Invasion (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Nov 6, 2007 - Fiction - 432 pages
65 Reviews
Robin Cook's "pressure cooker of a thriller" (Booklist) takes medical technology into a new realm, where everything we know about the human body-and the universe we live in-is about to be challenged.


  

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The ending was much more satisfying, though. - Goodreads
It was poorly written, poor premise, and absurd ending. - Goodreads
At least in "Evolution," the ending is plausible. - Goodreads
Plot is scientifically absurd. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Cyndy Ronald - Goodreads

I'm a sucker for Robin Cook. If it's a medical thriller, I will read it. This is one of his older ones that I picked up at a used book store. Good for summer reading. Read full review

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User Review  - Mariana - Goodreads

I real liked this book. I enjoyed the explanation is given in the book as you progress in the story. The form the alien invade is creative and deadly. The main characters are one that you can like easily and the reading is fast. Read full review

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Contents

Prologue
1
Chapter One
4
Chapter Two
11
Chapter Three
32
Chapter Four
46
Chapter Five
50
Chapter Six
55
Chapter Seven
79
Chapter Twleve
199
Chapter Thirteen
214
Chapter Fourteen
245
Chapter Fifteen
277
Chapter Sixteen
295
Chapter Seventeen
321
Chapter Eighteen
333
Chapter Nineteen
360

Chapter Eight
88
Chapter Nine
115
Chapter Ten
136
Chapter Eleven
162
Chapter Twenty
397
About the Author
419
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

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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