4.0 out of 5 stars
Cook Has a New Fan With 'Toxin", June 18 2000
Wow! 'Toxin' was the first medical thriller I had ever read, and I am happy to say that it won't be my last. Robin Cook has not only turned me into a fan with this book, but also into a vegetarian!
I was handed this book by my friend (who also happens to be a vet) during vacation. I had finished it after three days - it was THAT riveting and impossible to put down. Cook really delves into the truths about meat processing in the US, and what can go wrong.
After the E-coli breakout in my home town of Atlanta a couple years ago (during which several children died), this story really kicked me in the pants. Cook draws the reader in, and never lets up until all the secrets are out.
If you enjoy the medical field and thrillers, then I would highly suggest this book. Although the ending is a little strange, it was still believable, and did not change my opinion of the story or the author.