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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,035 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robin Cook Narrator: Jason Culp Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2005 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karyn | 2/14/2014

    " Really liked this book, but the problem with it as with quite a few of Robin Cook's books is that it really builds up till the end and then the ending leaves a lot to be desired "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reese Copeland | 2/7/2014

    " I enjoyed the book. It presents a very real possibility in terms of bio-terrorism, and it really causes you to think; especially given the times we live in today. It has a compelling story, and is a pretty quick read. I did enjoy the book and would recommend it to others, particularly those who follow the news and have concerns about bio-terrorism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aunt Penny | 2/3/2014

    " It's the kind of novel that has made Robin Cook famous. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dyana | 2/3/2014

    " This disturbing and page-turning read is a weapon of mass destruction thriller involving a disgruntled Russian taxi driver (a former biological weapons tech), two firefighter white supremists, Jack Stapleton - a NYC medical examiner who uncovers the plot to wipe out a government building and Central Park, plus anthrax and botulism. A very intense story and a plausible picture of a modern bioweapon, and of terror and disaster that could happen in real life. Not for the faint-hearted! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pelagicunicorn | 1/31/2014

    " So far, so good. Potential end of the world pharmo-drama with a Russian immigrant at the fore. Love it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy Rogers | 1/22/2014

    " 2 star science thriller (good book but below average for the genre). Bioterrorism, New York, and anthrax. Honestly, I probably would've given this book a better star rating if somebody other than Robin Cook had written it. Cook (of COMA fame) is capable of so much better. For my full review, see ScienceThrillers.com "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 1/14/2014

    " Pretty predictable - a light, but not unpleasant read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra Knapp | 1/14/2014

    " Basically, I enjoyed the story, but it was a bit slow at times, and it didn't build up in suspense as much as I would have enjoyed, but over-all, a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlawanda Briley | 1/13/2014

    " As most of Mr Cook's books are...this was very disturbing. I hope his imagination is larger than any terrorist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan Mandeville | 1/10/2014

    " Another believable good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Wadler | 1/6/2014

    " Realistic to some degree but very predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissaflis | 12/29/2013

    " Great book. I love this series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raphael Clayette | 12/24/2013

    " Great medical terrorism book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 11/19/2013

    " This will make acutely aware of the dangers of bioterrorism and how one would actually be played out. Intense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dina Flores | 10/11/2013

    " This was a scary book to read and consider that it could happen easily. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrin | 9/26/2013

    " Tells about the dangers of bioterriorrism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 9/22/2013

    " 1glaring omission in terms of those at risk, less interesting as suspense rather than mystery "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 6/29/2013

    " Of the Stapleton-Montgomery series by Cook, this was one of the betters ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn Nielsen | 5/28/2013

    " Was abit slow to start, but very enjoyable. Quite a thrill ride, an eye opener to what bioterrorism is all about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Divya | 4/18/2013

    " Thrilling as well as informative "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 3/4/2013

    " Another in the Jack Stapleton / Laurie Montgomery series. The plot dealt with a Russian and a bioweapon. Although it took a little while to get going, as I got closer to the end I wondered if the characters would have time to figure out the mystery in time to save everyone... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shiela | 2/15/2013

    " A work that's informative but NEVER boring. I love Cook! :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara | 2/1/2013

    " Good typical "holly book" but was kinda hard for me to get into despite the face paced nature of the storyteller. I guess after reading so many teen book I expected someone to makeout with someone or go to a ball or something. Who knows. Was a slow read. But good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phoebe223 | 12/29/2012

    " Held my interest throughout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M.C. | 8/22/2012

    " The medical terminology might put off many readers but I found the entire book exciting...not original in concept but extremely well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 6/5/2012

    " Another excellent Jack Stapleton book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 4/1/2012

    " really enjoyed it! a real page turner! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 2/20/2012

    " Robin Cook's books had an integral part to play in why I became such a reader. I could never get enough of his stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anil Swarup | 12/4/2011

    " Interesting but nowhere close to what Robin Cook has offered otherwise "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Vandergrift | 11/15/2011

    " Medical thriller, right up my alley. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanna | 4/7/2011

    " started April 5, 2011
    good story but i did not like the reader.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 4/6/2011

    " Basically, I enjoyed the story, but it was a bit slow at times, and it didn't build up in suspense as much as I would have enjoyed, but over-all, a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " 1glaring omission in terms of those at risk, less interesting as suspense rather than mystery "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M.C. | 3/22/2011

    " The medical terminology might put off many readers but I found the entire book exciting...not original in concept but extremely well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 3/9/2011

    " Robin Cook's books had an integral part to play in why I became such a reader. I could never get enough of his stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manman | 1/7/2011

    " A work that's informative but NEVER boring. I love Cook! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 10/15/2009

    " Yep. You guessed it. Another book I read at the cabin. His books are mildly entertaining though I wish I was smart enough to actually understand half of the medical jargon he likes to spout. The ending was nice and sinister. Those bad guys deserve it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissaflis | 10/12/2009

    " Great book. I love this series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 9/2/2009

    " Not my favorite genre, but an enjoyable read. A little contrived, but a lot of popular others tend to be. I read this for class, and it was a 'quick' read considering it's about 400 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 8/27/2009

    " I must admit that I'm a sucker when it comes to the biological thrillers, so this book was right up my alley. The interesting (and scary) thing about the book is that it actually could happen. Perhaps this was the book that inspired the anthrax outbreak early in this century. It's a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenn | 8/10/2009

    " I think I am done with Cook. His characters are shallow and undeveloped and he is way too descriptive. I have seen his writing deteriorate over the last few books and this is the last straw. I notice by the reviews that I am not alone . . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mommy | 6/21/2009

    " I really liked this one, it was so plausible and could happen tomorrow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josee | 4/15/2009

    " I am reading this one in french. "

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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

Jason Culp, winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards, has been acting since the age of ten, and his credits include a variety of television, theater, and film roles. He is best known for his role as Julian Gerome on General Hospital. In addition to audiobooks and voice-over work in national commercials, he has also narrated documentaries for National Geographic and the History Channel.