Book Reviews of Vital Signs

Vital Signs
Vital Signs
Author: Robin Cook
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425131763
ISBN-10: 0425131769
Publication Date: 2/1/1992
Pages: 334
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 86 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Another great Robin Cook!!!
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Epidemiologist Marissa Blumenthal, seen before in Outbreak , now has a successful pediatrics practice near Boston and an affluent health-care-entrepreneur husband. But her inability to become pregnant threatens both her marriage and her career. After unsuccessful visits to a local fertility clinic, she discovers a suprising and suspicious link between her medical records and those of an inordinate number of the clinic's clients. Traveling to Australia to learn more about a worldwide in vitro fertilization organization, Marissa and her friend Wendy are trailed, and a tragedy occurs. Marissa, now accompanied by the physician whose work she had come to Australia to investigate, goes to Hong Kong and eventually China--fleeing murderous assailants every step of the way--before a billion-dollar international scam is revealed. As always, Cook enlivens predictable action and shallow characterization with medical expertise and timely subject matter.
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Thriller, kept me reading until finished.
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good robin cook book - stayed up to finish book :-)
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Great Book! One of Cook's best, though all of his books are "one of his best!" Fans will love this one and for those new to his work, this one will hook you.
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What can I say true Robin Cook.
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Loved the book one of my favorite new authors.
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I found the book somewhat boring and predictable, but then again, I've read nearly all of Cook's novels, and after awhile, they all start sounding the same. I also didn't like the ending that much; I felt like the author built up so much tension and drama, only to let readers down with a lame ending. Overall, though, I did enjoy most of the book (especially the beginning chapters), and it was able to keep my interest enough for me to finish it in a week or so. If you've enjoyed Cook's other medical mysteries, then you might as well read this one.
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Very good read.
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Exciting medical thriller.
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The shocking story of an experimental fertilization, the passion to create life, and the power to destroy it.
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The shocking story of fertilization, the passion to create life and the power to destroy it. Dr. Marissa Blumenthal's dream of becoming pregnant has turned into an obsession. A successful pediatrician, she will try any scientific method available to conceive. Until the horrible secrets of an urban clinic erupt in a nightmare of staggering proportions.
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Dr. Marissa Blumenthal's dream of becoming pregnant has turned into an obsession. A successful pediatrician, she will try any scientific method available to conceive. Until the horrible secrets of an urban clinic erupt in a nightmare of staggering proportions.
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Robin Cook's most controversial medical thriller--the shocking story of experimental fertilization, the passion to create life, and the power to destroy it....
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different cover
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This MD doctor can really write! Leaves you thinking long after the story is over!
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loved it