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Vector By Robin Cook Vector A disgruntled Russian emigre is poised to lash out at the adoptive nation he believes has denied him the American dream A former technician in the Soviet biological weapons systems he possesses the k

  • Title: Vector
  • Author: Robin Cook
  • ISBN: 9780425172995
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Paperback
  • Vector By Robin Cook A disgruntled Russian emigre is poised to lash out at the adoptive nation he believes has denied him the American dream A former technician in the Soviet biological weapons systems, he possesses the knowledge to unleash into the streets of New York City the ultimate terror a modern bioweapon But before he executes his final act of vengeance, he must first experiment onA disgruntled Russian emigre is poised to lash out at the adoptive nation he believes has denied him the American dream A former technician in the Soviet biological weapons systems, he possesses the knowledge to unleash into the streets of New York City the ultimate terror a modern bioweapon But before he executes his final act of vengeance, he must first experiment on a few unsuspecting victims
    Vector By Robin Cook

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    1. Jayanth on said:

      My first Robin Cook read and I have to say I liked it I was interested in the book because it is a bioterrorism, medical thriller The book started off spectacularly, setting up the plot about a planned bioterrorist attack, starting the thriller part of the book right from the get go But the thrill element is pushed into the back seat after a while as the author shifts the focus of the story to the preparation and execution of the attack, which was not what I was expecting and hence I was a bit d [...]

    2. Jess on said:

      Horrendous writing, but who doesn t enjoy the wacky hijinks that ensue when a disgruntled Russian emigre and an vengeful bunch of white supremacists cross paths Bio weapons, terrorism by pest control truck this is the perfect bargain basement book for a lazy day if you re lucky, you ll find a Robin Cook omnibus for double the fun.

    3. Perri on said:

      Haven t read a Robin Cook book in a long time, so thought I d give this a go For a best selling author, I was a bit surprised at the clunky writing and underdeveloped character development I m wondering if I reread Coma, I have the same reaction I liked the exciting story line and the short chapters kept the action moving A bonus half star for a so satisfying ending.

    4. Caitlin on said:

      This is the fourth book in the Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery series and I have to say it is probably my least favourite I am normally all for this series, particularly due to Jack as he is such a great character, but this book missed the mark in the plot line It did have a promising premise, Jack investigating a couple suspicious deaths due to Anthrax and Botulism, but that was pretty much all of the science, medicine and investigation Jack does At least half of the book is dedicated to f [...]

    5. Heather Spence on said:

      I had to read this book as a requirement so it took a lot of the satisfaction out of it but there is almost always something going on Although, it s not in a high speed action sort of way but instead makes you use your brain and enjoy the thought and emotion behind what the main characters do Hits very close to home after the anthrax scares after 9 11.

    6. Sarah on said:

      This book was phenomenal, as least in my opinion I love how Cook created his M.E s and had them find out details that, if they missed, would have flawed the book The characters in the novel are lovable well, minus Yuri, Steve, Curt, and Co and quirky in the best possible ways.What I thoroughly enjoyed were the parts at the hospital Now, yes, I know I probably sound like a freak there, but hear me out I enjoy medical lingo, so being able to understand a novel and dive into it is key to me Normall [...]

    7. Lynn Orser on said:

      I enjoy Robin Cook s novels even though I do not understand the medical terms, I can get the picture as he explains the circumstance The Laurie and Jack series is good at the character development unfolds during the series of books Lots of interesting people come in contact with these tow ME s Enjoy.

    8. Margaret Bechtol on said:

      A study in modern day bio terrorism before it was common This book is terrifying and informative One of the things you will know after reading, is how vulnerable we all really are.

    9. Subramanian on said:

      Thrilling tale of vengeance and misguided zealotry The doc s at his narrative best in the second half of the tale Still, not as good as Fever which to me is the best of all his tales.

    10. Diane Large on said:

      A good medical drama Anthrax is a scary thought and Yuri made it in his basement Had a few twists and turns which kept my interest.

    11. Polet Portillo on said:

      Cautivante historia de acci n, espionaje, grupos secretos y una guerra de poder El tema central las guerras futuras, teniendo su primer vector de amenaza como la fuerza de saboteo, control y espionaje en el mundo inform tico Las armas biol gicas y la biom dica es el futuro, tenebroso futuro actualmente llenos de conflictos pol ticos y econ micos que realmente da miedo imaginarlo M s que ficci n es la realidad actual Un tema demasiado interesante, he quedado pensando un largo tiempo luego de leer [...]

    12. Geert Daelemans on said:

      Decent and almost visionary thrillerWhen Yuri Davydov, a former Russian technician from a secret biological weapons plant, escaped to the United States he has high hopes of the American culture and economy But quite soon he discovers that the American Dream turns out to be a real nightmare In America his Russian diploma is not worth the paper it is printed on and the only job he can get is that of a taxi driver Totally disillusioned he decides to return to his native country, but not before he g [...]

    13. Geert Daelemans on said:

      Decent and almost visionary thrillerWhen Yuri Davydov, a former Russian technician from a secret biological weapons plant, escaped to the United States he has high hopes of the American culture and economy But quite soon he discovers that the American Dream turns out to be a real nightmare In America his Russian diploma is not worth the paper it is printed on and the only job he can get is that of a taxi driver Totally disillusioned he decides to return to his native country, but not before he g [...]

    14. Hilary on said:

      Written before the New Jersey Post Office anthrax scare, Cook points out in this novel s afterword that it bisn t a matter of if bioterrism will be used as a weapon of mass destruction, but when.Yuri Davydov is a disenfranchised Russian immigrant Trapped in a loveless marriage which he entered only to secure citizenship and loathing his dead end job as a New York City taxi driver, Yuri is tapped by a Neo Nazi skinhead organization to strike back at the country he feels betrayed him, by creating [...]

    15. Maisie Manuel on said:

      The unimaginable becomes a horrifying reality in Dr.Robin Cook s thriller, Vector Medical examiner s Dr.Jack Stapleton and Dr.Laurie Montgomery are both presented with two very peculiar cases When Dr.Stapleton diagnoses his patient as a rare case of anthrax, an infectious and usually fatal disease, and Dr.Montgomery examines the remains of a tortured member of a neofascist skinhead militia, the two are completely unaware of the fact that the cases are related All the while, an angry Russian imma [...]

    16. J.S. on said:

      Yuri Davydov is a disillusioned cab driver in NYC with unused skills in biotechnology He s decided that the American Dream is all a bad joke and he d rather return to Russia and take his chances there He teams up with some white supremacists to unleash bioweapons anthrax and botulism upon the Zionist citizens of New York City Dr Jack Stapleton is a medical examiner with a sad past who stumbles upon some unusual cases and becomes wrapped up in trying to prevent the impending disaster.I enjoyed th [...]

    17. Elena Atluri on said:

      This book was certainly interesting I liked the characters, especially Jack and Lou The plot was mostly realistic and provided a great backstory and background for the events to unfold That s where the good ended When books don t follow the general fiction story arc, I tend to not like the them There is a problem that needs to be solved in this book, and Jack is solving it but he doesn t know that he is That ticks me off slightly Also, Jack is not needed to make the plot go round The problem sol [...]

    18. Jim C on said:

      Another case for Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery This is part of a series but each book can be stand alone novels This one concerns a Russian immigrant who came here for the American dream but has failed to capture it He has become disillusioned and now he is planning a biochemical terrorist attack before he returns home.This book was written before 9 11 but it is eerie how this book reminded me of that horrific day Maybe because of the setting of New York and any terrorist attack in that c [...]

    19. Henri Moreaux on said:

      Written in 1999 before the American Anthrax scares the novel is prophetic about the dangers of biological terrorism not being a matter of if, but when.Drs Stapleton Montgomery return in this book the fourth in the series This episode we have an ex Biopreparat technician or in Russian, their biological weapons research production facility who is disgruntled with American and after meeting up with some Right wing nutjobs decides to stage a terrorist attack.Unlike the last book which was unrealisti [...]

    20. Jessie on said:

      3 1 2 STARS This book was fun the Chromosome 6 I think that I need a break from airborne hazards like anthrax, since I couldn t sleep at night thinking about it The premise making a bio hazard to get revenge stop here for spoilers Our medical examiner, Jack Stapleton, once again finds the problem just in time to save the world The only twist is that he didn t do it in time, but the crazy Russian substituted flour for the anthrax his buddies would use He was going to dispense the real anthrax in [...]

    21. Miss Jane on said:

      Formulaic, but eerily prescient Robin Cook s books are all pretty much the same, but I enjoyed this one anyway Drs Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery are back, this time saving NYC from terrorists with anthrax Vector was published in 1999, and it s a bit creepy to read it after the real anthrax scare The glossary in the back contains entries for WMB and bioterrorism Would we even need a glossary for this book today Bumped up from two to three stars because the ending amused me so much I can t [...]

    22. Deanna on said:

      I ve been reading Robin Cook since the late 1980s he s one of the reasons I ve long been interested in the medical sciences.I don t know what was so off putting about this the heavy handed stereotyping of a Russian emigre as a vodka swilling anti Capitalist The false portrayal of neo Nazis as far right wing politicos The pearl clutching references to gun control The ridiculousness of an otherwise level headed, responsible coroner being whisked into a marriage proposal after mere weeks of dating [...]

    23. Ed on said:

      I finished this Audio Book while driving from Ames to St Joseph Mo to Dallas TX on Thursday the 14th of March 2008 I bought it at Houseworks in Iowa City for 1.50 half price used, and I gave it to Tracey to take back to Claremont and listen Turned out to be a page turner, or a tape turner in my case I was impressed that even though it had quit a few characters it was pretty easy to keep them all straight It deals with a scenario that could really happen, and would be world changing, and gets you [...]

    24. Serge Smagarinsky on said:

      All in all a worthwhile read and expertly researched.Explored bioterrorism from many angles and theorises a potentially plausible scenario, with a scary essay included as an author s note at the end explaining the reality of this worldwide threat.Certain elements of the plot were well constructed but the writing also suffered issues around dialogue being too formal and too much detail in themes the author was interested in exploring but not central to the story eg back story of the far right cha [...]

    25. Katie George on said:

      Although the writing is not phenomenal, the story is captivating Presented in a manner that makes the crazy plot seem plausible, it really makes you think about the threat of bio weapons like anthrax, and how by using them, it would only take a handful of extremists to cause unbelievably wide scale problems It is crazy that the novel was written in 1999, before 9 11 and the anthrax scares that came later because it is so reminiscent of both events Definitely a quick, intriguing read, especially [...]

    26. Jim on said:

      Robin Cook is a writer for me who always delivers the goods The pace is hectic, the terror of someone releasing a biotoxin like anthrax in a large population centre like New York is realistic There are some interesting characters like Davydov the disillusioned Russian immigrant who knows how to make bioweapons, he teams up with an Aryan terrorist group, despite having a black wife The wife becomes one of the first victims of his home grown anthrax I haven t read anyone on a par with Robin Cook i [...]

    27. Ken Wyne on said:

      I just recently got turned onto this author and have only read two of his books, Vector and Chromosome 6 They are medical thriller mystery type stories Kind of worse case scenario stories with medical twists, such as in Vector, where a Russian immigrant becomes despondant with America and plans the release of bioterror, by way of Anthrax and others in New York This author does a great job of keeping you interested in the story, with peaks and valleys in his plot building He does a great job of d [...]

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