Robin Cook

Cook’s latest thriller is one of his best

Robin Cook's <i>Nano</i>. Photo: AP

Ever since his debut as a medical thriller writer more than 30 years ago, Robin Cook, MD, has used everything from organ transplants to alien viruses as the subject of his novels. In his latest, Nano, he tackles nanotechnology.

Tuesday, 4 December, 2012, 3:39pm


by Robin Cook Pan Macmillan, HK$105

9 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Cook's special

As a general rule, if a production needs the author's name before the title, it is because the author's name is the most important and interesting thing about it. Anyone who sat through that disastrous version of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina a couple of weeks ago will surely agree.

23 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Labour's hot potato

When British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook arrives in Hong Kong today for talks on everything from the May elections to financial crises, his demeanour may indicate that someone is missing - Prime Minister Tony Blair personally vetoed him bringing along his mistress Mrs Gaynor Regan.

20 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Britain to attend swearing-in

Britain will send two senior diplomats to the swearing-in of the provisional legislature, watering down its boycott of the controversial ceremony.

Joint Liaison Group head Hugh Davies and future consul-general Francis Cornish will represent London at the inauguration of the post-handover body opposed by the British Government.

26 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Redhead Robin fires disrespectful rocket

Perhaps Ronald Arculli was being a little unfair on Robin Cook.

If the shadow foreign secretary hadn't been sitting there in person, he said, he might have been fooled into thinking it was Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind instead.

You had the distinct feeling he wasn't talking about their Scottish accents.

2 May 1996 - 12:00am

Series out

READER'S Digest launched its celebrated Condensed Books series in Taiwan this week. The first volume in Chinese text consists of almost 500 pages and includes work from well-known novelists Wilbur Wright, R. D. Lawrence, Robin Cook and Mary Higgins Clark.

7 Jul 1993 - 12:00am