Brain

Brain

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by Robin Cook
     
 

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Both of them suspected that something was wrong--terribly wrong--in the great medical research center where they worked. Both of them wondered why a beautiful young woman had died on the operating table and her brain secretly removed. Both of them found it impossible to explain the rash of female patients exhibiting bizarre mental breakdowns and shocking behavior.…  See more details below

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Both of them suspected that something was wrong--terribly wrong--in the great medical research center where they worked. Both of them wondered why a beautiful young woman had died on the operating table and her brain secretly removed. Both of them found it impossible to explain the rash of female patients exhibiting bizarre mental breakdowns and shocking behavior. Both of them were placing their careers and very lives in deadly jeopardy as they penetrated the eerie inner sanctums of a medical world gone mad with technological power and the lust for more...

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Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
What the devil is going on here?....What's going on here is the very cleverly plotted new medical thriller by Robin Cook....Unfortunately, toward the end, when Dr. Cook takes the action of his thriller outside of the hospital, he loses control of the story completely. On top of that, the solution to what's going on in ''Brain'' turns out to be a lesson on the threat of certain medical researchers with insufficient respect for humanity. And insult added to injury: we have to endure a postscript lecture arguing that the threat is real. Still, none of this is so bad that it wipes out the fun of the first two-thirds of the story. Maybe the thing to do with ''Brain'' is to read the first 200 pages, then make up your own ending. -- New York Times
Absorbing...provocative.
Houston Chronicle
Absorbing...provocative.
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"Absorbing...provocative."—The Houston Chronicle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101209028
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/04/1982
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
48,742
File size:
321 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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"Absorbing...provocative."—The Houston Chronicle

Meet the Author

Robin Cook, M.D., is the author of more than thirty books and is credited with popularizing the medical thriller with his wildly successful first novel, Coma. He divides his time among Florida, New Hampshire, and Boston. His most recent novels include Host, Cell, and Nano.

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