Books by Robin Cook

Dr. Robin Cook is currently on leave from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.


CHARLATANS by Robin Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A return to form for the master of medical malevolence."
Four decades after rocketing up the bestseller lists with his debut, Coma, Cook (Host, 2015, etc.) shows he hasn't lost a microgram of his ability to scare the hospital gown off a prospective patient. Read full book review >
HOST by Robin Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Essentially a rewrite of Cook's first blockbuster, Coma (1977), plugging in big pharma and amoral Russian oligarchs as 21st-century villains."
Blending a witch's brew of weird science and unbridled greed, Cook's (Cell, 2014, etc.) newest medical thriller will boost the blood pressure of anyone facing hospitalization.Read full book review >
CELL by Robin Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A disappointing attempt to link medicine and technology."
Cook's latest thriller (Nano, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
NANO by Robin Cook
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A by-the-numbers thriller with no surprises but with the usual satisfactions."
A medical/scientific thriller from Cook (Vital Signs, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >
CURE by Robin Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"Not Cook's best dish, but a filling snack all the same."
Throw biotech billions, mobsters, Yakuza heavies and brainiac baddies into a metaphorical Mixmaster, whip on high, and you have this soufflé of a thriller from Cook (Intervention, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >
INTERVENTION by Robin Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"Just the book for the beach bag—or a transatlantic flight to Rome or Jerusalem."
Seems everybody else has been on lost-codex-shakes-ancient-religion turf. Why not Cook (Foreign Body, 2008, etc.)? Read full book review >
CRITICAL by Robin Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Mild tension, easily relieved."
Flesh-eating staph germs and for-profit hospitals share billing as the top villains in this year's medical thriller from Cook (Marker, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >
THE POINT OF DEPARTURE by Robin Cook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2004

"A rueful portrait of war made into politics by other means."
Fuel for a growing fire: a fly-on-the-wall, day-by-day account, by Labour Party stalwart Cook, of British prime minister Tony Blair's acquiescence in George Bush's war in Iraq. Read full book review >
SEIZURE by Robin Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2003

"Typical Cook: lifeless dialogue, weak prose, and hokey plot, but a sound message: ambitious doctors and scheming politicians only increase the suffering that, deep down, both want to cure."
Public antagonists become conspirators as a medical entrepreneur performs a controversial operation on a duplicitous politician. Read full book review >
SHOCK by Robin Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Administers more of a routine physical than a real shock, but lots of fun anyway, with Deborah a great sidekick. The girls' masterful verbal swordplay is quite enough to keep the pages singing."
Bestselling Cook (Vector, 1999, etc.) lets loose another infectious medical thriller, this one a delightfully readable though oddly girlish effort that could well be titled Nancy Drew and the Missing Ovary. Read full book review >
VECTOR by Robin Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1999

"Not really a thought to minimize, as his cautionary tale observes."
39914471.499 Cook, Robin VECTOR Doctor Cook, King of the Mind-bending Medical Thriller (from Coma to Invasion to Toxin), returns with a swoon-worthy killer-poison more dangerous than any before it.. Read full book review >
FATAL CURE by Robin Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 12, 1994

"Watch your back, Hillary Clinton. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for March)"
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the hospital, the king of medical malfeasance (Terminal, 1993, etc., etc.) shows why managed care makes life equally dangerous for idealistic doctors and their patients. Read full book review >
TERMINAL by Robin Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 4, 1993

"Chalk up another big one for Cook. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for Winter)"
No other bestselling author crunches the language quite like Cook, but he does know how to make his pages fly—which is what made last year's dull Blindsight so unforgivable. Read full book review >
BLINDSIGHT by Robin Cook
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 1992

"A slack and ragged retread, with Cook parodying himself in a tale that's about as stylish and suspenseful as an eye-chart. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for February)"
An ironically revealing title for ophthalmologist Cook's fuzziest novel in years—an awesomely inept medical/crime thriller about a forensic pathologist up against the mob. Read full book review >
VITAL SIGNS by Robin Cook
Released: Jan. 3, 1990

Poor Marissa Blumenthal. Read full book review >