by Robin Cook

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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...

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ISBN-13: 9780425106877
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/15/1988
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 166,174
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 870L (what's this?)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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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Outbreak 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A book that I had to read in 7th grade turned out to be a great book! It is a medical thriller about and Ebola Outbreak that has a twisted end. A must read.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
Read this book in the 1980's when it was first published and it was just as thrilling a read now. Outbreak deals with the issue of deadly viruses and was filled with action and intrigue. The characters were well developed. Well edited. A real page turner. Robin Cook is one of the best medical thriller writers out there. His books are timeless. Read one of his books and you'll be hooked. They always leave you thinking: what if.............
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book for my 8th grade science project and LOVED it! It has plenty of excitement, and a great plot! The end of the story takes quite a twist. You'll never guess...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best Ive ever read. I do not read books that often but I reccomend this book to anyone. this will keep you guessing until the very end. I say it is for anyone that has the time for the reason that it is a tad long but you should read it any way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the start to the finish of Outbreak I found myself trapped in it's storyline only wanting to learn more. The mystery kept you on your toes while the accurate description of the disease made you hold your stomach. I loved the book, and was a bit saddened when I got to the end. It's a kind of book that you really don't want to see end. I highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys a good mystery suspense. It's a very good book.
kimmy0ne on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
still scary after all this time
EmileeDiaz1416 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It was awesome!!!!!!! It is just like watching a movie. :)
seldombites on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting and, at times, thrilling story. In some places I was on the edge of my seat. Despite this, much of the plot was predictable and many of the characters were formulaic. This is a good light book to curl up with on a rainy day when you don't want to concentrate too hard.
fingerpost on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I've always been partial to books about disease and epidemics. Outbreak, like all of Robin Cook's medical thrillers, takes a real issue and carries it to ridiculous extremes. A young CDC investigator thinks a series of Ebola outbreaks in the US is being intentionally caused, while her superiors believe it is a natural occurance. Wanna guess who's right? An irritating side note... There's no reason a single female character has to fall for anybody - the book is hardly a romance - but if she does, it shouldn't be the man she did fall for at the end.
abbylibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dr. Marissa Blumenthal has just started work with the Center for Disease Control when she is summoned to LA to investigate a feared epidemic. Marissa is at first intimidated by the fact that she's supposed to be in charge, but when it turns out that the disease striking several people at the LA hospital is the deadly Ebola virus, her initimidation turns to outright fear. When more outbreaks pop up in St. Louis and Phoenix and all are identified as the same strain, Marissa suspects foul play, but her boss doesn't believe her and takes her off the case. Can Marissa figure out the truth before the deadly virus spreads?I think this book was a lot more relevant when it was written. I still found it entertaining, but Ebola is not exactly a cutting edge threat anymore. And everyone kept jumping on planes and buying tickets under fake names, which just wouldn't be possible now. Overlooking the things that date the book, I thought it was pretty good. It was a pretty fast read and would make entertaining fare for a plane ride or vacation.
RTG101564 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. I saw the movie and it intrigued me, so I had to read the novel. I loved this book and Highly recommend that you read it as well. Great Character development, excellent plot. The story grabs you from the beginning and runs like a roller coaster.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was scary and page-turning. I couldn't put it down far into the night. It was action packed with many unexpected twists and turns. The whole medical aspect of the story kept me interested the whole time and the book didn't have a lot of medical jargon to confuse me. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves medical mysteries!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was so thrilling. I couldn't put it down. It was the first Robin Cook book i've read, but it certainly wont be the last.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I throughly enjoy reading Robin Cook's books and so far Outbreak has been at the top of my list. Once I started, I could not put it down until I had read the whole book. As someone who is in the medical profession, I found that the book had quite a bit of interesting information about virology.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the most terrifying book I have ever read in my entire life. I enjoyed every bit of it and Robin Cook, the master of medical thrillers has certainly added an extra touch of magic that none of his other novels have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never read R.Cook's books before, but after i have read this one, i ran looking for others. This book took me by surprise as a very grasping, interesting and unpredictable novel! I realized that one doesn't have to be interested in medicine in order to understand how many things work in the field. Thrilling, mind-stimulating, informative....it's got it all!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outbreak was an interesting, fast reading book. Written well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Nothing much."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I heard about the movie from the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BOOOOKKKKK. Imma cupcake ;(