Book Reviews of Marker (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, Bk 5)

Marker (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, Bk 5)
Marker - Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, Bk 5
Author: Robin Cook
ISBN-13: 9780399152931
ISBN-10: 0399152938
Publication Date: 5/24/2005
Pages: 406
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 143 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Book Type: Hardcover
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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)
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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.
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Very good medical thriller. Robin Cook has a vast knowledge of the medical field, even though he is no longer a practicing physician.
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Wow! What a page turner. It kept me up all night for several nights and I am afraid to go to the hospital now.
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Loved this book!! Very quick read - another great Robin Cook medical
thriller!
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Great mystery!
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Typical Cook novel. Keeps you guessing until the end. A real page turner
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Fast paced and keeps you guessing. Excellent read.
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Master of the Medical Thriller strikes again.
Seemingly heathly young adults start dying....
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This book was excellent! Robin Cook is writing like he did when he wrote Coma and his early books. A really good, well-written, entertaining suspense. Books like this are why I read so much!
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Very good Robin Cook medical thiller. Young healthy people undering routine surgery are dying for no reason.
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I liked this book, In this book people check into the hospital and within days or hours they are dead, it features the familair team of characters Dr Jack Stapleton and Dr Laurie Montgomery
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I am a Cook addict. This book was no disappointment! Stayed up way to late reading because it was too exciting to put down.
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Great book in the Robin Cook style! Reread it before I let it go! Enjoy!
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Another excellent book from my favorite author.
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A good read.
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Great and enthralling read.
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This is a great Robin Cook Book - definitely a page turner.
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Great medical mystery
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THIS IS ANOTHER GREAT MEDICAL NOVEL BY ROBIN COOK. I ENJOYED THIS AS MUCH AS ALL HIS OTHERS.
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One of Robin Cook's best. Suspenseful.
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This is another book that focuses on Jack and Laurie, the medical examiners. It was a really good book, I read it in only a couple of days.
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cook's ususal excellent medical thriller-enjoyed!!
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Another Robin Cook winner.
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A reall page turner, I read it in a weekend.
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Great read as always!
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Another Robin Cook medical mystery, this time starring the heroes of his Vector novel, medical examiners Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery. The twist this time, and what makes this one of his best, is the introduction of Jazz, one great villainess. If you like Robin Cook, you'll love this one.
I have to add this; it has nothing to do with the book, but only the cover art. Specifically the back cover. All of Cook's most recent novels show a full shot of him on the back cover, usually in some sort of clinical setting wearing a doctor's white coat and stethoschope. On the back cover of Marker, Cook is dressed casually in a sweater and standing in a richly furnished room that might be his house. The great part is that Cook is standing there, feet shoulder width apart and hands on hips, doing his best George Reeves Superman pose. It's hilarious. You simply must check out this book if for no other reason than to see SuperCook in his natural surroundings.
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a fabulous page turner.
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I read this book in two days!!!!!!!!!!!! One of Robin Cooks best.
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loved it- Jack and Laurie are my favorite characters!!!
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With his signature blend with suspense and science Robin Cook delivers an electifying page-turning as vivid as today's headlines
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This book is a series of two Medical Examiner's in New York that alway seem to get into some sort of trouble as they solve the most unique crimes while still finding time to sort through their private lives.....Can't say more about Laurie Montgomery and Jack Stapleton. Several books are currently available in this series: Vector, Marker, Contagion and chromosone 6 ...Crisis is the latest in the series. You will throughly enjoy them....once you start reading you can't put them down plus you learn so much about the medical field and the scary things that truly go on inside their quiet walls where they don't necessarily want the public to know about.
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This was one more GOOD book!! I couldn't put it down. Wake up in the middle of the night and have to read a bit before going back to sleep.
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hardback but will accept paperback
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Sorry moves along really well and the characters are well written. You know "who done it" from the very beginning but you also don't know who hired the killer. The progression to catching the killer is very suspenseful. I enjoyed it.