Overview

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. . . .
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Coma

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Overview

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. . . .
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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780698160736
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/5/2002
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 71,340
  • File size: 396 KB

Meet the Author

Robin Cook

Doctor and author Robin Cook is widely credited with introducing the word “medical” to the thriller genre, and thirty one years after the publication of his breakthrough novel, Coma, he continues to dominate the category he created. Cook has successfully combined medical fact with fantasy to produce a succession of twenty-seven New York Times bestsellers that have been translated into forty languages. To date, they include Outbreak (1987), Mindbend (1988), Mutation (1989), Harmful Intent (1990), Vital Signs (1991), Blindsight (1992), Terminal (1993), Fatal Cure (1994), Acceptable Risk (1995), Contagion (1996), Chromosome 6 (1997), Toxin (1998), Vector (1999), Shock (2001), Seizure (2003), Marker (2005), Crisis (2006), Critical (2007) and Foreign Body (2008).



In each of his novels, Robin Cook strives to elucidate various medical/biotech ethical issues. Dr. Cook says he chose to write thrillers as a way to use entertainment as a method of exposing the public to public policy conundrums such as genetic engineering, medical economics, in vitro fertilization, research funding, managed care, drug research, organ transplantation, stem cell research, concierge medicine, and M.D. owned specialty hospitals.



There have been numerous theatrical movies, television movies, and mini-series made from Robin Cook’s work. In addition to the successful feature film Coma, in December 1993, CBS-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Harmful Intent”; in November 1994 NBC-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Mortal Fear”; in May 1995, NBC-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Virus,” based on Outbreak; in February 1996 NBC-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Terminal”; in 1997 NBC-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Invasion”; and in October 2001 TNT-TV aired “Robin Cook’s Acceptable Risk”.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2005

    TOTALLY AWSOME!!!!

    This book is super interesting and very catchy,I couldn't put it down the entire time I was reading it.Basically the book is about a female med student(Susan Wheeler) who uncovers a terrible injustice and,while making a few 'friends',does her best to try to stop it.the only bad part is I couldn't find a sequel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    I love robin cook

    Havent read this one yet but i saw the movie. The movie was great in a creepy sick twisted way. Hope i like the book.......sounds good!!!!!! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    Love Robin Cook's "Coma", the first book of his tha

    Love Robin Cook's "Coma", the first book of his that I read and the reason that I no longer have "organ donor" on my DL. You just never know . . . . . . . just saying, lol. Love, Love, love his books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Suspence

    I had read several of Robin Cook's books before reading this classic. Once I started I could nit put it down. I gave it to my boyfriend and he could not put it down. Mysterious, suspenveful, intriging. A have to have read.8

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2007

    Hold on for a ride...

    This book was the first I have read from Robin Cook, and he got me hooked. Excellent suspense which kept me constantly reading. The whole concept of the big secret in the book is a little far fetched, but none the less one of the best I've read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2005

    Brain Indulger

    The moment I opened up this book, I was hypnotized. I read it everywhere I could. If you're into suspense, horror, and jaw-dropping details, this book is for you!! Read the book before you yourself fall into a coma...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2005

    A big fan of the medical thriller

    A must read for any medical thriller fan. Coma is one of the best books I've ever read. Easy to understand and hard to put down. Robin Cook is a true master at what he does.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2005

    AAARGH!!!

    This book had no ending!!! I don't think that any book that has no ending should be considered all that great. What happened to the main characters? Perhaps the author forgot to include the final chapter, or it just got lost at the printer. For a good read look up Keith Ablow's books.

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