Picks and Pans Review: Outbreak

updated 12/28/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/28/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Robin Cook

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.

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