Hitting theaters this week is the trailer for A&E’s two-night movie Coma, based on the Robin Cook’s first novel, which launched the medical thriller genre. Cook, a medical doctor, says he chose the thriller as a way to educate readers about various public policy issues.

The series, which begins on Labor Day, stars James Woods, Geena Davis, Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Burstyn, Lauren Ambrose and Stephen Pasquale.

Official Site: AETV.com/coma/

The book, still in print in a 25th anniversary edition, was made into a film in 1978, directed by Michael Crichton, starring Michael Douglas and Geneviève Bujold.

Robin Cook
Retail Price: $7.99
Mass Market Paperback: 381 pages
Publisher: Penguin/Signet – (2002-11-05)
ISBN / EAN: 0451207394 / 9780451207395

Cook’s next novel, his 29th, is coming in January.

Robin Cook
Retail Price: $26.95
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Penguin/Putnam – (2013-01-08)
ISBN / EAN: 0399160825 / 9780399160820

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