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Infección

by Robin Cook

El desarrollo de una aplicación para el teléfono móvil capaz de diagnosticar y tratar cualquier dolencia que padezca el usuario podría significar un enorme adelanto en la prevención y tratamiento de enfermedades, pero también podría prestarse a muchos abusos. George Wilson, residente de tercer año de radiología, despierta una mañana junto al cadáver de Kasey, su prometida. No tardará en averiguar que la joven, diabética desde niña, había participado en una serie de pruebas de una novísima aplicación que está a punto de salir al mercado. Bautizada como iDoc y destinada a revolucionar la medicina del futuro, dicha tecnología aportará al móvil la capacidad de diagnosticar y tratar cualquier enfermedad. Es decir, optimizar resultados con menor coste y, por tanto, prescindir de los médicos. Al fallecimiento de Kasey se sucede el de otros pacientes sometidos a la misma batería de pruebas. Ante este descubrimiento, George decide violar la normativa del hospital y acceder a los últimos estudios que le habían realizado a su novia. Finalmente descubre que Kasey padecía cáncer de ovarios en fase avanzada y llega entonces a una conclusión aterradora: alguien está manipulando los datos que maneja el iDoc y las consecuencias puedes ser terribles para millones de usuarios. Averiguar la verdad que se esconde tras esta novedosa aplicación podría poner en peligro su vida personal y profesional. La crítica ha dicho...«Robin Cook es el maestro del thriller médico.»The New York Times «Cook, el maestro del thriller médico, combina temas controvertidos de investigación biomédica con preocupaciones éticas y suspense del mejor. Un thriller excelente para todo tipo de público.»Library Journal «De actualidad a la vez que sorprendente... Cook se enfrenta a cuestiones médicas y éticas muy serias.»Publishers Weekly «Robin Cook demuestra de nuevo que es el maestro del thriller médico.»Suspense Magazine

Intervention (Jack Stapleton / Laurie Montgomery #9)

by Robin Cook

It's been more than thirty years since New York City medical examiner Jack Stapleton's college graduation, and almost as long since he's been in touch with former classmates Shawn Daughtry and James O'Rourke. Jack was once a highly regarded ophthalmologist, but his career took a dramatic turn after a tragic accident destroyed his family. And that, too, is very much in the past: Jack has remarried--to longtime colleague and fellow medical examiner Laurie Montgomery--and is the father of a young child, who has unfortunately been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer. No matter what stresses he faces, Jack's renegade, activist personality can't rest. After performing a postmortem on a promising young college graduate who had recently been treated by a chiropractor, Jack begins researching alternative medicine as a way to avoid obsessing about his child's illness. Quickly, he is confronted by the question of what makes some people step outside the medical establishment to seek help from therapies based on dubious science, Eastern philosophies, or even faith healers. Jack's classmate Shawn Daughtry is now a renowned archaeologist and biblical scholar. Brash, impetuous, and completely career-driven, Shawn makes a spectacular find at a souk in Cairo: an ancient codex, whose contents may vault him to international fame. His discovery takes him on a secret journey to what is held to be Saint Peter's tomb beneath the basilica in Rome, where he hopes to unearth a two-thousand-year-old ossuary, the contents of which may have earthshaking ecclesiastical and medical implications. Shawn can't wait to flaunt his treasure before his old college buddy James O'Rourke--now James Cardinal O'Rourke, bishop of the Archdiocese of New York: the treasure may jeopardize the very nature of papal infallibility. Desperate to protect his church and his own political ambitions, James turns to his friend Jack to help safeguard an explosive secret, one with the power to change lives forever.

Invasión

by Robin Cook

Lo que inicialmente parece un resfriado común es algo mucho más grave, tan grave que si no se consigue detener podría acabar con la civilización. Todo comenzó hace milones de años, mucho antes de la aparición del ser humano, con la visita de unos misteriosos extraterrestres. Ahora, sólo unos pocos hombres y mujeres serán capaces de investigar y comprender en toda su magnitud la pavorosa pesadilla que se cierne sobre el planeta. ¿Serán capaces también de evitar sus nefastas consecuencias?

Invasion

by Robin Cook

Robin cook, the master of medical horror, presents: "Invasion!!" In this intergalactic thriller, a new virus starts out like a flue, but eventually changes people's personalities completely. A small group of virus survivors begin to suspect that aliens have brought the sickness and are trying to take over the world.

Marker (Jack Stapleton / Laurie Montgomery #5)

by Robin Cook

With his signature blend of suspense and science, Robin Cook delivers an electrifying page-turner that delves into the murky ethics of developing genomic medicine and modern-day health care.

Mindbend

by Robin Cook

Future doctor Adam Schonberg loved his wife. That was why he took a job with the giant drug firm Arolen, for the money he needed for their coming baby. <P><P> His wife, Jennifer, felt she would get the best of care at the Julian Clinic as her pregnancy progressed. <P> It seemed a happy coincidence that the Julian Clinic was owned by Arolen...until Adam Schonberg slowly began to suspect the terrifying truth about this connection...and about the hideous evil perpetrated on the wife he loved by the doctor she helplessly trusted...

Mortal Fear

by Robin Cook

A harrowing medical nightmare on the cutting edge of genetic research, Mortal Fear goes into the controversial future of modern medicine. At a large Boston clinic, a world-class biologist stumbles upon a miraculous discovery, a major scientific breakthrough. Soon, healthy, middle-aged patients are dying of old age. And the ultimate experiment in terror begins...

Mortal Fear

by Robin Cook

A harrowing medical nightmare on the cutting edge of genetic research, Mortal Fear goes into the controversial future of modern medicine. At a large Boston clinic, a world-class biologist stumbles upon a miraculous discovery, a major scientific breakthrough. Soon, healthy, middle-aged patients are dying of old age. And the ultimate experiment in terror begins...

Mutation

by Robin Cook

In Mutation, Robin Cook's masterpiece of techno-medical suspense, Dr. Cook tells a story as chilling and real as today's headlines. <P><P> On the forefront of surrogate parenting and genetic research, it is the explosive tale of a brilliant doctor who sought to create the son of his dreams--and invented a living nightmare...

Nano

by Robin Cook

A lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology institute in the foothills of the Rockies, Nano is ahead of the curve in the competitive world of molecular manufacturing, including the construction of microbivores, tiny nanorobots with the ability to gobble up viruses and bacteria.But when Pia Grazdani takes a job there, she's shocked by the secretive corporate culture. She's warned by her boss not to investigate the other work being done at the gigantic facility, nor to ask questions about the source of the seemingly endless capital that funds the institute's research. And when Pia encounters a fellow employee on a corporate jogging path suffering the effects of a seizure, she soon realizes she may have literally stumbled upon Nano's human guinea pigs. Is the tech giant on the cusp of one of the biggest medical discoveries of the twenty-first century--a treatment option for millions--or have they already sold out to the highest bidder?

Nano

by Robin Cook

After a tumultuous year in which her mentor is murdered and her estranged father comes back into her life, Pia Grazdani, the embattled medical student from Death Benefit, decides to take a year off from her medical studies and escape New York City. Intrigued by the promise of the burgeoning field of medical technology and the chance to clear her head, Pia takes a job at Nanobots, a lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology insititute in the picturesque foothills of the Rockies. Nanobots is ahead of the curve in the competitive world of molecular manufacturing, including the construction of microbivores, tiny nano-robots with the ability to gobble up viruses and bacteria. But the corporate campus is a place of secrets. She's warned by her boss not to investigate the other work being done at the gigantic facility, nor to ask questions about the source of the seemingly endless capital that funds the institute's research. And when Pia encounters a fellow employee on a corporate jogging path, suffering the effects of a seizure, she soon realizes she may have literally stumbled upon Nanobot's human guinea pigs. Is the tech giant on the cusp of one of the biggest medical discoveries of the twenty-first century - a treatment option for millions - or have they already sold out to the highest bidder?

Nano

by Robin Cook

A lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology institute in the foothills of the Rockies, Nano is ahead of the curve in the competitive world of molecular manufacturing, including the construction of microbivores, tiny nanorobots with the ability to gobble up viruses and bacteria.<P> But when Pia Grazdani takes a job there, she's shocked by the secretive corporate culture. She's warned by her boss not to investigate the other work being done at the gigantic facility, nor to ask questions about the source of the seemingly endless capital that funds the institute's research. And when Pia encounters a fellow employee on a corporate jogging path suffering the effects of a seizure, she soon realizes she may have literally stumbled upon Nano's human guinea pigs. Is the tech giant on the cusp of one of the biggest medical discoveries of the twenty-first century--a treatment option for millions--or have they already sold out to the highest bidder?

Outbreak

by Robin Cook

Murder and intrigue reach epidemic proportions when a devastating plague sweeps the country. Dr. Marissa Blumenthal of the Atlanta Centers for Disease Control investigates--and soon uncovers the medical world's deadliest secret...

The Point of Departure

by Robin Cook

On 17 March 2003, Robin Cook, Leader of the House of Commons and former Foreign Secretary, resigned from the Cabinet in protest against the coming war in Iraq. His resignation speech against that war prompted the first standing ovation in the history of the House and marked the end of the ministerial career of one of Labour's most brilliant politicians. His arguments against that war are of profound interest and importance to American readers. For the two years prior to his resignation, Robin Cook kept a diary, a personal record of Labour's second term, that forms the core of this narrative. The Point of Departure is Robin Cook's unvarnished account of this dramatic period in British political history. Though surprised by his abrupt dismissal in 2001 as Foreign Secretary, he became determined to effect the changes in Parliamentary democracy that he believed were essential if Parliament was to move into the twenty-first century. As Tony Blair told Cook on offering him leadership of the House of Commons, "This is the job for you." Drawing on firsthand experiences in the Commons and the Cabinet, of encounters in conferences and corridors and late-night conversations, Cook details his gathering disillusionment with Tony Blair's change of direction, which he believes to be profoundly mistaken, and, above all, the change in foreign policy that led the United Kingdom away from its destiny in Europe and into participation in President Bush's war in Iraq. This is the inside story of a government in power -- and of the tensions between those who govern. But above all it is the story of a politician who genuinely wanted to bring democracy closer to the people, but who saw a government increasingly detached from the values of himself and his party, and who developed a growing conviction that the government position on Iraq was morally, diplomatically, and politically wrong.

The Point of Departure: Why One of Britain's Leading Politicians Resigned over Tony Blair's Decision to Go to War in Iraq

by Robin Cook

On 17 March 2003, Robin Cook, Leader of the House of Commons and former Foreign Secretary, resigned from the Cabinet in protest against the coming war in Iraq. His resignation speech against that war prompted the first standing ovation in the history of the House and marked the end of the ministerial career of one of Labour's most brilliant politicians. His arguments against that war are of profound interest and importance to American readers. For the two years prior to his resignation, Robin Cook kept a diary, a personal record of Labour's second term, that forms the core of this narrative. The Point of Departure is Robin Cook's unvarnished account of this dramatic period in British political history. Though surprised by his abrupt dismissal in 2001 as Foreign Secretary, he became determined to effect the changes in Parliamentary democracy that he believed were essential if Parliament was to move into the twenty-first century. As Tony Blair told Cook on offering him leadership of the House of Commons, "This is the job for you." Drawing on firsthand experiences in the Commons and the Cabinet, of encounters in conferences and corridors and late-night conversations, Cook details his gathering disillusionment with Tony Blair's change of direction, which he believes to be profoundly mistaken, and, above all, the change in foreign policy that led the United Kingdom away from its destiny in Europe and into participation in President Bush's war in Iraq. This is the inside story of a government in power -- and of the tensions between those who govern. But above all it is the story of a politician who genuinely wanted to bring democracy closer to the people, but who saw a government increasingly detached from the values of himself and his party, and who developed a growing conviction that the government position on Iraq was morally, diplomatically, and politically wrong.

Polonio 210

by Robin Cook

Pia Grazdani ve su sueño hecho realidad cuando se incorpora a un equipo de investigación de nuevas células madre que podrían sustituir incluso a los órganos originales del cuerpo. Pia Grazdani es una brillante estudiante de medicina que colabora con el programa de investigación del doctor Tobias Rothman en la Universidad de Columbia. El trabajo de este genetista molecular está a punto de revolucionar muchos aspectos de la medicina actual: ha logrado crear órganos de recambio para pacientes con enfermedades crónicas. Para Pia, la participación en este proyecto supone ver cumplido su sueño de formar parte de un equipo cuyo trabajo ayudará a millones de personas. Sin embargo, este gran adelanto científico también va a significar una revolución en la industria de la sanidad y de los seguros médicos, y una pérdida enorme de ingresos para estos últimos. Cuando un accidente mortal en el laboratorio propicie que toda la investigación se venga abajo, Pia decidirá investigar por su propia cuenta sobre lo ocurrido. Sus indagaciones la llevarán a descubrir las manipulaciones de información y los actos criminales cometidos por algunas empresas de seguros médicos. La crítica ha dicho...«Cook caracteriza tan bien a los personajes que el lector comparte todas sus preocupaciones personales y profesionales.»USA Today «Una mezcla fascinante de suspense, acción y educación sobre importantes temas médicos.»Publishers Weekly «El maestro del thriller médico.»The New York Times

Seizure

by Robin Cook

Senator Ashley Butler is a quintessential Southern demagogue whose support of traditional American values includes a knee-jerk reaction against virtually all biotechnologies. When he's called to chair a subcommittee introducing legislation to ban new cloning technology, the senator views his political future in bold relief; and Dr. Daniel Lowell, inventor of the technique that will take stem cell research to the next level, sees a roadblock positioned before his biotech startup. The two seemingly opposite personalities clash during the senate hearings, but the men have a common desire. Butler's hunger for political power far outstrips his concern for the unborn; and Lowell's pursuit of gargantuan personal wealth and celebrity overrides any considerations for patients' well-being. Further complicating the proceedings is the confidential news that Senator Butler has developed Parkinson's disease-leading the senator and the researcher into a Faustian pact. In a perilous attempt to prematurely harness Lowell's new technology, the therapy leaves the senator with the horrifying effects of temporal lobe epilepsy-seizures of the most bizarre order. Torn from the headlines, Seizure is a cautionary tale for a time where biotechnology pulls us into a promising yet frightening new world.

Seizure

by Robin Cook

Senator Ashley Butler is a quintessential Southern demagogue whose support of traditional American values includes a knee-jerk reaction against virtually all biotechnologies. When he's called to chair a subcommittee introducing legislation to ban new cloning technology, the senator views his political future in bold relief; and Dr. Daniel Lowell, inventor of the technique that will take stem cell research to the next level, sees a roadblock positioned before his biotech startup. <P><P>The two seemingly opposite personalities clash during the senate hearings, but the men have a common desire. Butler's hunger for political power far outstrips his concern for the unborn; and Lowell's pursuit of gargantuan personal wealth and celebrity overrides any considerations for patients' well-being. Further complicating the proceedings is the confidential news that Senator Butler has developed Parkinson's disease-leading the senator and the researcher into a Faustian pact. In a perilous attempt to prematurely harness Lowell's new technology, the therapy leaves the senator with the horrifying effects of temporal lobe epilepsy-seizures of the most bizarre order. <P> Torn from the headlines, Seizure is a cautionary tale for a time where biotechnology pulls us into a promising yet frightening new world.

Shock

by Robin Cook

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.<P><P> 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.

Sphinx

by Robin Cook

It was the magic and mystery of an empire long past that beautiful Erica Baron came to explore. Innocently she cast her eyes in forbidden places and discovered the clue to a treasure beyond imagination.<P><P> It was then that terror overtook her, as the most fearful curse of the ancient world and the most savage menace of the modern one threatened to detroy her. One dangerously attractive man offered Erica help...he offered her protection...he offered her love. And in this strange, exotic land of seductive evils, where no one could be trusted, desire became for Erica the deadliest snare of all...

Terminal

by Robin Cook

At a prestigious Florida medical center, brain cancer patients are treated with a one-hundred-percent success rate. Sean Murphy, a young medical student, finds it hard to believe. Is it a miracle cure? Or the biggest con job in the history of medicine?

Toxin

by Robin Cook

Newly divorced surgeon Dr. Kim Regis is determined to remain a good father to his only son, Selden. On a special night out, Kim takes Seldon to his favorite fast-food restaurant for a feast of burgers and fries. <P><P>But the good time turns to tragedy: the young boy becomes gravely ill and dies as a result of poisoning by E. coli. bacteria found in the meat. <P> Was Seldon's death a result of shoddy food-handling practices? Or was it a sophisticated case of product tampering - by a rival fast-foot giant or a disgruntled employee? Or perhaps by someone with a score to settle with Kim? Taking a leave from his surgical practice, Kim devotes his energies to solving the mystery full time. But he immediately hits a brick walls: a code of silence more impenetrable than anything he has ever encountered in his medical career. Instead of a cold-shoulder reception, however, Kim is soon met with a boot and a fist as thugs attempt to quash his inquiry. <P> Aided by his ex-wife, Kim pursues a trail of deadly evidence, uncovering complicity and guilt stretching from the slaughterhouse floor to the corporate boardroom. Racing against time before more are poisoned, the two come face-to-face with the shocking and elusive truth. And in their life-and-death search for answers, they rediscover the reasons they first fell in love. <P> With trademark pulse-pounding flair, Robin Cook delivers a cutting-edge thriller, borrowing from today's fears and tomorrow's medical technology.

Toxina

by Robin Cook

El maestro del thriller de ambientación médica nos ofrece una espeluznante novela sobre las intoxicaciones alimenticias y la deshumanización de las grandes corporaciones. Kim Reggis, un famoso cirujano cardiovascular, lleva a su hija Becky a cenar la típica hamburguesa con patatas fritas, sin imaginar que este acto cotidiano cambiará su vida para siempre. En los días siguientes, Becky enfermará gravemente a causa de una intoxicación producida por una bacteria letal. A partir de entonces, Kim sufrirá las perturbadoras consecuencias de la realidad médica desde el punto de vista de los pacientes y deberá enfrentarse a las normas y prácticas que anteponenlos beneficios económicos al juramento hipocrático. Desesperado ante el destino inexorable de su hija y a riesgo de su propia vida,Kim decide investigar las causas de la enfermedad, lo que le conducirá por un laberinto de intereses espurios que salpican hasta las más altas instancias gubernamentales.Narrada en un vibrante crescendo de intriga y tensión, Toxina aborda un tema inquietante del que nadie está a salvo: ¿Qué comemos en realidad cuando salimos de casa? ¿Quién controla la calidad de los alimentos consumidos diariamente por millones de personas? ¿Qué intereses sinuosos se mueven tras una inocente hamburguesa o cualquier plato de comida rápida?

Vector

by Robin Cook

Los tranquilos paseantes del Central Park ignoran que está a punto de producirse una catástrofe de consecuencias pavorosas. Solo los patólogos forenses Jack Stapleton y Laurie Montgomery, protagonistas también del anterior éxito del autor, Cromosoma 6, disponen de imprecisas pistas que podrían conducir a evitar lo que parece inevitable. Pero para conseguirlo no solo deberán confiar en el azar, sino también arriesgar su propia vida y la de miles de personas inocentes...

Vector (Jack Stapleton / Laurie Montgomery #4)

by Robin Cook

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.... <P><P>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. <P> 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.

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