Shock by Robin Cook

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Two graduate students decide to solve their financial problems by becoming egg donors at an exclusive, highly profitable fertility clinic on Boston's North Shore. But second thoughts and curiosity prompt the two women to find out more about their donated eggs. Obtaining employment at the clinic under aliases, they soon discover the horrifying aims of its research, immediately putting their lives—and their sanity—irrevocably at risk…


Posited on up-to-the-minute science, Shock is a spine-tingling novel of medicine run amok by the bestselling master of medical suspense.



About Robin Cook

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ROBIN COOK is the author of thirty-one previous books and is credited with popularizing the medical thriller with his wildly successful first novel, Coma. He divides his time between New Hampshire and Florida. His most recent novels are Death Benefit, Cure, and Intervention.
Published August 27, 2001 by Berkley. 355 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime, Horror. Fiction

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So our heroines disguise themselves as sexy Georgina (Deborah) and prudent Prudence (Joanna) and take jobs at Windgate to find out where their eggs went.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Deborah Cochrane and Joanna Meissner are two Harvard coeds working on their doctoral dissertations.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

I was interested in the newspaper, while my wife was interested in the Black Friday advertisements.

Nov 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Shock

This Magazine

For the most poetic and vivid descriptions of war, Cook turns to hundreds of personal accounts from soldiers’ notebooks and letters from the front, which nicely counterbalance and serve to personalize the mind-numbing statistics on Canada’s war injuries and fatalities sprinkled throughout the book.

Feb 10 2009 | Read Full Review of Shock

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