, two illiterate woodsmen, Rene Sel and Charles Duquet, make their way from Northern France to New France to seek a living. Bound to a feudal lord, a 'seigneur', for three years in exchange for land, they suffer extraordinary hardship, always in awe of the forest they are charged with clearing, sometimes brimming with dreams of its commercial potential. Rene marries an Indian healer, and they have children, mixing the blood of two cultures. Duquet travels the globe and back, starting a logging company that will prosper for generations. Proulx tells the stories of the children, grandchildren, and descendants of these two lineages, the Sels and the Duquets, as well as the descendants of their allies and foes, as they travel back to Europe, to China, to New England, always in quest of a livelihood or a fortune, or fleeing stunningly brutal conditions - accidents, pestilence, Indian attacks, the revenge of rivals
Westward the tide by Louis L'Amour( Recording )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 568 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
Astray by Emma Donoghue( Recording )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 484 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
 
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Room a novel
Alternative Names
Robert Petkoff American musical theater actor

Robert Petkoff Amerikaans acteur

Robert Petkoff US-amerikanischer Bühnenschauspieler

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English (152)

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A heartbeat awayBoneMan's daughtersBeat the reaper a novelOath of officeThe pale kingWestward the tide