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Marker (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, Bk 5)
Marker - Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, Bk 5
Author: Robin Cook
Twenty-eight-year-old Sean McGillin seems the picture of youthful good health, until he fractures a leg while skating in New York City's Central Park. Nothing life-threatening, yet within twenty-four hours of his surgical treatment he is dead. Next, a thirty-six-year-old mother, Darlene Morgan receives minor knee surgery to repair a torn lig...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425207345
ISBN-10: 042520734X
Publication Date: 7/25/2006
Pages: 672
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 179 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Marker (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, Bk 5) on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. The bestselling physician/author is in top form as he revisits the love/hate relationship between New York City medical examiners Laurie Montgomery and her lover, Jack Stapleton (last seen in 1999's Vector) in this gripping medical chiller. Childless and facing her 43rd birthday, Laurie moves out when Jack, still traumatized by the accidental deaths of his wife and children over a decade ago, refuses to talk marriage and babies. They've still got to work together at the office of the chief medical examiner, though, and it's there that Laurie's charged with autopsying the bodies of two people who died after minor surgeries at the same Manhattan hospital. As similar deaths mount up, Laurie struggles to convince Jack et al. that something's fishy. (Early on, a shadow plot introduces homicidal hospital employee Jasmine Rakoczi and Mr. Bob, the mastermind of a sinister but undefined plot to "sanction" selected patients using an undetectable medical agent.) Laurie's superiors forbid her to discuss her suspicions with anyone outside the OCME, but she disobeys these orders when she meets the dreamboat chief of medicine at the hospital in question and successfully engages his interest in her theory that a serial killer is on the loose. The body count climbs as another hospital is involved and political pressure mounts to suppress information. True love runs a rocky course, and the plot thickens before the denouement crackles to an electric edge-of-the-seat finale. Agent, Lynn Nesbit. (May)
reviewed Marker (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, Bk 5) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Very good medical thriller. Robin Cook has a vast knowledge of the medical field, even though he is no longer a practicing physician.
reviewed Marker (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, Bk 5) on + 232 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Wow! What a page turner. It kept me up all night for several nights and I am afraid to go to the hospital now.
reviewed Marker (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, Bk 5) on + 459 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
FROM OUR EDITORS
A 28-year-old man with a minor leg fracture, a 36-year-old mother with a torn knee ligament...just hours after their routine surgeries, these healthy young people are dead, victims of a deviously clever serial killer. New York City medical examiners Dr. Laurie Montgomery and Dr. Jack Stapleton pursue the investigations despite the skepticism of superiors, who are not eager to attract headlines -- or lawsuits. Robin Cook's 25th medical thriller combines cutting-edge science with high-voltage action.
JessicaRabbit avatar reviewed Marker (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, Bk 5) on + 110 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Oh man this book has forever scared me of hospitals. Such an awesome story.
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reviewed Marker (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, Bk 5) on + 4 more book reviews
A good read.
DKSABS avatar reviewed Marker (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, Bk 5) on
Another excellent book from my favorite author.
reviewed Marker (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, Bk 5) on + 200 more book reviews
Great book in the Robin Cook style! Reread it before I let it go! Enjoy!
reviewed Marker (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, Bk 5) on
Robin Cook's books are always good.
JTG avatar reviewed Marker (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, Bk 5) on + 280 more book reviews
I'm not really thrilled by Robin Cook's style of writing, but it was a fairly good vacation read.
reviewed Marker (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, Bk 5) on + 94 more book reviews
This is one of Robin Cook's best. Great characters in scary situations. Fast moving. It was impossible to put down once I got going.


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