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Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Robin Cook

Narrated By: George Guidall

Date: October 2015

Duration: 11 hours 45 minutes


The explosive new thriller from New York Times–bestselling author and master of the medical thriller, Robin Cook.
Lynn Peirce, a fourth-year medical student at South Carolina’s Mason-Dixon University, thinks she has her life figured out. But when her otherwise healthy boyfriend, Carl, enters the hospital for routine surgery, her neatly ordered life is thrown into total chaos. Carl fails to return to consciousness after the procedure, and an MRI confirms brain death.

Devastated by Carl’s condition, Lynn searches for answers. Convinced there’s more to the story than what the authorities are willing to reveal, Lynn uses all her resources at Mason-Dixon—including her initially reluctant lab partner, Michael Pender—to hunt down evidence of medical error or malpractice.

What she uncovers, however, is far more disturbing. Hospitals associated with Middleton Healthcare, including the Mason-Dixon Medical Center, have unnervingly high rates of unexplained anesthetic complications and patients contracting serious and terminal illness in the wake of routine hospital admissions.

When Lynn and Michael begin to receive death threats, they know they’re into something bigger than either of them anticipated. They soon enter a desperate race against time for answers before shadowy forces behind Middleton Healthcare and their partner, Sidereal Pharmaceuticals, can put a stop to their efforts once and for all.


  • Martha Bopp

    I loved this book! Kept my interest throughout the entire book. Much better than listening to the radio! I'm an ICU nurse so I thought it was fantastic!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Ruth Penzey

    Good plot, a little too heavy on medical tech detail.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • John M.

    typically excellent story and writing by Cook, but narration left much to be desired. Narrator's "southern" accent was awful, and so distractingly bad that I almost shut it down, had I not been an avid reader of Robin Cook. Would have been far better to have narration be he regular voice, with slight alteration - NOT FAUX SOUTHERN - ti distinguish voices/people. Even some of the Russian accents were bad, but not nearly so distractingly horrible as the so-called southern. Narration was only two stars, book was 4.5.


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