Contagion

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Penguin, 1996 - Fiction - 480 pages
37 Reviews
Mystery/Suspense Large Print Edition * A New York Times Bestseller * A Literary Guild Main Selection From the undisputed master of the medical thriller comes the story of a deadly epidemic a terrifying cautionary tale for the millennium. After a series of outbreaks of virulent and extremely lethal illnesses, including a rare strain of influenza, hits only clinics and hospitals owned by a certain corporation, forensic pathologist Dr. John Stapleton becomes suspicious. Could this company be engaged in a systematic elimination of its more costly members? Contagion anticipates some of the uncharted donsequences of managed health care in an age when even the wariest consumer could be at risk. It is Robin Cook at his unerring best.
  

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... good storytelling, fast pace, thrilling.. - Goodreads
Easy to read but for the medical terms(not many). - Goodreads
So entertaining and definitely a huge page turner!! - Goodreads
Robin Cook is a great medical fiction writer. - Goodreads

Review: Contagion (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery #2)

User Review  - Scholarmuscle - Goodreads

Enjoyable read - I do like the character Dr. Jack Stapleton. I do feel that the premise of the story is good, particularly in light of the news of the CDC's recent oversights and discoveries in labs ... Read full review

Review: Contagion (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery #2)

User Review  - Mark Levandoski - Goodreads

Easy to read but for the medical terms(not many). A good in between filler. Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1
16
Chapter 2
32
Chapter 3
42
Chapter 4
46
Chapter 5
57
Chapter 6
73
Chapter 7
76
Chapter 8
80
Chapter 19
195
Chapter 20
209
Chapter 21
218
Chapter 22
229
Chapter 23
235
Chapter 24
252
Chapter 25
268
Chapter 26
283

Chapter 9
87
Chapter 10
98
Chapter 11
109
Chapter 12
112
Chapter 13
118
Chapter 14
123
Chapter 15
141
Chapter 16
157
Chapter 17
178
Chapter 18
184
Chapter 27
311
Chapter 28
328
Chapter 29
346
Chapter 30
381
Chapter 31
388
Chapter 32
417
Chapter 33
430
Chapter 34
447
Chapter 35
467
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Page 8 - If I find what I think I'm going to find, it will be for my own collection. Don't worry. Nobody's going to know.

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About the author (1996)

Robin (Robert William Arthur) Cook, the master of the medical thriller novel, was born to Edgar Lee Cook, a commercial artist and businessman, and Audrey (Koons) Cook on May 4, 1940, in New York City. Cook spent his childhood in Leonia, New Jersey, and decided to become a doctor after seeing a football injury at his high school. He earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1962, his M.D. from Columbia University in 1966, and completed postgraduate training at Harvard before joining the U.S. Navy. Cook began his first novel, The Year of the Intern, while serving on a submarine, basing it on his experiences as a surgical resident. In 1979, Cook wed Barbara Ellen Mougin, on whom the character Denise Sanger in Brain is based. When Year of the Intern did not do particularly well, Cook began an extensive study of other books in the genre to see what made a bestseller. He decided to focus on suspenseful medical mysteries, mixing intricately plotted murder and intrigue with medical technology, as a way to bring controversial ethical and social issues affecting the medical profession to the attention of the general public. His subjects include organ transplants, genetic engineering, experimentation with fetal tissue, cancer research and treatment, and deadly viruses. Cook put this format to work very successfully in his next books, Coma and Sphinx, which not only became bestsellers, but were eventually adapted for film. Three others, Terminal, Mortal Fear, and Virus, and Cook's first science- fiction work, Invasion, have been television movies. In 2014 her title, Cell made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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