New York Times bestselling author Robin Cook will publish his next book, a medical thriller titled Genesis, on December 3, 2019.
A true innovative legend, Cook penned Coma way back in 1977, a book which many consider to be the first true medical thriller ever released. Since then, he’s gone on to write more than 30 books and helped forge the path for other novelists who now make a living working in the same genre he helped build more than 40 years ago.
Still, with all the success he’s had, Cook, 79, maintains a one-book-per-year publishing schedule for his longtime publisher, G.P. Putnam’s Sons. His next book, which features cutting-edge science inspired by the new DNA-database tracking techniques that allowed police to catch the Golden State Killer, follows Pandemic (2018) and is said to touch on other hot-button and timely issues. Check out the cover art and plot details below.
New York Times-bestselling author Robin Cook takes on the ripped-from-the-headlines topic of using genealogical DNA database tracking to catch a killer in this unforgettable new medical thriller.
When the body of twenty-nine-year-old social worker Gloria Montoya, seven weeks pregnant with her first child, shows up on Chief New York City Medical Examiner Laurie Montgomery’s autopsy table, she’s baffled to find no apparent causes of death. With no clues to go on, Laurie enlists the help of Dr. Tricia Albanese, a forensic pathology resident with a background in genetic science, to help her trace the identity of the unborn baby’s father using DNA from the mother and child. But when Tricia is found dead in her apartment in a manner strikingly similar to Gloria’s death, Laurie realizes she might have two linked homicides on her hands…and now it’s up to her, with the help of her husband, ME Jack Stapleton, to continue the tracking work Tricia had begun before a killer can strike again.
Dr. Robin Cook is the author of more than thirty previous books and is credited with popularizing the medical thriller with his wildly successful novel Coma. He divides his time between Boston and Florida. His most recent bestsellers include Charlatans, Host, Cell, and Death Benefit.
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