Reviews of Abduction (2000)
Review by tollbaby (2006-06-23)
As a fan of Robin Cook's medical thrillers, I wasn't sure I would be able to get into his first sci-fi effort. I was hooked from the very beginning! All the gripping terror and chilling suspense he brings to his hospital horrors are present in this whirlwind encounter with a lost civilization.
The characters are believable, the descriptions fascinating, and the premise Cook has concocted is absolutely extraordinary. I especially enjoyed the explanations of "birth" and "death" in the lost world, finding similarities to Walden Two and at least a few R.A. Heinlein novels.
While entirely unlike anything else Robin Cook has written, The Abduction is definitely worth your time, and I happily recommend it.