This is the first of Robin Cooks books I listened to. The book starts off slow, however after building the characters and setting, the plot thickens. I really enjoyed listening to the Marker. The novel exposes the medical health care system as the big businesses that it is.
I enjoyed this story, but found much of the hospital scenes unrealistic. I work in a hospital and have never seen people treat patients like many of the hospital staff in these scenes did.
Marker was the first Robin Cook mystery I have listened to, or read. Basically a good story line, let down by being way too predictable. Too linear with very little twists, or side stories, which was welcomed after plowing through "No Second Chance" by Harlon Coban. The narrator was good enought I'd listen to another book he reads,but I will skip Robin Cook's next book. Seems more and more of his books are written to a formula ala Harlaquin Romance stories.
The story, like most of Robin Cooks, is fun. Cook gives you something to think about and while he's no Faulkner the books are usually fun to read (or listen to). This narrator is awful, though. Both my wife and I liked the book and hated the narrator. I winced whenever he tried to mimic a female voice. I won't get another one with this narrator.
Well, he's done it again got me thinking about the Health Care System and the way things get covered up. VERY GOOD