Picks and Pans Review: Outbreak
updated 12/28/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 12/28/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST
In an uncertain universe, there is something reassuring about Cook: He turns out a novel almost every year, it's always about someone trying to unscramble a medical mystery, and it's always abysmal. Be thankful for that small virtue of consistency. These novels are not so much a series as an epidemic.