Seizure (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 5, 2004 - Fiction - 448 pages
76 Reviews
The New York Times bestseller is now in paperback.  Power, religion, and bioscience collide in the new novel from the master of the medical thriller.

 


  

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Very interesting a page turner. - Goodreads
... super slow read, and disappointing ending. - Goodreads
A great read with a twist for an ending. - Goodreads
This is probably where this medical yarn breaks down. - Goodreads
Oh and the mob plotline ... Enough already. - Goodreads
This was information I really wanted in a page turner. - Goodreads

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User Review  - dysmonia - LibraryThing

I mistook Robin Cook for Michael Palmer and ended up grabbing this gem off the New Books cart at the library. The concept was promising, but the plot was poorly executed. In terms of the writing, here ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lindsey - Goodreads

Ugh, what a piece of crap book. It just randomly ended, the dialogue and plot were awful... Just glad to be done. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
prologue
one
two
three
four
five
six
fifteen
sixteen
seventeen
eighteen
nineteen
twenty
twentyone
twentytwo

seven
eight
nine
ten
eleven
twelve
thirteen
fourteen
twentythree
twentyfour
twentyfive
twentysix
twentyseven
epilogue
authors note
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Doctor and author Robin Cook is widely credited with introducing the word “medical” to the thriller genre, and thirty one years after the publication of his breakthrough novel, Coma, he continues to dominate the category he created. Cook has successfully combined medical fact with fantasy to produce a succession of twenty-seven New York Times bestsellers that have been translated into forty languages. To date, they include Outbreak (1987), Mindbend (1988), Mutation (1989), Harmful Intent (1990), Vital Signs (1991), Blindsight (1992), Terminal (1993), Fatal Cure (1994), Acceptable Risk (1995), Contagion (1996), Chromosome 6 (1997), Toxin (1998), Vector (1999), Shock (2001), Seizure (2003), Marker (2005), Crisis (2006), Critical (2007) and Foreign Body (2008).

In each of his novels, Robin Cook strives to elucidate various medical/biotech ethical issues. Dr. Cook says he chose to write thrillers as a way to use entertainment as a method of exposing the public to public policy conundrums such as genetic engineering, medical economics, in vitro fertilization, research funding, managed care, drug research, organ transplantation, stem cell research, concierge medicine, and M.D. owned specialty hospitals.

There have been numerous theatrical movies, television movies, and mini-series made from Robin Cook’s work. In addition to the successful feature film Coma, in December 1993, CBS-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Harmful Intent”; in November 1994 NBC-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Mortal Fear”; in May 1995, NBC-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Virus,” based on Outbreak; in February 1996 NBC-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Terminal”; in 1997 NBC-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Invasion”; and in October 2001 TNT-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Acceptable Risk”.

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