Harmful intent

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 1990 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Someone framed him for murder and detroyed his career. Now he is a marked man. A physician-turned=fugitive must save himself and put a stop to a lethal, diabolical plot in Cook's most mesmerizing techno-thriller to date.

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User Review  - bingo0605 - Overstock.com

Once I started reading this book I didnt want to put it down. This author knows how to pull you into the action and almost makes you a part of it. The happenings here might make you think more about ... Read full review


User Review  - jrm22 - Borders

This is the best book ever, I have read all of Robin Cooks books and this is the one that I can tell you everything that happened, Im into the main dr in the book the way he found out what was ... Read full review


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About the author (1990)

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.

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