Vector

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Penguin, Mar 1, 1999 - Fiction - 416 pages
81 Reviews
New York City cab driver Yuri Davydov is a disgruntled Russian emigre poised to lash out at the adoptive nation he believes has denied him the American Dream. A former technician in the Soviet biological weapons system, Biopreparat, Yuri possesses the knowledge to wreak havoc in his new home. But before he executes his planned piece de resistance of vengeance, he experiments first on his suspicious live-in girlfriend, then on a few poor-tipping fares.... Dr. Jack Stapleton and Dr. Laurie Montgomery (both last seen in Chromosome 6) begin to witness some unusual cases in their capacity as forensic pathologists in the city's medical examiner's office: a young, healthy black woman dies of respiratory failure, a Greek immigrant succumbs to a sudden, overwhelming pneumonia. At the same time, the pair are pressured from above to focus on a high-profile string of suspicious deaths of prisoners in police custody. When an unexpected breakthrough persuades Jack that these seemingly unrelated deaths are really connected murders, his colleagues and superiors are skeptical. Only Laurie is somewhat convinced. But the question soon becomes whether the pair will solve the puzzle before Yuri unleashes into the streets of New York the ultimate terror: a modern bioweapon. With signature skill, Robin Cook has crafted a page-turning thriller rooted in up-to-the-minute biotechnology. Vector is all-too-plausible fiction at its terrifying best.
 

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Loved the fast pace, the quirky characters. - Goodreads
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Review: Vector (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery #4)

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I've been reading Robin Cook since the late 1980s; he's one of the reasons I've long been interested in the medical sciences. I don't know what was so off-putting about this; the heavy-handed ... Read full review

Review: Vector (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery #4)

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Good story of a bio weapon in the hands of neo-Nazi terrorists aimed at federal buildings in NYC. Read full review

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Contents

PROLOGUE
ONE
TWO
THREE
FOUR
FIVE
SIX
SEVEN
SIXTEEN
SEVENTEEN
EIGHTEEN
NINETEEN
TWENTY
TWENTYONE
TWENTYTWO
TWENTYTHREE

EIGHT
NINE
TEN
ELEVEN
TWELVE
THIRTEEN
FOURTEEN
FIFTEEN
TWENTYFOUR
TWENTYFIVE
TWENTYSIX
EPILOGUE
AUTHORS NOTE
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Dr. Robin Cook is the author of thirty previous books, most recently Nano, and is credited with popularizing the medical thriller with his wildly successful first novel, Coma. He divides his time between Boston and Florida. His most recent bestsellers include Death Benefit, Cure, and Intervention.

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