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The New York Times -bestselling author and master of the medical thriller returns with another heart-pounding story of medical intrigue.

With her young son's potentially fatal neuroblastoma in complete remission, New York City medical examiner Laurie Montgomery returns to work, only to face the case of her career. The investigation into the death of CIA agent Kevin Markham is a professional challenge-and has Laurie's colleagues wondering if she still has what it takes after so much time away.

Markham's autopsy results are inconclusive, and though it appears he's been poisoned, toxicology fails to corroborate Laurie's suspicions. While her coworkers doubt her assassination theory, her determination wins over her husband, fellow medical examiner Jack Stapleton, and together they discover associations to a large pharmaceutical company and several biomedical start-ups dealing with stem-cell research. Laurie and Jack race to connect the dots before they are consumed in a dangerous game of biotech espionage.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2010.
ISBN: 9780399156625
Characteristics: 396 p. ; 24 cm.


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May 01, 2015

I liked this book as much as all the books by Robin Cook. It's a part of the series involving Laurie Montgomery and her husband Jack Stapleton, both Medical Examiners. The book was intense and moving; the only negative being that Montgomery plays too big a role.
The story as always talks waxes eloquent with even 'family' members like Louie saying "in this business sometimes you need to use violence to keep the peace." Laurie as always, bemoans the marriage of medicine and business.

Dec 07, 2010

Unlike other Cook's books this one presents a multitude of characters, many with japanese names that are hard to distinguish. CURE is more a detective, mystery, mafia related novel and the medical issues of his thrillers are almost absent and missed.

EvelynMcTrowe Nov 29, 2010

not as good as some of his other books

Oct 30, 2010

fast and intersesting

Oct 28, 2010

I find his books very long, but excellent for listening to in the car.


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