Books by Robin Cook


Cell

Cell

Original publication date: 2014

George Wilson, M.D., a radiology resident in Los Angeles, is about to enter a profession on the brink of an enormous paradigm shift, foreshadowing a vastly different role for doctors everywhere. The smartphone is poised to take on a new role in medicine, no longer as a mere medical app but rather as a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating even better than the real thing. It is called iDoc.

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Nano

Nano

Original publication date: 2013

After a tumultuous year in which her mentor is murdered and her estranged father comes back into her life, Pia Grazdani, the embattled medical student from Death Benefit, decides to take a year off from her medical studies and takes a job at Nanobots, a lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology institute.

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Death Benefit

Death Benefit

Original publication date: 2011

Wall Street whizzes turn their attentions from mortgages to the twenty-five-trillion-dollar life-insurance industry, hoping to make a financial killing.

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Cure

Cure

Original publication date: 2010

With her son's cancer in complete remission, Dr. Laurie Montgomery returns to work and faces the case of her career. Does she still have what it takes after so much time away?

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Intervention

Intervention

Original publication date: 2009

New York City medical detective Jack Stapleton investigates the promises—and deadly risks—of alternative medicine and is led deep into the heart of a religious conspiracy...

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Foreign Body

Foreign Body

Original publication date: 2008

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.

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Critical

Critical

Original publication date: 2007

New York City medical examiners Laurie Montgomery and Jack Stapleton return in this stunning new novel from the master of the medical thriller—a ripped-from-the-headlines tale of an innovative doctor's dangerous downward spiral.

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Crisis

Crisis

Original publication date: 2006

A terrifying story of a doctor who is sucked into the maelstrom of the current medical malpractice crisis.

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Marker

Marker

Original publication date: 2005

Dr. Laurie Montgomery and Dr. Jack Stapleton confront a ballooning series of puzzling hospital deaths of young, healthy people who have just undergone successful routine surgery.

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Seizure

Seizure

Original publication date: 2003

What could bring an enigmatic, notorious southern senator, and a gifted, vigorously entrepreneurial researcher together? Religion, politics, and bioscience collide.

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Shock

Shock

Original publication date: 2001

Two women respond to an ad to solve financial problems: a highly profitable fertility clinic is willing to pay top dollar to attractive, slim, athletic Ivy-league egg donors. When they become curious, the truth they discover far exceeds the worst they had imagined.

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Abduction

Abduction

Original publication date: 2000

A mysterious transmission from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean leads a crew of oceanographers and divers to a phenomenon beyond scientific understanding—a discovery that will change everything we know about life on Earth...

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Vector

Vector

Original publication date: 1999

Experts do not question whether a bioterrorism event will occur in the United States, only when...

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Toxin

Toxin

Original publication date: 1998

A gripping novel of bacterial poisoning and corporate malevolence, from the dean of medical thrillers.

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Chromosome 6

Chromosome 6

Original publication date: 1997

When a notorious underworld figure is gunned down, his Mafioso competitors become prime suspects. Suspicions are fueled when the body disappears from the city morgue before it can be autopsied. A few days later, the mutilated body arrives, missing its liver.

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Invasion

Invasion

Original publication date: 1997

Invasion explores a sudden outbreak of strange new symptoms that defy diagnosis. The cause is unknown—an unknowable—because it is unlike anything humankind has ever seen...

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Contagion

Contagion

Original publication date: 1995

From the undisputed master of the medical thriller comes the story of a deadly epidemic spread not merely by microbes but by sinister sabotage—a terrifying cautionary tale for the millennium as the health care giants collide.

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Fatal Cure

Fatal Cure

Original publication date: 1994

A hair-raising, timely foray into the dark side of medical reform, proving that with "managed care" the unthinkable can be as close as the local hospital.

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Acceptable Risk

Acceptable Risk

Original publication date: 1994

Robin Cook confronts one of the most provocative issues of our time—a terrifying glimpse into the dangers of antidepressant drugs...

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Terminal

Terminal

Original publication date: 1993

A medical student and a nurse investigate medulloblastoma cases. By the time they uncover the truth about seemingly ground-breaking cures, the pair run afoul of the law, their medical colleagues, and the powerful, enigmatic director of the Forbes Center.

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Blindsight

Blindsight

Original publication date: 1992

Set in Manhattan, Blindside tells of city forensic pathologist Dr. Laurie Montgomery's battle to foil a plot of unimaginable evil.

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Vital Signs

Vital Signs

Original publication date: 1991

Here is Robin Cook's most controversial medical thriller—the shocking story of experimental fertilization, the passion to create life, and the power to destroy it.

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Harmful Intent

Harmful Intent

Original publication date: 1990

Robin Cook's explosive novel of a doctor accused of malpractice—a fugitive on the run who pierces the heart of a shocking medical conspiracy.

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Mutation

Mutation

Original publication date: 1989

Drawing on a horror theme as old as Frankenstein, as fresh as tomorrow's headlines, Mutation is a chilling cautionary tale of the perils of genetic engineering. Dr. Victor Frank sought to create the son of his dreams—and invented a nightmare.

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Mortal Fear

Mortal Fear

Original publication date: 1988

When an eminent biomolecular geneticist dies violently before his eyes, a doctor must use more than his medical knowledge to explain what he comes to believe is murder, and to stop a scientific breakthrough from becoming a curse instead of a miracle.

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Outbreak

Outbreak

Original publication date: 1987

When the director of an L.A. health maintenance clinic and seven patients succumb to an untreatable and virulently contagious virus, Atlanta's CDC goes on red alert. Mankind may be facing its gravest medical crisis since the Black Death.

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Mindbend

Mindbend

Original publication date: 1985

A gigantic drug firm has offered an aspiring young doctor a lucrative job that will help support his pregnant wife. It could make their dreams come true—or their nightmares...

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Godplayer

Godplayer

Original publication date: 1983

Dr. Cassandra Kingsley is about to discover that neither her marriage nor her job is what she thought. And when she sets out to find the truth, it may just kill her.

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Fever

Fever

Original publication date: 1982

Charles Martel is a brilliant cancer researcher who discovers that his own daughter is the victim of leukemia. The cause: a chemical plant conspiracy that not only promises to kill her, but will destroy him as a doctor and a man if he tries to fight it...

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Brain

Brain

Original publication date: 1981

Two doctors place their lives in jeopardy to find out why a young woman died on the operating table—and had her brain secretly removed.

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Sphinx

Sphinx

Original publication date: 1979

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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Coma

Coma

Original publication date: 1977

They called it "minor surgery," but more than a dozen patients—all admitted to Boston Memorial Hospital for routine procedures—were victims of the same inexplicable, hideous tragedy on the operating table. They never woke up...

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Year of the Intern

Year of the Intern

Original publication date: 1972

A young intern goes through the year that promises to make him into a doctor, and threatens to destroy him as a human being.

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Nano, by Dr. Robin CookNow available in hardcover

George Wilson, M.D., a radiology resident in Los Angeles, is about to enter a profession on the brink of an enormous paradigm shift, foreshadowing a vastly different role for doctors everywhere. The smartphone is poised to take on a new role in medicine, no longer as a mere medical app but rather as a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating even better than the real thing. It is called iDoc.
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Nano, by Dr. Robin CookNow available in paperback

Pia Grazdani, the embattled medical student from Death Benefit, decides to take a year off from her medical studies and takes a job at Nano, LLC, a lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology institute.
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"Cook richly develops characters, allowing us to share their most personal thoughts and professional concerns."
USA Today