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Blindsight (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery #1)

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  3,340 ratings  ·  91 reviews
Robin Cook is back--with a shocking story of medical conspiracy. Today, organ transplants are common miracles of science. But if the supply cannot meet the demand, how far will people go to find donors? Dr. Laurie Montgomery, a forensic pathologist, learns the terrifying answer when she investigates a series of fatal "overdose" of young professionals. Some crimes are beyon ...more
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Published February 1st 1993 by Berkley Books (first published January 1st 1992)
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Ricardo Mendes

Depois de ter visto a mini-série baseada no livro Coma de Robin Cook e produzida pelos irmãos Scott, que desde já a visualização é expressamente obrigatória aos fãs de Cook, ficou claro como água que tinha de ler alguma obra deste autor.

Esta leitura foi iniciada com altas expectativas que não foram totalmente desfraldadas mas não conseguiu surpreender da forma esperada, talvez pelo enredo simples e quase previsível Cocaína não se impôs na minha lista de thrillers preferidos.

Contudo recomendo vi
Brett Tompkins
I bought this book new when it was on clearance and it has been sitting on my bookshelf for 18 years or so. I don't know why I put it off so long; I think I forgot how much I like Robin Cook's books. So, I finally decided to try and get some of the older books off the bookshelf, and started with this one. This book was fantastic! It combined a pathologist, opthamologist, police detective, and some organized crime thugs into a very interesting and page turning story.

I entered the military only a
I read this book to fulfill the medical condition category of a reading challenge and wish that I had not wasted my time. One of the most frustrating things about this book for me was that it was recommended to me by a librarian. I visited the public library in my new home town for the first time and decided to ask for a recommendation. I was a little skeptical when I picked up the book, but I thought that I should be open minded. Turns out that it is possible to be so open minded that your brai ...more
Another one that would be 3 on a 10-point scale. I don't understand how Cook is a best-selling author. I also don't believe he's ever actually heard people interact. The basic plot for this is okay, if predictable. However, the dialogue and characters are horrible. There are vast pages of fanfic out here on the net that are easily superior to this novel in terms of pacing, dialogue, and character. I think it's a distinct possibility that Cook is a misanthrope. Or he knows really crappy people an ...more
Andreia Silva
Drª Laurie Montgomery é uma médica patologista de Nova Iorque que se depara com casos excessivos de mortes por overdose de cocaína. Com a ajuda do detetive Lou Soldano entra numa rede de ligações obscuras, de gente perigosa e de mistérios à parte da justiça.

Normalmente, livros policiais com gangsters e máfias à mistura não fazem muito o meu género, mas este tem o diferencial de ter pelo meio a medicina e a atuação da cocaína no organismo o que tornou a leitura muito mais agradável para mim (ness
The book started off well but turned out to be quite predictable in the end and moreover the quarrels between the lead characters were so repetitive and juvenile that it became irritating towards the end!
Carol Waters
This set of medical people don't have federal confidentiality standards? And cocaine makes you want to crawl into a refrigerator to cool off? Hmm, after 30 years as an addictions counselor that's a new one on me. Oh, and it took the forensic specialist 300 pages to learn a (spoiler) clue that she should have gotten by the second dead body...... Too much formula, not enough suspense. Every stereotype in the book in this book.

The most interesting thing about this book is that there are at least t
Pretty good. This is definitely for fans of medical thrillers and mysteries. This story chronicles the detective work of Laurie, a medical examiner in New York, as she struggles to figure out the reasons behind the growing number of overdose cases with the same profile. Yet no one believes her that something is wrong: her boss tells her to shut up and look the other way as he tries to cover up the OD symptoms for public appearance reasons; her police ally refuses to care about spoiled rich young ...more
Thomas Hart
i really enjoyed this book. it is the only robin cook book i have read as of right now. is this is similar to his others writings, i'll be sure to read more of his work in the future.
this book gave me an insight to the mafia that i didn't have prior to reading it.
i thought it was brilliant the way everything was tied together throughout the entire book. the only thing that threw me off was all the medical jargon and terms that i didn't understand. it wasn't really all that big of deal, but ther
A unique mix of romance, corpses, limousines, and mafia. Blindsight by Robin Cook. The main character Dr. Laurie Montgomery is a forensic pathologist fairly new to New York’s medical examiner’s office. Nevertheless she has become quite familiar with drug overdoses during her stint. However, when three victims of drug overdoses come through the medical examiner’s office in a matter of days, a red flag is raised because these aren’t the typical victims of overdoses, but rather wealthy and successf ...more
This book was about Dr. Laurie Montgomery, an ME of the city of New York. She finds that a lot of people are dying from overdoses of cocain. She doesn't know why so many are dying because of this because they were not drug uses. She knows about organ transplants and the supply is small because of the demand. She is shock as to what people will do. It is a good mystery.
Una novela negra con un enfoque forense que resulta inusual y entretenido, pero no mucho más. La complejidad del argumento no merece más de un 5 sobre 10, pues aunque resulta refrescante, su simpleza permite prever el desenlace desde antes de la mitad del libro. Por ello resultaría demasiado extensa si no fuera por las escenas de acción típicas de la mafia neoyorquina que aderezan una investigación lenta y oscilante llevada a cabo por unos personajes principales sosos y estereotipados.

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Het eerste deel van deze serie. Jack komt nog niet in het verhaal voor, maar Laurie is een sympathieke hoofdpersoon. Het boek is zo’n twintig jaar geleden geschreven, dat merk je aan sommige dingen (roken in de wachtkamer van het ziekenhuis), maar het verhaal is nog steeds goed.
Gelijk verder in deel 2…
The reason why you (maybe I) pick books off such shelves is to get that feeling of being in a rush, being caught in an anxiety-gripped stampede of emotions. This book didn't get to it until the last 100 pages, by when it was too late, and too predictable, and hence not too potent.

I will give the rest of the series a pause, if not a pass; will continue if, maybe, I live past 70, bound by incapacity to a chair by a window in a foster home. Maybe it is a pass.
Rohit Jaini
A medical masterpiece from Mr. Cook. One of the best thrillers read in the recent times. The author has cleverly taken two far from being related tales and juxtaposed them just the perfect way! A drug overdose trail and gangland style assassinations clogging the Medical examiner's office with either protagonist having their theories on one each. It's only at the end do we see how these two incomparable string of murders are so implausibly connected. For this the author should be grandly applaud ...more
This was a great book. I really enjoyed the introduction of Dr. Laurie Montgomery and Detective Lou Soldano. It had a believable premis and was exciting and kept me guessing.
Teresa Widdowson
I enjoy Robin Cook's books mainly because of the subject matter and they are always quick reads. But I find his writing style clunky. I'll still continue reading him though.
Benton Mcpeak
It's been years since I read a Robin Cook story. Not much has changed but I did enjoy a story that was easy to read, interesting, and with a plot that was not difficult to follow. I will read the rest of the series.
Elizabeth Lehto
Interesting book. The plot was a little slow in places, and the action at the end I felt could have been giving more pages to even out some of the slower points in the book. I've read some of his more recent work, so it was fun to go back to where Laurie Montgomery is introduced and get more of her background story. However, knowing what happens to her in later books made some of the sections about her personal life read really slowly. I do wish the epilogue had been longer and had explained a b ...more
Chandana Kuruganty
I loved the book!
God ,its an amaaazing thriller ! Laurie montgomery !i so hope you fall in love with Lou :)
Lana Gerber
Read over half way through but didn't finish--just too much repetition of identical scenarios. Became bored.
Rivetting as usual! Once picked, cannot put it down.
Hmmmmm ok, this is better than the last two: Chromosome and Coma.
Slow. Unengaging. Didn't connect to characters other than somewhat to main character.
Robin Cook writes a good novel from the perspective of two of my favorite types: the homicide detective and the medical examiner. Both are ethical and moral characters competing against opposite types. They are dogged and intelligent, which is why the one missing piece of the puzzle that doesn't get discovered until the end is a let-down. It doesn't make sense that supposedly competent professionals would forget to check a very important piece of information, over and over again throughout the a ...more
Just finished reading the third book by Robin Cook.Before reading this book,I had read the seventh book of this (Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery) series. So am curious to read the first part of this series,about How Laurie met Jack , something like that.

I like how Laurie and Lou Soldano interact with each other through out the story.I couldn't put the book, was wanting to know who was responsible behind these horrible crimes.Like the ending.:)

Am slowly becoming a fan of medical thrillers/su
Toni Stastny
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Joana Gomes
Já li este livro há muito tempo e lembro-me de ter sido num ápice!! Prendeu-me do início ao fim, que achei surpreendente!
Barbara Huskey
Ultimately I enjoyed reading this book. It kept me interested and quickly turning pages, even though I figured out the mystery aspect very early on, so it was rather predictable. I hope that the series gets better as the author gets more experienced. I've read some of his other books that were really good. This one was decent, but not great. I think a 2.5 stars would be more reflective of my opinion.
Rena Searles
Good page-turner! The heroine is a forensic pathologist who works for the medical examiner's office in Manhatten. Her honesty and integrity lead her into a lot of trouble at work and the termination of her employment because she makes the connections while all around her are blind to them. Her character seems a bit naïve and not street-wise for New York, but it was a fun read anyhow.
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Librarian Note: Not to be confused with British novelist Robin Cook a pseudonym of Robert William Arthur Cook.

Dr. Robin Cook (born May 4, 1940 in New York City, New York) is an American doctor / novelist who writes about medicine and topics affecting public health.

He is best known for being the author who combined medical writing with the thriller genre of writing. Several of his books have been b
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Other Books in the Series

Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery (10 books)
  • Contagion (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, #2)
  • Chromosome 6 (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, #3)
  • Vector (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery #4)
  • Marker (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, #5)
  • Crisis (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, #6)
  • Critical (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, #7)
  • Foreign Body (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, #8)
  • Intervention (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, #9)
  • Cure (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, #10)
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