Cell

      Robin Cook

Cell

The New York Times� bestselling author and master of the medical thriller returns with a top-notch fusion of groundbreaking medical science and edge-of-your-seat suspense. 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. George’s initial collision with this incredible innovation is devastating. He awakens one morning to find his fiancée dead in bed alongside him, not long after she participated in an iDoc beta test. Then several of his patients die after undergoing imaging procedures. All of them had been part of the same beta test. Is it possible that iDoc is being subverted by hackers—and that the U.S. government is involved in a cover-up? Despite threats to both his career and his freedom, George relentlessly seeks the truth, knowing that if he’s right, the consequences could be lethal.
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    Death Benefit

      Robin Cook

Death Benefit

ROBIN COOK--New York Times-best selling author and master of the medical thriller--returns with another crackling tale of unchecked greed, medical malfeasance, adn starling science. PIA GRAZDANI is an exceptional yet aloof medical student working closely with Columbia University Medical Center's premier scientist on cutting-edge research that could revolutionize health care by creating replacement organs for critically ill patients. Thorough her work with the brilliant molecular geneticist Dr. Tobias Rothman, Pia knows she will be given the chance to fulfill her ambition to participate in medical discoveries that can help millions while bringing her a measure of personal peace that might once and for all push aside memories of her difficult and abusive childhood.But when tragedy strikes in the lab, Pia, with the help of infatuated classmate George Wilson, must investigate the unforeseen calamity in the hospital's supposedly secure biosafety lab. Meanwhile, two ex-Wall Street whiz kids think they have found another loadstone in the nation's multi-trillion dollar life insurance industry. They race to find ways to control actuarial data and securitize the policies of the aged and infirm to make another killing. As Pia and George dig deeper into the events at the lab one question remains unanswered: is someone attempting to manipulate private insurance information to allow investors to benefit from the deaths of others?
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    Shock

      Robin Cook

Shock

Deborah y Joanna, dos estudiantes que están preparando su tesis doctoral, deciden ponerse en contacto con la clínica Wingate cuando leen su anuncio: ofrecen $45.000 a donantes de óvulos. Tanto dinero les atrae mucho. Cuando la clínica las acepta como donantes, deciden pagar la entrada de un apartamento y luego viajar a Venecia donde las dos acabarán su tesis doctoral.
La clínica se especializa en problemas de infertilidad y está situada en una enorme parcela de una aislada zona rural fuera de Boston. Había sido un hospital psiquiátrico con casas para los empleados e instalaciones diversas.
Se les hace la intervención, reciben sus talones y se marchan felices a Italia. Entonces, Joanna empieza a meditar sobre su donación. Quiere saber si su implantación ha tenido éxito y decide llamar a la clínica. Como es de esperar, se niegan a facilitarle esta información por ser confidencial. Pide ayuda a un amigo suyo, hacker experto, pero la base de datos de la clínica está muy bien protegida y le informa que solamente se podría ganar acceso desde dentro de la clínica.
Y aquí las dos amigas, muy lanzadas, inventan un plan de acción. Solicitarán trabajo en la clínica para conseguir los datos que buscan. Y así es, fácilmente consiguen trabajo y Joanna sigue las instrucciones de su amigo hacker.
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    Contagion

      Robin Cook

Contagion

One of Cook's most successful--and timely--bestsellers. Contagion is a terrifying cautionary tale for the millennium as a deadly epidemic is spread not merely by microbes--but by sabotage...
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    Brain

      Robin Cook

Brain

Both of them suspected that something was wrong--terribly wrong--in the great medical research center where they worked. Both of them wondered why a beautiful young woman had died on the operating table and her brain secretly removed. Both of them found it impossible to explain the rash of female patients exhibiting bizarre mental breakdowns and shocking behavior. Both of them were placing their careers and very lives in deadly jeopardy as they penetrated the eerie inner sanctums of a medical world gone mad with technological power and the lust for more...
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    Acceptable Risk

      Robin Cook

Acceptable Risk

From the roots of an ancient witchcraft ... a new terror to destroy. With billions of dollars at stake, every scientist in America is fighting to discover the next Prozac, the latest 'feel good' drug. Edward Armstrong believes he has hit the jackpot. He has isolated a stunningly effective anti-depressant from a bacterial mould first uncovered over two hundred years ago. But there is more to the drug than anyone could have imagined. When Edward turns violent and the corpses of mutilated animals appear near the laboratory, his girlfriend decides to investigate the truth about this new 'miracle' drug. Before it claims any more innocent lives... From the best-selling doctor whose high-voltage thrillers regularly quicken readers' pulses comes a harrowing tale of greed, abandoned ethics, and ambition run awry in the newest area of medical intervention: cosmetic psychopharmacology. Prozac-like drugs are being prescribed not only for their original purposes but increasingly to alter individual personalities to currently valued norms. With dead-on accuracy and the pre-science of tomorrow's headlines, Robin Cook explores the perilous intersection where fame and unfathomable lucre waylay and seduce the very best and brightest of those sworn to do no harm. When neuroscientist Edward Armstrong begins dating Kimberly Stewart, a descendant of a woman who was hanged as a witch at the time of the Salem witch trials, he takes advantage of the opportunity to delve into a pet theory: that the "devil" in Salem in 1692 had been a hallucinogenic drug inadvertently consumed with mould-tainted grain. In an attempt to prove his theory, Edward grows the mould he believes responsible from samples taken from the Stewart estate. In a brilliant designer-drug transformation, the poison becomes Ultra, the next generation of antidepressants with truly startling therapeutic capabilities.
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    Mutation

      Robin Cook

Mutation

Parce que l'idée d'avoir un enfant surdoué lui semble attirante, parce qu'il a découvert les gènes qui permettent la croissance des cellules nerveuses et que le flou juridique est notable en matière de manipulation génétique, Victor Franck, chercheur en biotechnologie, décide de faire naître un enfant à l'intelligence sans limites. Créateur d'un être mi-prodige, mi-monstre, Frank pourra-t-il accepter que le génie scientifique de son fils se détourne des lois morales les plus essentielles ? Ou bien, tel Abraham, devra-t-il sacrifier la chair de sa chair ?Un livre qui nous tient en haleine jusqu'à la réponse finale, magistrale. Spécialiste incontesté du thriller médical, Robin Cook doit ses connaissances scientifiques à son expérience de chirurgien. Mutation est son huitième livre.
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    Chromosome 6

      Robin Cook

Chromosome 6

Behind the headlines on cloning--Dr. Robin Cook blends fact with fiction in one of his most terrifying bestsellers...Chromosome 6 is a prophetic thriller that challenges the medical ethics of genetic manipulation and cloning in the jungles of equatorial Africa, where one mistake could bridge the gap between man and ape--and forever change the genetic map of our existence...
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    Invasion

      Robin Cook

Invasion

Robin Cook's "pressure cooker of a thriller" ("Booklist") takes medical technology into a new realm, where everything we know about the human body-and the universe we live in-is about to be challenged.
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    The Legend of Parzival: The Epic Story of His Quest for the Grail

      Robin Cook

The Legend of Parzival: The Epic Story of His Quest for the Grail

Enter the extraordinary world of Arthurian legend in an adventure overflowing with knightly chivalry, the danger of jousting and the warmth of true love. But the Legend of Parzival is more than the tale of one knight's epic journey to find the elusive Holy Grail; along the way Parzival faces a challenging journey of self-discovery. He must conquer his ignorance and pride, and learn humility and compassion before he is finally worthy of becoming a Grail Knight. This accessible prose retelling of the medieval German epic brings the wonderful story of the Arthurian knight (known variously as Parzival, Parsifal and Percival) to life for today's readers, while faithfully preserving the story, characters and tone of Wolfram von Eschenbach's thirteenth century narrative poem. In Steiner-Waldorf education, Parzival's quest is seen as a metaphor for the difficult journey through life, which speaks strongly to the adolescent, and its study is at the heart of the Class 11 curriculum. As a hugely experienced Steiner-Waldorf teacher, Robin Cook's engaging retelling will provide valuable inspiration for other teachers and students, as well as enjoyment and enrichment for all readers.
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    Fever

      Robin Cook

Fever

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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    Harmful Intent

      Robin Cook

Harmful Intent

It should have been a routine childbirth. But somehow, the mother died in the delivery, the baby was born brain-damaged, and Jeffrey Rhodes, the anesthesiologist, is running for his life. Charged with malpractice, he is found guilty of harmful intent and reckless disregard for human life. To clear his name, Rhodes must follow a fugitive trail into the heart of medical nightmare. A trail that, for some, may end in suicide--and for others, in the most shocking conspiracy of our time...
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    Foreign Body

      Robin Cook

Foreign Body

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. Jennifer Hernandez is a fourth-year medical student at UCLA, just completing an elective in general surgery, whose world is shattered during a break in an otherwise ordinary day. While relaxing in the surgical lounge of L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, she half-listens to a piece on medical tourism, where first-world citizens travel to third-world countries for surgery. But when she hears her beloved grandmother’s name mentioned, her own heart nearly stops: the CNN reporter says Maria Suarez-Hernandez had died, a day after undergoing a hip replacement in New Delhi’s Queen Victoria Hospital. Maria had raised Jennifer and her brothers from infancy, and their bond was unshakable. Still, the news that Maria had traveled to India was a shock to Jennifer, until she realized that it was the only viable option for the hardworking yet uninsured woman. Devastated, and desperate for answers, Jennifer takes emergency leave from school and heads to India, where relations with local officials go from sympathetic to sour as she presses for more information. With the discovery of other unexplained deaths followed by hasty cremations, Jennifer reaches out to her mentor, New York City medical examiner Dr. Laurie Montgomery, who has her own deep connection to Maria. Laurie, along with her husband, Dr. Jack Stapleton, rushes to the younger woman’s side, discovering a sophisticated medical facility with little margin for error. As the death count grows, so do the questions, leading Laurie and Jennifer to unveil a sinister, multilayered conspiracy of global proportions.
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    Mindbend

      Robin Cook

Mindbend

When a future doctor trusts his pregnant wife's care to the clinic operated by the giant chemical company where he works, he does not suspect that she will be subjected to terrifying experimentation. "Chillingly entertaining and thought-provoking".--Associated Press.
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