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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,975 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robin Cook Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Stapleton / Laurie Montgomery Series Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781101223178
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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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nanette | 2/18/2014

    " I have read all of his books. I just couldn't get through this one. Books with a list of characters at the bengining, most of which have 10 plus letters in them is a huge warning to me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 2/12/2014

    " I enjoy all the Jack Stapleton/Laurie Montgomery books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gevera Bert | 2/9/2014

    " This book is simply terrible. Robin Cook should stick to writing strictly medical thrillers. Cure has a huge, convoluted, impossible to follow sub-plot (main plot? It takes up most of the book!) about the Yakuza and the Mafia and crystal meth. Unless you really care about the ongoing characters of Jack and Laurie, skip this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Icicle4 | 2/9/2014

    " For me,this was one of Robin Cooks more interesting outings over the last several books. The overall subject matter is the patenting of stem cell research and collusion of the Mafia and Yakuza crime organizations. Pretty decent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy Dawn | 1/27/2014

    " International espionage, murder, gang warfare - all wrapped up in a medical thriller by Robin Cook. I haven't read anything by him in a while and thoroughly enjoyed this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Genji Bailey | 1/24/2014

    " Really hard to stick with the slow beginning ,but the ending makes up for it. Super!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gina | 1/20/2014

    " My least favorite Robin Cook, by far. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Betty Lantzy | 1/18/2014

    " I usually enjoy any book by Robin Cook, however, I am having problems reading this one due to all the Japanese names and foreign organizations. It is difficulty to track who is who and what they are doing in the plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 1/16/2014

    " I always enjoy Robin Cook's books, but this one was really hard to get into, and the Japanese names were so confusing. Many of them were similar, and I was getting mixed up on who was who. Not my favorite, and I think I may have missed one, about the baby being born and having problems. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bridget | 1/14/2014

    " I don't seem to be able to give this book a low enough rating. Don't waste your time. This belongs on the "I couldn't stop reading it fast enough" shelf. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/21/2013

    " Cure? Not one of Cook's usual medical thrillers. Scientific thriller. Cook's usual stiff conversation rules, and even the lowliest gangster talks like a grad from an elite college. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mummydr | 12/14/2013

    " Better than I was expecting, I enjoyed it. I have read every book Robin Cook has written, and they are predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 12/1/2013

    " Meh. Not what I expected from Robin Cook, although it's been a while since I've read him. This one was disappointing, and the ending felt rushed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 11/20/2013

    " I am listening to this latest installment about Laurie and Jack Stapleton. Exciting, as usual. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yang | 9/13/2013

    " It was a slight disappointment from the previous robin cook books I had read. Abrupt and unexciting ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clare | 10/3/2012

    " Mystery involving stem cell research and drug smuggling. Many characters...we are listening to this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 4/27/2012

    " Robin Cook was my trash reading while I was at varsity and I've been hooked ever since. They're easily consumed in a few days. This wasn't the best example and I'm not sure of the relevance of the title but something compels me to read them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 4/27/2012

    " Not as medical thriller as the title suggests. This is more about the relationship between the American and Japanese organised crime syndicates. Not a bad story, although some of the motives are flimsy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candace | 4/13/2012

    " Audio version was read by George Guidall. One of my least favorite readers. I used to really look forward to the latest Robin Cook but his offerings have let me done lately. I think a move away from Laurie and Jack is in order. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom | 10/22/2011

    " I like this series for its real people feel and that it doesn't get cloying. The main medical examiners, Laurie and her husband pursue a ring of bad guys who are poisoning their victims with a hard to trace agent. The story is compelling and the characters have some capacity for depth and sympathy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Billie Atkins | 6/17/2011

    " I enjoy Robin Cook's books and this was no exception! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 4/15/2011

    " Robin Cook was my trash reading while I was at varsity and I've been hooked ever since. They're easily consumed in a few days. This wasn't the best example and I'm not sure of the relevance of the title but something compels me to read them. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mandy | 4/10/2011

    " I am usually a Cook fan but this book was not only hard to get into but I had to force myself to finish it and was not rewarded. NOT a good book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bridget | 4/4/2011

    " I don't seem to be able to give this book a low enough rating. Don't waste your time. This belongs on the "I couldn't stop reading it fast enough" shelf. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trey | 3/27/2011

    " better then the last. 10th book in series. maybe time to start winding it down. getting repetitive. however still love the characters laurie, jack and lou. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jandblock | 3/24/2011

    " I liked it. It was a continuation of the story of two medical examiners. Interesting characters and good story line. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 3/16/2011

    " It was just ok. A lot of Japanase references and characters in the beginning, which made it difficult for me to keep track of who was who. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emily | 2/28/2011

    " Could not get into this book :-((( Gave up after the first 3 chapters. Just couldn't do it, it was awful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 2/15/2011

    " I like these books with the Stapeltons but this one was convoluted with medical stuff, organized crime, and Japanese organized crime and then all came together at the end in just a few pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 2/9/2011

    " Another good read from Robin Cook! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gina | 2/1/2011

    " My least favorite Robin Cook, by far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachael | 1/31/2011

    " I keep reading these books just to find out what happens to Laurie Montgomery and Jack Stapleton. They are very likeable characters. This is a good airport / airplane book. "

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About the Author
Author Robin Cook

Robin Cook is a doctor and bestselling author who is credited with popularizing the medical thriller genre with his wildly successful first novel, Coma. His other titles include Death Benefit, Cure, Intervention, Foreign Body, and Critical, among others. He divides his time between New Hampshire and Florida. 

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.