Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery series

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Crisis (novel))
Jump to: navigation, search
Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery series
Contagion Cover.jpg
Cover to the 1995 novel Contagion
Chromosome 6
Foreign Body
Death Benefit
Author Robin Cook
Country United States
Language English
Genre Medical thriller
Publisher Putnam Adult
Published 1992 - current
Media type Print (Hardback, Paperback), E-book, audiobook

The Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery series is an ongoing series of New York Times Bestselling medical thrillers by Robin Cook that follows pathologist Jack Stapleton and his co-worker (and later wife) Laurie Montgomery as they attempt to solve the various mysteries that come across their path.[1]


The series follows Jack Stapleton, a medical examiner and pathologist who spends most of his free time focusing on various medical cases in order to avoid having to think about the deaths of his wife and children. He teams up with his co-worker and fellow pathologist Laurie Montgomery in order to solve various crimes, with the two eventually falling in love and marrying. Laurie was earlier in a relationship with Lou Soldano, a police officer and Jack and Laurie's mutual friend.


  1. Blindsight (1992)
  2. Contagion (1995)
  3. Chromosome 6 (1997)
  4. Vector (1999)
  5. Marker (2005)
  6. Crisis (2006)[2]
  7. Critical (2008)
  8. Foreign Body (2009)
  9. Intervention (2009)[3]
  10. Cure (2010)
  11. Death Benefit (2012)


Critical reception for the series as a whole has been mixed to positive,[4][5] with later novels receiving mixed reviews from critics.[6][7] Sales for the series have been good, with several of the novels placing on The New York Times Best Seller lists.

Television series[edit]

In 1999 Cook announced that he was in talks with Jerry Bruckheimer to create a television series centered on the novels.[8] No further information has been given about a potential series adaptation since that time.


  1. ^ "Paperback Best Sellers: February 28, 1988". NY Times. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Review: Crisis". AudioFile. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Avoiding excessive sensationalism". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fiction review: Crisis". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Books: Situation's 'Critical' in medical thriller". Record Online. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Deegan, Carol (August 13, 2006). "Cook's Latest Thriller Isn't So Thrilling". Beaufort Gazette. AP. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Tsunaka, Waka (April 19, 1997). "Cook is Smokin'". Reading Eagle. Retrieved September 15, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Inside Track; Cook pipes up for Hub fountain". Boston Herald. Mar 19, 1999. Retrieved 24 February 2013.