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Shock

by Robin Cook

Berkley | September 2, 2002 | Mass Market Paperbound

Shock is rated 3 out of 5 by 2.

Two graduate students decide to solve their financial problems by becoming egg donors at an exclusive, highly profitable fertility clinic on Boston’s North Shore. But second thoughts and curiosity prompt the two women to find out more about their donated eggs. Obtaining employment at the clinic under aliases, they soon discover the horrifying aims of its research, immediately putting their lives—and their sanity—irrevocably at risk…

 

Posited on up-to-the-minute science, Shock is a spine-tingling novel of medicine run amok by the bestselling master of medical suspense.

 

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Published: September 2, 2002

Publisher: Berkley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 042518286X

ISBN - 13: 9780425182864

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good Book, Bad Ending I thoroughly enjoyed this book until I reached the end. It was one of the poorest endings that I have ever read. It leaves the reader hanging, as if there will be a sequel. But, there is no indication that the author, Robin Cook, plans to do a sequel - as I indicated in my title for this review, the book is a good read with a very disappointing ending.
Date published: 2002-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good start but predictable I had expected more from Robin Cook in this novel. The beginning had my heart racing but it slowed down for the remainder of the novel as the story line became more and more predictable.
Date published: 2001-12-17

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Shock

by Robin Cook

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Published: September 2, 2002

Publisher: Berkley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 042518286X

ISBN - 13: 9780425182864

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Two graduate students decide to solve their financial problems by becoming egg donors at an exclusive, highly profitable fertility clinic on Boston’s North Shore. But second thoughts and curiosity prompt the two women to find out more about their donated eggs. Obtaining employment at the clinic under aliases, they soon discover the horrifying aims of its research, immediately putting their lives—and their sanity—irrevocably at risk…

 

Posited on up-to-the-minute science, Shock is a spine-tingling novel of medicine run amok by the bestselling master of medical suspense.

 

About the Author

Robin (Robert Brian) Cook, the master of the medical thriller novel, was born to Edgar Lee Cook, a commercial artist and businessman, and Audrey (Koons) Cook on May 4, 1940, in New York City. Cook spent his childhood in Leonia, New Jersey, and decided to become a doctor after seeing a football injury at his high school. He earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1962, his M.D. from Columbia University in 1966, and completed postgraduate training at Harvard before joining the U.S. Navy. Cook began his first novel, The Year of the Intern, while serving on a submarine, basing it on his experiences as a surgical resident. In 1979, Cook wed Barbara Ellen Mougin, on whom the character Denise Sanger in Brain is based. When Year of the Intern did not do particularly well, Cook began an extensive study of other books in the genre to see what made a bestseller. He decided to focus on suspenseful medical mysteries, mixing intricately plotted murder and intrigue with medical technology, as a way to bring controversial ethical and social issues affecting the medical profession to the attention of the general public. His subjects include organ transplants, genetic engineering, experimentation with fetal tissue, cancer research and treatment, and deadly viruses. Cook put this format to work very successfully in his next books, Coma and Sphinx, which not only became bestsellers, but were eventually adapted for film. Three others, Terminal, Mortal Fear, and Virus, and Cook's first science-
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