Coma

Coma

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by Robin Cook
     
 

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The blockbuster bestseller that kickstarted a new genre--the medical thriller--is now available in trade paperback for the first time.
They called it "minor surgery," but Nancy Greenly, Sean Berman and a dozen others--all admitted to Boston Memorial Hospital for routine procedures--were victims of the same inexplicable, hideous tragedy on the operating

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The blockbuster bestseller that kickstarted a new genre--the medical thriller--is now available in trade paperback for the first time.
They called it "minor surgery," but Nancy Greenly, Sean Berman and a dozen others--all admitted to Boston Memorial Hospital for routine procedures--were victims of the same inexplicable, hideous tragedy on the operating table. They never woke up.
Susan Wheeler is a third-year medical student working as a trainee at Boston Memorial Hospital. Two patients during her residency mysteriously go into comas immediately after their operations due to complications from anesthesia. Susan begins to investigate the causes behind both of these alarming comas and discovers the oxygen line in Operating Room 8 has been tampered with to induce carbon monoxide poisoning.
Then Susan discovers the evil nature of the Jefferson Institute, an intensive care facility where patients are suspended from the ceiling and kept alive until they can be harvested for healthy organs. Is she a participant in--or a victim of--a large-scale black market dealing in human organs?

Editorial Reviews

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"Gripping, terrifying, fast-paced suspense."—The New York Times"

Strikes a deafening chord of terror."—The Washington Post"

Unputdownable . . . A chilling, fast-moving suspense thriller"—The Boston Globe

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316334471
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
09/23/2014
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
99,989
File size:
609 KB

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From the Publisher
"Gripping, terrifying, fast-paced suspense."
—The New York Times

"Unnerving . . . will lower your temperature."
Newsweek

"Strikes a deafening chord of terror."
The Washington Post

"A chilling, fast-moving suspense thriller . . . un-put-downable."
The Boston Globe

Meet the Author

Dr. Robin Cook is the author of thirty previous books and is credited with popularizing the medical thriller with his wildly successful first novel, Coma. He divides his time between Boston and Florida.

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4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Iam a forteen year old high school student and I borrowed this book from my public library. The whole time I couldn't put it down. With in the story a black market place for intensive care paitents. No one has uncovered it before before third year medical student finds out and is terrified. Read it for yourself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW! An absolutly wonderful book that anyone interested in medical 'stuff' should read. It's about med-student Susan Wheeler who goes too far into a large case of comatose patients. When a 'friend' of hers went in for a minor knee surgery and came out in a vegitative state she found out something was wrong, very wrong... Continue to read the rest about Susan Wheeler and her odd findings! If you have any questions or comments about the book. Feel free to E-Mail me! I am open to anything! Hope you are convinced to read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very suspenseful book.
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He moves down and licks her slowly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Mhmm bb"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cook isn't your typical James Patterson or Stephen King, but he has the same goal in mind. "Coma" is definitely a book I would recommend to people who like mystery, grosteque, gore, murder type genres. It pulls you in for a crazy ride. I was sure as hell not expecting the way it turned out and I loved it. Full stars. I have to say, however, that this is not the first book I have read that made me fall in love with it. That honor goes to James Patterson's "1st To Die" novel about a psychotic author/serial killer who kills newly-weds. Props to you, Patterson. If you don't love Patterson and King's books, try this one out. You may find yourself reading until dawn. ;)
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Guest More than 1 year ago
awsome, i thought it would have been one of those boring books you got to read for science class. i was so wrong. i loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is by far one of the greatest books I have ever read. I could not put it down. It kept me on the edge of my seat.