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Cure / Robin Cook.

By: Cook, Robin, 1940- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Cook, Robin, Jack Stapleton / Laurie Montgomery: book 10.Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2010Description: xv, 396 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0230750656; 9780399156625; 0399156623; 9780230750654.Subject(s): Murder -- Fiction | Medical examiners (Law) -- Fiction | Stem cells -- Research -- Fiction | Pharmaceutical industry -- Corrupt practices -- Fiction | Montgomery, Laurie (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Stapleton, Jack (Fictitious character) -- FictionDDC classification: 813/.54 Summary: New York City medical examiner Laurie Montgomery faces the case of her career involving the suspected poisoning murder of a CIA agent and possible links to a powerful pharmaceutical company and start-up stem-cell research labs.
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Cook's latest thriller opens not with a microscopic medical event, as so many of his previous novels have, but with theft at a research lab in Kyoto, Japan. The perpetrator is Ben Corey, a doctor and the founder of a company designed to profit from stem cell research, and his crime is stealing away Satoshi Machita, one of Kyoto University's top researchers. But soon after he sneaks Satoshi and his family into the U.S., Satoshi disappears-the target of an attack orchestrated by the Japanese yakuza and the American Mafia. Satoshi's body turns up at the Office of the County Medical Examiner in New York City, where Laurie Montgomery, just returned from maternity leave, is assigned the case. Though there's no identification on the body and he appears to have died of natural causes, Laurie digs deeper, much to the consternation of the killers. When Laurie refuses to back off the case, the Mafia threatens the young son she shares with fellow ME Jack Stapleton. The dialogue is clunky and the mobsters dull, but readers invested in Cook's married ME duo will rapidly turn the pages as danger finds Laurie and Jack once again. --Kristine Huntley

New York City medical examiner Laurie Montgomery faces the case of her career involving the suspected poisoning murder of a CIA agent and possible links to a powerful pharmaceutical company and start-up stem-cell research labs.

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Cook's 30th novel follows Intervention (2009), also available from Recorded Books/Penguin Audio and read by multiple Audie Award winner George Guidall. Medical forensics, intrigue, Japanese yakuza and the American mafia, and kidnap consultants all figure into this extraordinary fictional treatise on international business, stem-cell research, and organized crime. Listeners will feel compelled to look further into the potential health impacts of pluripotent stem cell (iPS) research; they can visit Cook's official website, robincookmd.com, for his take on the profits available to those who obtain iPS patents. Guidall masterfully reads this well-researched, expertly plotted thriller; highly recommended. ["A fascinating tale that never slows down," read the review of the New York Times best-selling Putnam hc, LJ Xpress Reviews, 6/25/10.-Ed.]-Cliff Glaviano, formerly with Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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