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Robin Cook


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Robin Cook is an American physician and writer of novels about medical issues united with thriller genre. He was born in Queens, New York. Cook was graduated from the Wesleyan University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His post graduate studies were from Harvard University. His books are a fusion of medicine and fantasy.
In his childhood Cook wanted to become an archaeologist and then later on his aspiration turned to medicine. He was a class valedictorian and graduated with Chemistry as his major and gaining a distinction in Government. He was in charge of the Blood/Gas chemistry lab at the Columbian Presbyterian Hospital.

After he was fully trained, Dr. Robin Cook went to the Navy where went to the submarine school and navy diving school. After his service ended in the Navy, he worked in the Ophthalmology department in Harvard. His career as an author started with his novel The Year of the Intern. This novel was written underwater while he was in the Kamehameha in 1972.  
 

Genres: Thriller
 
New and upcoming books
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Bellevue
 
Series
Dr. Marissa Blumenthal
   1. Outbreak (1987)
   2. Vital Signs (1991)
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Jack Stapleton / Laurie Montgomery
   1. Blindsight (1991)
   2. Contagion (1995)
   3. Chromosome 6 (1997)
   4. Vector (1999)
   5. Marker (2005)
   6. Crisis (2006)
   7. Critical (2007)
   8. Foreign Body (2008)
   9. Intervention (2009)
   10. Cure (2010)
   11. Pandemic (2018)
   12. Genesis (2019)
   13. Night Shift (2022)
   14. Manner of Death (2023)
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Pia Grazdani
   1. Death Benefit (2011)
   2. Nano (2012)
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Novels
   The Year of the Intern (1972)
   Coma (1977)
   Sphinx (1979)
   Brain (1980)
   Fever (1982)
   Godplayer (1983)
   Mindbend (1985)
   Mortal Fear (1988)
   Mutation (1989)
   Harmful Intent (1989)
   Terminal (1992)
   Fatal Cure (1994)
   Acceptable Risk (1995)
   Invasion (1997)
   Toxin (1998)
   Abduction (2000)
   Shock (2001)
   Seizure (2002)
   Cell (2014)
   Host (2015)
   Charlatans (2017)
   Viral (2021)
   Bellevue (2024)
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Robin Cook recommends
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Baby X (2024)
Kira Peikoff
"Kira Peikoff's Baby X is inventive, engrossing, and alarmingly prescient. Peikoff paints a chilling future that appears one headline away from reality."
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Observer (2023)
Nancy Kress and Robert Lanza
"Real science and limitless imagination combine in a thrilling story you won't soon forget."
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CRISPR'd (2022)
Judy Foreman
"Judy Foreman's debut novel, CRISPR'd, is a must-read. A former science writer and health columnist for The Boston Globe, Foreman has written a page-turner--a medical thriller cum cautionary tale--that will not just have you on the edge of your seat but will enlighten you about the power, and potential dangers, of the new gene-editing technology, CRISPR. Foreman has a unique, concise style, like a scalpel. Her novel builds to an exciting, and unexpected, finale that will leave you breathless, and thoughtful."

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Suspense Magazine February 2012 (2012)
(Suspense Magazine)
edited by
John Raab

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