A Medical Thriller

11 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,456 ratings

Marker Publisher's Summary

Twenty-eight-year-old Sean McGillin is the picture of health, until he fractures his leg while in-line skating in New York City's Central Park. Within 24 hours of his surgery, he dies.

A 36-year-old mother, Darlene Morgan, has knee surgery to repair a torn ligament in her knee. And within 24 hours, she has died.

New York City medical examiners Dr. Laurie Montgomery and Dr. Jack Stapleton are back, in Robin Cook's electrifying 25th novel. Last seen in Vector, the doctors confront a series of puzzling hospital deaths of young, healthy people after successful routine surgery.

Despite institutional resistance from her superiors, as well as from those at Manhattan General, Laurie doggedly pursues the investigation. Though it seems impossible to determine why and how the patients are dying, she comes to suspect that not only are the deaths related, they're intentional, suggesting the work of a remarkably clever serial killer with a very unusual motive, involving frightening ties to both developing genomic medicine and the economics of modern-day health care.

Then Laurie is dealt a double blow: While coping with Jack's inability to commit to their relationship, she discovers she carries a genetic marker for a breast-cancer gene. As her personal life continues to unravel, the need for answers becomes more urgent, especially when Laurie is pulled into the nightmare as a potential victim herself. With time winding down, she and Jack race to connect the dots, and save Laurie's life.

With his signature blend of suspense and science, Robin Cook delivers an electrifying page-turner as vivid as today's headlines.

©2005 Robin Cook (P)2005 Penguin Audio and Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 5

    • Marker

    • By: Robin Cook
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 583
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288

    Twenty-eight-year-old Sean McGillin is the picture of health, until he fractures his leg while in-line skating in New York City's Central Park. Within 24 hours of his surgery, he dies.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit too predictable

    • By Martin on 06-26-05

    Regular price: $35.00

  • Book 6

    • Crisis

    • By: Robin Cook
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 520
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 222

    When Dr. Craig Bowman is served with a summons for medical malpractice, he's shocked, enraged, and more than a little humiliated. A devoted physician who works continuously in the service of others, he endured grueling years of training and is now a partner in an exclusive concierge medical practice. No longer forced to see more and more patients while spending less and less time with each one just to keep his office door open, he now provides the kind of medical care he is trained to do.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not disappointed!!!

    • By Edward on 09-19-06

    Regular price: $33.60

  • Book 7

    • Critical

    • By: Robin Cook
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 538
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 206

    Angela Dawson, M.D., the well-heeled owner of three New York City specialty hospitals, is devastated when a a surge of drug-resistant staph infections threatens her empire.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • MRSA crazy

    • By James on 12-07-07

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 8

    • Foreign Body

    • By: Robin Cook
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 235
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Better The Second Time Around

    • By Simone on 11-21-13

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 9

    • Intervention

    • By: Robin Cook
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 136

    New York Times - best-selling author Robin Cook returns with another ripped-from-the-headlines medical thriller, where DNA science, biotechnology, and religion collide.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Intervention

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-18-09

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 10

    • Cure

    • By: Robin Cook
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 161

    With her young son's potentially fatal neuroblastoma in complete remission, New York City medical examiner Laurie Montgomery returns to work, only to face the case of her career. The investigation into the death of CIA agent Kevin Markham is a professional challenge-and has Laurie's colleagues wondering if she still has what it takes after so much time away. Laurie and Jack race to connect the dots before they are consumed in a dangerous game of biotech espionage.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A repetitive waste of time

    • By Mary Dietrich on 08-24-10

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 11

    • Pandemic

    • By: Robin Cook
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After a young, seemingly healthy woman collapses suddenly on the NYC subway and dies by the time she reaches the hospital, her case is initially chalked up to influenza. That is, until she ends up on Dr. Jack Stapleton's autopsy table, where Jack discovers something eerily fishy: First, that the young woman has had a heart transplant, and second, that her DNA matches that of the transplanted heart. Strangely, two more incidences of young people with this same sudden and rapid illness follow. Something is off about these cases, and only Jack can figure it out before it's too late.  

    Regular price: $28.00