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When a series of unrelated yuppie deaths by cocaine overdose are reported to the medical examiner's office, Dr. Montgomery's curiosity is piqued. But her feelings turn to anger and frustration when she attempts to autopsy the bodies and investigate the deaths, only to find herself at odds with her superiors, the police department, and the relatives themselves. The reason for the opposition range from political expediency to religious belief, but Laurie senses that something far more menacing links the so-c

Year: 1992     Genre: Medical Thriller


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 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...

Year: 1980     Genre: Medical Thriller

Chromosome 6

When a notorious underworld figure, Carlo Franconi, is gunned down, his body is snatched from the city morgue before it can be autopsied. A few days later, a floater appears on Dr. Jack Stapleton s autopsy table missing its head, hands, feet and liver. Jack and Laurie s search leads them to equatorial Africa where they discover a sinister cabal whose stock-in-trade involves surgical procedures a step beyond current medical technology and a leap beyond accepted medical ethics.

Year: 1997     Genre: Medical Thriller


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.

Year: 1977     Genre: Medical Thriller

Death Benefit

Pia Grazdani is an exceptional yet aloof medical student working closely with Columbia University Medical Center's premier scientist on cutting edge research that could revolutionize health care by creating replacement organs for critically ill patients. But when tragedy strikes in the lab, Pia, with the help of classmate George Wilson, launches an investigation into the unforeseen calamity in the hospital's supposedly secure biosafety lab.

Year: 2011     Genre: Medical Thriller


Bestselling author Robin Cook takes on the ripped-from-the-headlines topic of harnessing DNA from ancestry websites to catch a killer in this timely and explosive new medical thriller. When the body of twenty-eight-year-old social worker Kera Jacobsen shows up on Chief New York City Medical Examiner Laurie Montgomery's autopsy table, at first it appears she was the victim of a tragic yet routine drug overdose. But for Laurie and her new pathology resident little things aren't adding up.

Year: 2019     Genre: Medical Thriller


He sought to create the son of his dreams—and invented a nightmare. Robin Cook's new techno-medical thriller probes every father's greatest fear. Drawing on a horror theme as old as Frankenstein, as fresh as tomorrow's headlines, Mutation is a chilling cautionary tale of the perils of genetic engineering.

Year: 1989     Genre: Medical Thriller


Pia takes a job at Nano, LLC, a lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology ahead of the curve in the competitive world of molecular manufactoruring, including the construction of microbivores, tiny nano-robots with the ability to gobble up viruses and bacteria. But the corporate campus is a place of secrets. She's warned by her boss not to investigate the other work being done at the gigantic facility, nor to ask questions about the source of the seemingly endless capital that funds the institute's

Year: 2013     Genre: Medical ThrillerNanotechnology


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....

Year: 1987     Genre: Medical ThrillerVirus Pandemic


When a young, seemingly healthy woman collapses suddenly on a New York City subway car and dies upon reaching the hospital, her case is chalked up to a virulent strain of influenza. That is, until she ends up on veteran medical examiner Jack Stapleton's autopsy table, where Jack discovers some striking anomalies: First, that the young woman has had a heart transplant, and second, that her DNA matches that of the transplanted heart.

Year: 2018     Genre: Medical Thriller

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1977ComaMedical Thriller
1980BrainMedical Thriller
1987OutbreakMedical Thriller, Virus Pandemic
1989MutationMedical Thriller
1992BlindsightMedical Thriller, Stapleton and Montgomery
1997Chromosome 6Medical Thriller, Stapleton and Montgomery
2011Death BenefitMedical Thriller
2013NanoMedical Thriller, Nanotechnology
2018PandemicMedical Thriller, Stapleton and Montgomery
2019GenesisMedical Thriller, Stapleton and Montgomery




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