A gripping medical thriller set in a pioneering Boston hospital where a series of unexpected deaths leads to a terrifying revelation.
Doctor and author Robin Cook is widely credited with introducing the word 'medical' to the thriller genre, and forty years after the publication of his breakthrough novel, Coma, he continues to dominate the category he created. Robin Cook has successfully combined medical fact with fiction to produce over thirty international bestsellers, including Outbreak, Terminal and Contagion.
Forensic pathologists and doctors-turned-detectives do battle
against epidemics, lethal illness and drug-related deaths, the
causes of which are far from natural . . . you'll find yourself
completely hooked * Daily Mail *
Likeable heroes, a compelling medical mystery and growing suspense - the result is a highly entertaining read. Commercial fiction, at its best, is pure entertainment. But Cook, like Michael Crichton, offers readers a smart dissection of contemporary issues that affect us all * USA Today *
Robin Cook virtually invented the medical thriller in the 1970s with Coma * Guardian *
Gripping . . . terrifying * New York Times *
Tantalizing * Publishers Weekly *
Where Cook shines is in illuminating that combination of impersonal professionalism and potential terror haunting every hospital corridor. A return to form for the master of medical malevolence * Kirkus Reviews *