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Abduction
A group of scientists exploring the ocean floor are abducted by a society that lives in the earth's core. They are millions of years old and do not want the world to know about them. The abductees, however do not want to stay in that society despite the benefits that it represents. ...
Acceptable Risk
This thriller is about a young nurse who comes to explore her heritage, which dates back to the Salem witchcraft trials. Her romantic interest is a scientist who discovers a new and hopefully useful psychotic drug, which is actually found to alter the chemistry of the mind, resulting in some strange behavior. The journey results in self-discovery and a newfound respect for the power and potential side effects of drugs....
Blindsight
Medical Examiner Laurie Montgomery gets some drug overdose cases, which reminds her of her own brother who died because of drug overdose. All the overdose cases are people who are financially well-off. Her intution tells her these are not drug overdoses but they are actually murders. She later finds out she was correct, but she never expected this would put her own life at risk and one of the most wanted person in the list of US mafia. A beautifully ...
Chromosome 6
A medical researcher "oversteps the bounds" and creates a species of protohumans. A search for the truth by two medical examiners from New York leads them to Africa, where what they find scares them......

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Contagion
Dr. John Stapelton, New York's Medical Examiner, faces the biggest potential plague scare in decades. A deadly but rare flu begins to slowly kill seemingly healthy individuals. John, having already lost his opthalmology practice to a giant HMO, immediately suspects them of killing off patients who cost them a lot of money. John begins to investigate anything that may give him the viruses point of origin. Because of this, someone tries to kill John. ...
Crisis
Dr. Craig Bowman has been charged with malpractice over a death of one of his patients. His practice is in Concierge Medicine which is a new type of medical practice whereby patients who can afford a substantial upfront fee can get tailored medical care including house calls. When Patience Stanford dies suddenly from a heart attack, Dr. Bowman is charged with a malpractice suit brought on by Jordan Stanhope, the patient's husband. Dr. Bowman's narcissi...
Fatal Cure
Dr David and Dr Angela Wilson's daughter Nikki had developed a rare disease of lungs since birth. For the better of their daughter, they planned to move to Bartlet (a small community town ) where fresh air was in abundance. Moreover, David and Angela were satiated by the normal routine and odds of the city life. The Wilsons were enthralled by the freshness in air as well as by the scenic beauty of the town, during their first visit to Bartlet. Morover, B...
Fever
Charles Martel is a brilliant cancer researcher who discovers his own beloved daughter is a victim of leukemia, the same cancer that killed his wife. To make the situation worse the cause of her cancer relates back to a chemical conspiracy. He risks his career and essentially his life as he tries to correct the wrongs done, and save his daughter's life. He attempts to create a cure to save her life, but only time will tell if is shall work. ...
Godplayer
Cassandra is married to the best heart surgeon in Boston, Thomas. Unfortunately, his heart is in his work and will do what it takes to finish the job including taking drugs and even murder....
Harmful Intent
Prison-bound and intent on proving his innocence, anesthiologist Dr. Jeffrey Rhodes jumps his $450,000 bail, evades the ever-persistent bounty hunter, Devlin O'Shea to search for clues to rectify his current dire situation. In his quest, he teams up with a former colleague's widow to uncover an unimaginable plot based on greed that is killing innocent people and ruining the lives of innocent doctors....

Robin Cook list of books

Invasion
Well, it's about a guy who turns in to an alien after a small stone pricks him. The guy tries to convert all his friends in to aliens and the plot gets scarier later on! WATCH OUT!!!...
Marker
Marker is a concise story, which focuses upon the relationship (physical and emotional) between two medical examiners, Julie and Jack. Jack and Julie have been dating and working together for nearly a decade and their relationship has not yet developed into an offer of marraige from Jack and an acceptance of Julie's desire to have a family. Both Jack and Julie are main characters who handle autopsies of a variety of natures. Julie picks up on a si...
Mindbend
Doctors are sent on lecture cruise by a big drug production company and are (and I am NOT kidding here...) Given drugs by the men who see them to their cabins on the ship (whatever these bell-hops at sea are called) what doctor would take a so-called "vitamin" from a bellhop??? The food on the cruise is also drugged and then after they are good and drugged they are given subliminal suggestions and secret BRAIN surgery!!!! Of course our hero never gets...
Mortal Fear
Something is causing patients at a Boston Clinic to age rapidly and die. At first Dr. Jason Howard suspects a new kind of epidemic. But as he investigates, he begins to believe that the deaths were not natural. And the only pattern seems to be that all the patients were overweight, smoked, drank too much, didn't get enough exercise, or combined any of these unhealthy lifestyles. His investigation leads him ironically to a research project aimed at slowin...
Mutation
A scientist believes he is doing the best thing he can in the name of science and ends up creating a monster. Now he must admit to his wife what he has done and how he plans to undo the entire mess. That would be fairly easy if he knew what he were going to do about it. The "good" Doctor is torn between facing the reality of what he created or hiding behind the idea that he has made one of the most scientific discoveries of all time....
Outbreak
A research doctor dies of a mysterious disease inAfrica, he is followed by hundreds of African people in the area dying.A few weeks later there is an outbreak of the disease in the United States.This had to be dealt by CDC employee Marisa Blumenthal who joined only a few weeks ago.She rushes to control many outbreaks in many cities in U.S.A one after the other,she begins to suspect a conspiracy as pieces of the puzzle fall into place. With lit...

Robin Cook novels

Seizure
Middle age doctor desperate to obtain funding for his radical new genetic engineering procedure to develop stem cell research into use to cure human disease. US Senator is opposing his research, but then offers his support in exchange for treatment of his own illness - and keeping that secret. A clinic in Carribean is chosen because the doctors in charge are eager to take chances for money and the Senator is willing to pay. These doctors cut corners on...
Shock
Two Harvard graduate students donate eggs to an infertility clinic run by a maniac who is into cloning humans and removing ovaries from unsuspecting donors. ...
Toxin
Recently divorced Dr Kim Reggis is proud to have his precocious daughter Becky with him. Being a father to a single daughter, he obviously loved her like anything. One day, Kim and his daughter went out to have a treat of burger and fries at Onion Ring( a fast food chain ). The next day, Becky complained to her father of abdominal cramps and diahorrea. Kim assumed it as a normal food-poisoning incidence, and treated her daughter...
Vector
Robin Cook has given his readers another exciting novel around the mysterious contagion situation. This time, although written in 1999 before the wider world was really aware of the threat of biological weapons, Cook has set his plot around an anthrax attack in New York. Yuri Davydov is a Russian immigrant who has become disenchanted with the American way of life and plans to get even with the system. When he meets with a pseudo-Nazi group calling ...


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