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Days and several more dead yuppies later, Laurie is convinced that someone is flooding the upscale market with bad cocaine. Laurie sleuths; the mobsters lock her in a coffin; Laurie sobs; the mobsters let her out; Laurie remembers the flammable properties of ethylene, handily within reach, and blows up the mobsters.

A slack and ragged retread, with Cook parodying himself in a tale that's about as stylish and suspenseful as an eye-chart. Literary Guild Dual Selection for February. Ten years after her teenage daughter went missing, a mother begins a new relationship only to discover she can't truly move on until she answers lingering questions about the past.

She drifted away from her other two children, Hanna and Jake, and eventually she and her husband, Paul, divorced. Both of these sections primarily focus on Laurel.

All of these devices serve to build palpable tension, but the structure also contributes to how deeply disturbing the story becomes. At times, the characters and the emotional core of the events are almost obscured by such quick maneuvering through the weighty plot. A strongly felt, if not terribly gripping, sendoff for a Turow favorite nearly 35 years after his appearance in Presumed Trying his final case at 85, celebrated criminal defense lawyer Sandy Stern defends a Nobel-winning doctor and longtime friend whose cancer wonder drug saved Stern's life but subsequently led to the deaths of others.

Federal prosecutors are charging the eminent doctor, Kiril Pafko, with murder, fraud, and insider trading. His counselor is certain he sold stock in the company that produced the drug, g-Livia, before users' deaths were reported. The year-old Nobelist is a serial adulterer whose former and current lovers have strong ties to the case.

Working for one final time alongside his daughter and proficient legal partner, Marta, who has announced she will close the firm and retire along with her father following the case, Stern must deal not only with "senior moments" before Chief Judge Sonya "Sonny" Klonsky, but also his physical frailty.

While taking a deep dive into the ups and downs of a complicated big-time trial, Turow Testimony , , etc. The grandly mannered attorney his favorite response is "Just so" has dedicated himself to the law at great personal cost.

But had he not spent so much of his life inside courtrooms, "He never would have known himself. But this smoothly efficient book gains timely depth through its discussion of thorny moral issues raised by a drug that can extend a cancer sufferer's life expectancy at the risk of suddenly ending it. Already have an account? Log in. Trouble signing in? Retrieve credentials. Sign Up. Pub Date: Jan. Page Count: Publisher: Putnam. No Comments Yet. More by Robin Cook.

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Blindsight is a novel by American writer Robin Cook , published by G. Putnam's Sons in Like most of Cook's other work, it is a medical thriller. This story introduces New York City pathologist Laurie Montgomery as being new to the medical examiner's office. She uncovers a series of drug overdoses and gangland-style murders with a grisly twist. An abnormal increase in the number of drug overdose cases makes Laurie seriously suspicious, and she starts investigating these cases.



SKU: Just when you thought it was safe to go back to your doctor or your hospital, Robin Cook produces a new chiller that will make you think twice. From Coma to Vital Signs , Cook's state-of-the-art tales of medical horror have earned him a vast following worldwide. And now comes Blindsight! With a theme reminiscent of Coma , here is Robin Cook at his disturbing, electrifying best. Set in Manhattan, Blindside tells of city forensic pathologist Dr.

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