Intervention : Jack Stapleton

  • by Robin Cook
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • Series: Jack Stapleton
  • 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Robin Cook returns with another ripped-from-the-headlines medical thriller, where DNA science, biotechnology, and religion collide.It's been more than thirty years since New York City medical examiner Jack Stapleton's college graduation and almost as long since he'd been in touch with former classmates Shawn Doherty and Kevin Murray. Once a highly regarded ophthalmologist, Jack's career took a dramatic turn after a tragic accident that destroyed his family. But that, too, is very much in the past: Jack has remarried - to longtime colleague and fellow medical examiner Laurie Montgomery - and is the father of a young child. But his renegade, activist personality can't rest, and after performing a postmortem on a young college student who had recently been treated by a chiropractor, Jack decides to explore alternative medicine. What makes some people step outside the medical establishment to seek care from practitioners of Eastern philosophies and even faith healers?Jack's classmate Shawn Doherty is now a renowned archeologist and biblical scholar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, whose taste for good wine and generally deteriorating health are taking a toll on his career. He has recently obtained permission for a final dig beneath Saint Peter's, and despite his long-standing grudge against the Catholic Church, begins his research - which eventually takes him to Jerusalem and Venice - only to make a startling discovery with ecclesiastical and medical implications. And when Kevin Murray, now Bishop of the Archdiocese of New York, gets wind of Shawn's findings, he's desperate to keep them from the public. Kevin has strong political ambitions within the Church, but his association with Shawn threatens to undermine them. Kevin turns to his old friend Jack to help protect an explosive secret - one with the power to change lives forever.


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A waste of talent-where is Robin Cook?

It was a dark and stormy night...In the Sistine chapel Dan Brown has kidnapped Robin Cook, a bomb at his feet is lettered with INTERVENTION..meanwhile black robed monks are fighting to get into the chapel with chiropracters disguised as priests they all have cigarettes to light the fuse....meanwhile the Pope is sitting with Colonel Mustard, Professor Plum and find Ms scarlet is really a Palestinian faith healer..meanwhile in Cairo the shopkeeper has been stabbed numerous times by persons unknown because he started the whole mess..meanwhile DNA is found all over New York...meanwhile...was that Tom Hanks? be continued....
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- Jeanette


By far the worst Robin Cook book I have read. I kept waiting for the storylines to somehow connect but they never really do. Also, the ending made no sense at all. None of the issues were resolved. A wasted Credit!
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-11-2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio