Medical thriller author Robin Cook to discuss recent books

December 1, 2010
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The third series of “Authors Amongst Us:  Evening of Books, Brie and Beaujolais” continues December 7th, at the Union Club with a talk by author Robin Cook M.D. on his two most recent novels, “CURE” (2010) and “Intervention” (2009).

For the last thirty-three years, Louisburg Square resident Robin Cook (right) has dominated the “medical” thriller genre which he first introduced with his break through novel “Coma.”  Cook has since combined medical fact and fantasy into twenty-eight New York Times bestselling novels. In “Intervention,” Cook tells the story of New York City medical examiner, Jack Stapleton, who travels the globe studying alternative medicine to keep from over obsessing about his own child’s illness leading him into the timeless debate between religious faith and scientific fact.

Cook’s latest novel “CURE” sees the return of New York City medical examiner Laurie Montgomery who is met with questions after she has spent so much time away coping with her son’s illness. When a Kyoto University Researcher suddenly dies on a New York City subway platform Montgomery searches to uncover if his cause of death is linked to his work in regenerative medicine. Going against the advice of colleagues and her husband, Jack Stapleton, the mystery leads her into a dangerous game of biotech espionage with the world’s two most dangerous organized crime factions.

Sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association, the cost is $15 per lecture for BHCA members in advance or $25 at the door, and $25 for non-BHCA members. Reservations may be made in advance on www.bhcivic.org or by calling 617-227-1922.  The event begins with refreshments at 5:30 p.m., followed by the lecture from 6:00-7:00p.m.

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