New Release Books by Robin Cook

Robin Cook is the author of Viral (2021), Genesis (2020), Pandemic (2018), The Legend of Parzival (2018), Charlatans (2017), Host (2016) and other 173 books.

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Viral

release date: Aug 31, 2021
Viral
In Viral, an electrifying medical thriller from New York Times bestseller Robin Cook, a family''s exposure to a rare yet deadly virus puts them at the centre of a terrifying new danger to mankind – and pulls back the curtain on a healthcare system powered by greed and corruption. Brian Murphy and his family are enjoying a relaxing summer vacation when his wife, Emma, comes down with mild flu-like symptoms. Their leisurely return home to New York City quickly turns into a race to the ER when her condition dramatically deteriorates. At the hospital, she is diagnosed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a rare and highly lethal mosquito-borne viral disease caught during one of their evening cookouts. Worse still, Brian and Emma’s young daughter exhibits alarming signs of the same illness. An already harrowing hospital stay turns even more fraught when Brian receives a staggering hospital bill that his insurer refuses to pay out on, citing dubious clauses in his policy. Forced to choose between the health of his family and bills he can’t afford, and furious at both an indifferent healthcare system and the lack of public awareness about a virus that poses a growing threat, Brian vows to seek justice. As he uncovers the dark side of a historically ruthless industry that preys on the sick and defenceless, it becomes clear he must take his revenge against those responsible by whatever means necessary . . .

Genesis

release date: Aug 04, 2020
Genesis
An ancestry database holds the key to catching a killer in this explosive medical thriller from New York Times-bestselling author Robin Cook. When the body of social worker Kera Jacobsen shows up on Chief New York City Medical Examiner Laurie Montgomery''s autopsy table, it appears she was the victim of a drug overdose. But for Laurie and her new pathology resident, the brilliant Dr. Aria Nichols, little things aren''t adding up. Kera''s family and friends swear she never touched drugs. Administrators from the hospital where Kera worked insist the case be shrouded in silence. And although Kera was ten weeks pregnant, nobody knows who the father was--or what he might now about Kera''s final moments alive. With Laurie temporarily sidelined by a medical emergency, impulsive Aria turns to a controversial new technique: collaborating with experts at a start-up ancestry website to trace the fetus''s DNA in the hopes of identifying the mystery father. But when Kera''s fellow social worker is murdered, it becomes clear that someone doesn''t want Kera''s secrets to come to light . . . and if Aria gets any nearer to the truth, she and Laurie might find themselves a killer''s next targets.

Pandemic

release date: Dec 11, 2018
Pandemic
New York Times-bestselling author Robin Cook takes on the cutting-edge world of gene-modification in this pulse-pounding new medical thriller. When an unidentified, seemingly healthy young woman collapses suddenly on the New York City subway and dies upon reaching the hospital, her case is an eerie reminder for veteran medical examiner Jack Stapleton of the 1918 flu pandemic. Fearful of a repeat on the one hundredth anniversary of the nightmarish contagion, Jack autopsies the woman within hours of her demise and discovers some striking anomalies: first, that she has had a heart transplant, and second, that, against all odds, her DNA matches that of the transplanted heart. Although the facts don''t add up to influenza, Jack must race against the clock to identify the woman and determine what kind of virus could wreak such havoc--a task made more urgent when two other victims succumb to a similar rapid death. But nothing makes sense until his investigation leads him into the fascinating realm of CRISPR/CAS9, a gene-editing biotechnology that''s captured the imagination of the medical community. . . and the attention of its most unethical members. Drawn into the dark underbelly of the organ transplant market, Jack will come face-to-face with a megalomaniacal businessman willing to risk human lives in order to conquer a lucrative new frontier in medicine--and if Jack''s not careful, the next life lost might be his own.

The Legend of Parzival

release date: May 17, 2018
The Legend of Parzival
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.

Charlatans

release date: Aug 22, 2017
Charlatans
The explosive new thriller from New York Times-bestselling author and master of the medical thriller Robin Cook. Newly minted chief resident at Boston Memorial Hospital Noah Rothauser is swamped in his new position, from managing the surgical schedules to dealing with the fallouts from patient deaths. Known for its medical advances, the famed teaching hospital has fitted several ORs as “hybrid operating rooms of the future”—an improvement that seems positive until an anesthesia error during a routine procedure results in the death of an otherwise healthy man. Noah suspects Dr. William Mason, an egotistical, world-class surgeon, of an error during the operation and of tampering with the patient’s record afterward. But Mason is quick to blame anesthesiologist, Dr. Ava London. When more anesthesia-related deaths start to occur, Noah is forced to question all of the residents on his staff, including Ava, and he quickly realizes there’s more to her than what he sees. A social-media junkie, Ava has created multiple alternate personas for herself on the Internet. With his own job and credibility now in jeopardy, Noah must decide which doctor is at fault and who he can believe—before any more lives are lost.

Host

release date: Jul 05, 2016
Host
Coma—reimagined for the twenty-first century from the undisputed king of medical thrillers. Lynn Peirce, a fourth-year medical student at South Carolina’s Mason-Dixon University, thinks she has her life figured out. But when her otherwise healthy boyfriend, Carl, enters the hospital for routine surgery, her neatly ordered life is thrown into total chaos. Carl fails to return to consciousness after the procedure, and an MRI confirms brain death. Devastated by Carl’s condition, Lynn searches for answers. Convinced there’s more to the story than what the authorities are willing to reveal, Lynn uses all her resources at Mason-Dixon—including her initially reluctant lab partner, Michael Pender—to hunt down evidence of medical error or malpractice. What she uncovers, however, is far more disturbing. Hospitals associated with Middleton Healthcare, including the Mason-Dixon Medical Center, have unnervingly high rates of unexplained anesthetic complications and patients contracting serious and terminal illness in the wake of routine hospital admissions. When Lynn and Michael begin to receive death threats, they know they’re into something bigger than either of them anticipated. They soon enter a desperate race against time for answers before shadowy forces behind Middleton Healthcare and their partner, Sidereal Pharmaceuticals, can put a stop to their efforts once and for all.

Liver Rescue

release date: Sep 28, 2019
Liver Rescue
Everybody today has a liver that necessities genuine thought. Your liver plays a focal and fundamental employment in your prosperity and in what your prosperity will look like in 20 years, paying little mind to whether you don''t suffer with any reactions or afflictions right now or you''ve been told your liver is in incredible working solicitation. There''s an entire other world to understand about what''s genuinely happening inside the lives of everyone today and what your liver needs from you to guarantee your prosperity in the years to come. The liver is responsible for more than 2,000 engineered limits in the body (anyway science and research simply trust it''s accountable for around 500). This particularly cunning, remarkable organ locks in for you, all through every single day. In any case, your liver needs your help to do its various occupations, which finally keep you alive. Your liver needs the right sustenance; herbs and improvements to flush detoxify and recover.

Incredible Tortoise

release date: Sep 27, 2019
Incredible Tortoise
DescriptionThe Russian tortoise, additionally normally referred to as the Afghan tortoise, the Central Asian tortoise, Horsfield''s tortoise, and the steppe tortoise, is a threatened species of tortoise in the circle of relatives Testudinidae. The species is endemic to Central Asia.Russian tortoises do not grow massive like many different tortoise species and come to be handiest six to eight inches in duration. Russian tortoises are diurnal, which means they may be typically energetic for the duration of the day. Wild Russian tortoises are regarded to burrow thru the bloodless iciness months.

Encourage to Flourish

release date: Nov 20, 2018
Encourage to Flourish
Daily decide to abide in Christ by reading the Bible or simply saying, "Jesus, I need You today, have your way in my life and use me to shine your light to the people in my life today. Help me to speak your truth with grace and salt that others may be encouraged and inspired to seek You..."

Coma

release date: Feb 01, 2016
Coma
It began with two patients undergoing routine "minor surgery" in Boston''s greatest hospital but Nancy Greenly, Sean Berman and a dozen others—all admitted to Boston Memorial Hospital for routine procedures—were victims of the same inexplicable, hideous tragedy on the operating table. They never regained consciousness. Up against the scorn of the medics and the hostility of the establishment, one girl medical student starts to probe the coma cases, steadily uncovering something unbelievably hideous...

Toxin

release date: Feb 01, 2016
Toxin
Just when you thought it was safe to eat a hamburger again, Robin Cook - master of medical mysteries, deadly epidemics, and creepy comas-returns with an all too likely villain drawn right from current headlines: the American meat industry. If you''ve ever wondered where the E. coli bacteria comes from, and exactly how it can ravage the human body, destroying everything in its path, this is the book for you. As usual, Cook delivers solid information, well-researched medical arcana, and a scathing indictment of managed health care.

Brain

release date: Sep 11, 2014
Brain
From the master of the medical thriller, Robin Cook, comes Brain, another taut and compelling medical mystery. Two doctors suspect something is very wrong at the enormous medical center where they work. And soon they will put their careers – and their lives – in deadly jeopardy, as they penetrate the eerie inner sanctums of a medical world gone mad.

Harmful Intent

release date: Feb 01, 2016
Harmful Intent
A routine spinal injection during a normal birth. And for Dr Jeffrey Rhodes, a living nightmare begins . . . Before his eyes, a young, healthy woman suffers inexplicable seizures and dies. Her child survives, brain damaged and severely disabled. Disgraced and convicted of a fatal error, Rhodes becomes a fugitive. Desperate to uncover what really happened in the operating room. Before a killer claims another life . . .

Chromosome Six: A Stapleton and Montgomery Novel 3

release date: Feb 01, 2016
Chromosome Six: A Stapleton and Montgomery Novel 3
When notorious underworld leader Carlo Franconi is gunned down, his Mafioso competitors become prime suspects. Suspicions are fuelled when Franconi’s body disappears from the city morgue before it can be autopsied – much to the embarrassment of the authorities, but to the amusement of forensic pathologist Dr Jack Stapleton. A few days later, the mutilated, unidentifiable body of a ‘floater’ arrives on the autopsy table and Jack himself becomes disturbed by the case. While unidentified bodies routinely make their way to the medical examiner’s office, what rouses Jack’s curiosity is not so much that the body is missing it head, hands and feet – but also its liver. Aided by his colleague Dr Laurie Montgomery, he identifies the corpse as the missing mobster. But who actually killed Carlo Franconi? And was the killer also responsible for the theft of the corpse and its grisly disfigurement? Their search for the truth leads them to the steamy jungles of equatorial Africa, where they discover a sinister cabal whose activities include surgical procedures a step beyond the latest in current technology – and a leap beyond accepted medical ethic. ‘Leave it to doctor-turned-novelist Robin Cook to scare us all to death’ Los Angeles Times The harrowing bestseller form the master of medical thrillers, written with the bold strokes of reality that are Robin Cook''s trademarks. When notorious underworld figure Carlo Franconi is gunned down, his Mafioso competitors become prime suspects. Suspicions are fueled when Franconi''s body disappears from the city morgue before it can be autopsied—much to the embarrassment of the chief medical examiner and the mayor, but to the amusement of the morgue''s resident cynic, forensic pathologist Dr. Jack Stapleton. A few days later, when the mutilated, unidentifiable body of a "floater" arrives on the autopsy table, Jack is troubled by the case. While unidentified bodies routinely make their way to the medical examiner''s office, what piques Jack''s curiosity is not so much this body''s missing head, hands, and feet, but its missing liver. Aided by his colleague Dr. Laurie Montgomery, Jack identifies the corpse as the missing Franconi, but this positive identification in no way solves the mystery. Who killed Carlo Franconi? And was the triggerman responsible for the theft of Franconi''s body and its eventual mutilation? Jack and Laurie''s search for the truth leads them to the steamy jungles of equatorial Africa, where they discover a sinister cabal whose stock-in-trade involves surgical procedures a step beyond the latest in current technology and a Promethean leap beyond accepted medical ethics. With Robin Cook''s signature cutting-edge suspense, Chromosome 6 combines the fast action of a nerve-jangling thriller with the medical possibilities of the all-too-near future.

Godplayer

release date: Feb 01, 2016
Godplayer
From the consummate master of techno-horror comes a spellbinding novel of medicine gone mad. It starts as the marriage of true minds—two gifted young physicians burning with the will to heal, soul mates as well as lovers. From that first moment in the medical centre when pathology resident Cassandra Cassidy meets brilliant cardiac surgeon Thomas Kingsley, she knows they are meant to be together. Forced by a deteriorating eye condition to switch from her chosen field to psychiatry, Cassandra needs the support and approval the charismatic doctor so passionately offers; and Thomas, privileged only child of banker-industrialist, finds in the beautiful and vulnerable girl the boundless devotion he so desperately requires. But as Thomas continues his meteoric rise, what should have been fairy-tale happiness begins to disintegrate. Saintly to an adoring public, Thomas is something other to the woman who loves him—an erratic and hostile stranger whose inexplicable rages and bizarre behaviour are increasingly disturbing. As the solidity of Cassandra''s marriage begins to crumble, the dependable security of the hospital world around her seems equally menaced: Cassandra is convinced that someone is killing terminal patients—someone who holds the power of life and death in his hands and who wields it like the angel of death. Against her husband''s furious objections, Cassandra takes it upon herself to stop the killings even as she fights to save her marriage. Only after she stumbles onto a terrifying discovery is she forced to realize that her dreams have metamorphosed into nightmares and that her search for the truth has opened the floodgates of unimaginable horror. Godplayer is a chilling confrontation of personalities in a hospital setting where the innocent too easily become the victims—and a powerful indictment of medicine''s tragic inability to police itself.

Mutation

release date: Feb 01, 2016
Mutation
He sought to create the son of his dreams—and invented a nightmare. Robin Cook''s techno-medical thriller probes every father''s greatest fear. Drawing on a horror theme as old as Frankenstein, as fresh as tomorrow''s headlines, Mutation is a chilling cautionary tale of the perils of genetic engineering. When ob/gyn and biomolecular researcher Dr. Victor Frank learns of his wife''s infertility, he initiates a bold—and dangerous—experiment. Unbeknownst to everyone, including her, Dr. Frank has adapted the methods of animal husbandry and molecular genetics to human reproduction. Fusing his wife''s egg and his own sperm, he sets in motion the production of a superior being, his child. The result of this experiment, a son, VJ, is born to a surrogate mother and legally adopted by the Franks. To their delight, their son is physically perfect, and by the age of three, displays the complex problem-solving abilities of a prodigy. Victor Frank is a happy man. He has produced a flawless human being, and that success—plus the subsequently healthy births he has covertly engineered through his obstetrics practice—bodes well for a dazzling professional future. Then, without warning, VJ''s intelligence level plunges to a point appropriate to his age, but stabilizes. For the moment, Frank can breathe a sigh of relief: Even if VJ is no longer the genius he was, at least he will be normal. But that relief is tragically short-lived, for all too soon VJ begins to change again. And this time, there is no cause for comfort—only terror. Mutation is both the spellbinding chronicle of a father pitted against his son in mythic battle and a timely warning to us all. Here is blue-chip Robin Cook, destined to be as controversial as it is compulsively readable.

Outbreak: A Dr. Marissa Blumenthal Novel 1

release date: Feb 01, 2016
Outbreak: A Dr. Marissa Blumenthal Novel 1
Outbreak is Robin Cook at his hair-raising best. Blending a premise of consummate public concern with a galvanizingly suspenseful plot, he has perhaps created his signature work. When the director of a Los Angeles health maintenance clinic succumbs, along with seven patients, to an untreatable—and virulently contagious—virus, Atlanta''s Center for Disease Control goes on red alert. Unless the virus is isolated and checked, mankind may be facing its gravest medical crisis since the Black Death. Assigned by the CDC to investigate the disease, Dr. Melissa Blumenthal is soon caught up in the ultimate nightmare. The California case is merely the first in a burgeoning series of outbreaks that occur in unrelated geographical areas but with puzzling commonalities: The locations are always health-care facilities, and the victims are only physicians and their patients. As her investigation takes increasingly bizarre turns, Melissa finds that behind the natural threat lurks a far more sinister possibility: sabotage. Before she discovers the truth, Melissa must overcome her superiors'' fury, her colleagues'' doubts—and the wrath of a powerful cabal, sworn to achieve its aims, no matter what the cost in human life—including Melissa''s. Brilliantly imagined, fiendishly compelling, Outbreak is superb Robin Cook—the kind of speculative chiller that will reverberate in the reader''s awareness long after the final page is turned.

Stockton-on-Tees Through Time

release date: May 15, 2014
Stockton-on-Tees Through Time
This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Stockton-on-Tees has changed and developed over the last century.

Cook 2 Flourish

release date: Dec 15, 2015
Cook 2 Flourish
TRANSFORMATIONAL HEALTH IN AN INSPIRATIONAL WAYTake the journey to transform your health, body and spirit with this inspirational cookbook that''s sure to heal your body and mind. 1. Journey 2 Flourish: sharing our story and tips to bless you in your health journey2. Swap 2 Flourish: transforming your pantry so you can transform your cooking and your health by uncovering hidden health traps and how to replace them3. Shop 2 Flourish: navigating label reading and grocery shopping like a pro 4. Cook 2 Flourish: flavorful, unique nourishing recipes and healthier family favorites 5. Nourish 2 Flourish: spotlights on superfoods and how they benefit you 6. Encourage 2 Flourish: Scriptures, stories, and tips to inspire and uplift you 7. Supplement 2 Flourish: additional resources for a nutritional goldmine

Cell

release date: Feb 04, 2014
Cell
A doctor''s life gets turned upside by a dangerous new technology in this thought-provoking medical thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robin Cook. 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.

The Year of the Intern

release date: Dec 01, 2014
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