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Petkoff, Robert

Works: 123 works in 471 publications in 1 language and 23,633 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Suspense fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Short stories  Detective and mystery stories  Black humor 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PS3566.A539, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Petkoff
Room a novel by Emma Donoghue( Recording )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and attempts a nail-biting escape
A heartbeat away by Michael Palmer( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preparing to give a State of the Union address when a terrorist group releases a deadly virus into the Capitol building, President James Allaire is forced to enlist the services of a virologist who has been wrongly imprisoned for suspected terrorist intentions
BoneMan's daughters by Ted Dekker( Recording )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serial killer is kidnapping young girls, breaking their bones, and leaving them to die. Ryan Evans is an intelligence officer who is alienated from his own family. When the BoneMan kidnaps Ryan's daughter, Ryan must take on this deranged killer himself to save her
Beat the reaper a novel by Josh Bazell( Recording )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Brown is a young emergency room doctor whose sealed identity in the witness protection program is about to give out! After a heart-thumping morning (including a mugging and a lusty elevator encounter with a hot pharmaceuticals rep), Peter treats a new patient who knows him from his other life. Can he keep the patient alive long enough to beat the reaper?
Political suicide by Michael Palmer( Recording )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Lou Welcome has been supervising Dr. Gary McHugh's recovery from alcoholism. Though McHugh hasn't been taking his AA program seriously, Lou sees progress and the two have become friends. After visiting a patient of his, Congressmen Elias Colston, McHugh is found unconscious in his wrecked car. Colston has been shot dead, and McHugh is the prime suspect, though he insists the congressman was dead when he got there. Lou investigates the murder and uncovers a deadly conspiracy
Oath of office by Michael Palmer( Recording )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Heartbeat Away and The Last Surgeon comes a shocking new novel at the crossroads of politics and medicine. What if a well respected doctor inexplicably goes on a murderous rampage? When Dr. John Meacham goes on a shooting spree the office, his business partner, staff, and two patients are killed in the bloodbath. Then Meacham turns the gun on himself. The blame falls on Dr. Lou Welcome. Welcome worked with Meacham years before as a counselor after John's medical license had been revoked for drug addiction. Lou knew that John was an excellent doctor and deserved to be practicing medicine and fought hard for his license to be restored. After hearing the news of the violent outburst, Lou is in shock like everyone else, but mostly he's incredulous. And when he begins to look into it further, the terrifying evidence he finds takes him down a path to an unspeakable conspiracy that seems to lead directly to the White House and those in the highest positions of power
Resistant by Michael Palmer( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dr. Lou Welcome fills in last minute for his boss at a national conference in Atlanta, he brings along his best friend, Cap Duncan. But an accident turns tragic when Cap injures his leg while running. The open wound is the perfect breeding ground for a deadly microbial invader committed to eating Cap alive from the inside out. Turning to the Centers for Disease Control, Lou uncovers a link to a shadowy group known as One Hundred Neighbors who are using health institutions as hostages
Being mortal [medicine and what matters in the end] by Atul Gawande( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Gawande asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end
The bone tree a novel by Greg Iles( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greg Iles continues the electrifying story begun in his smash New York Times bestseller Natchez Burning in this highly anticipated second installment of an epic trilogy of blood and race, family and justice, featuring Southern lawyer Penn Cage. Former prosecutor Penn Cage and his fiancée, reporter and publisher Caitlin Masters, have barely escaped with their lives after being attacked by wealthy businessman Brody Royal and his Double Eagles, a KKK sect with ties to some of Mississippi's most powerful men. But the real danger has only begun as FBI Special Agent John Kaiser warns Penn that Brody wasn't the true leader of the Double Eagles. The puppeteer who actually controls the terrorist group is a man far more fearsome: the chief of the state police's Criminal Investigations Bureau, Forrest Knox.The only way Penn can save his father, Dr. Tom Cage--who is fleeing a murder charge as well as corrupt cops bent on killing him--is either to make a devil's bargain with Knox or destroy him. While Penn desperately pursues both options, Caitlin uncovers the real story behind a series of unsolved civil rights murders that may hold the key to the Double Eagles' downfall. The trail leads her deep into the past, into the black backwaters of the Mississippi River, to a secret killing ground used by slave owners and the Klan for over two hundred years...a place of terrifying evil known only as "the bone tree." The Bone Tree is an explosive, action-packed thriller full of twisting intrigue and deadly secrets, a tale that explores the conflicts and casualties that result when the darkest truths of American history come to light. It puts us inside the skin of a noble man who has always fought for justice--now finally pushed beyond his limits. Just how far will Penn Cage, the hero we thought we knew, go to protect those he loves?
The pale king by David Foster Wallace( Recording )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The character David Foster Wallace is introduced to the banal world of the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, and the host of strange people who work there, in a novel that was unfinished at the time of the author's death
Deadly heat by Richard Castle( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to find justice for her mother, top NYPD homicide detective Nikki Heat continues to pursue the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered her execution over a decade ago. For the hunt, Nikki teams once again with her romantic partner, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Jameson Rook, and their quest for the old spy and the motive behind the past murder unearths an alarming terror plot, which is anything but ancient history. It is lethal. It is now. And it has already entered its countdown phase. Complicating Heat's mission to bring the rogue spy to justice and thwart the looming terror event, a serial killer begins menacing the Twentieth Precinct, and her homicide squad is under pressure to stop him, and soon. Known for his chilling stealth, the diabolical murderer not only singles out Nikki as the exclusive recipient of his taunting messages, he names her as his next victim
Westward the tide by Louis L'Amour( Recording )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promised a boat-load of gold and a chance to woo the girl of his dreams, gritty Matt Bardoul accepts a job to take a wagon full of goods out west. However, when the journey sours and someone tries to gun him down, Matt realizes that he may have been set up
Raging heat by Richard Castle( Recording )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illegal immigrant falls from the sky and NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat's investigation into his death quickly captures the imagination of her boyfriend, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jameson Rook. When he decides to work the case with Heat as his next big story, Nikki is at first happy to have him ride along. Yes, she must endure Rook's usual wild conspiracy speculations and adolescent wisecracks, but after reuniting following his recent assignment abroad, she's glad for the entertainment, the chance to bounce ideas around, and just to be close to him again and feel the old spark rekindle. But when Rook's inquiry concludes that Detective Heat has arrested the wrong man for the murder, everything changes. Balancing her high stakes job with a complicated romance has been a challenge ever since Nikki fell for the famous reporter. Now, her relationship lurches from mere complexity into sharp conflict over the most high-risk case of her career. Set against the raging force of Hurricane Sandy as it pounds New York, Heat battles an ambitious powerbroker, fights a platoon of urban mercenaries, and clashes with the man she loves. Detective Heat knows her job is to solve murders. She just worries that solving this one will be the death of her relationship
So cold the river by Michael Koryta( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It started with a beautiful woman and a challenge. As a gift for her husband, Alyssa Bradford approaches Eric Shaw to make a documentary about her father-in-law, Campbell Bradford, a 95-year-old billionaire whose past is wrapped in mystery. Eric grabs the job even though there are few clues to the man's past -- just the name of his hometown and an antique water bottle he's kept his entire life
Storm front [a Derrick Storm thriller] by Richard Castle( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When, throughout the world, high-level bankers are being tortured and murdered by his old nemesis Gregor Derrick, Derrick Storm is called in by the CIA to figure out who Volkov is working for and why, and, with the help of a beautiful and mysterious foreign agent, uncovers a plot that could destroy the global economy
Astray by Emma Donoghue( Recording )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They are gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross other borders too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress. With rich historical detail, the celebrated author of Room takes us from puritan Massachusetts to revolutionary New Jersey, antebellum Louisiana to the Toronto highway, lighting up four centuries of wanderings that have profound echoes in the present
Lincoln [a photobiography] by Russell Freedman( Recording )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text trace the life of the Civil War President
Wild thing a novel by Josh Bazell( Recording )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's hard to find work as a doctor when using your real name will get you killed. So hard that when a reclusive billionaire offers Dr. Peter Brown, aka Pietro Brnwa, a job accompanying a sexy but self-destructive paleontologist on the world's worst field assignment, Brown has no real choice but to say yes
The prophet by Michael Koryta( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers in a small Midwestern town: one the high school's beloved football coach on the verge of a state championship, one scraping by as a bail bondsman. Their sister was abducted and murdered when they were teenagers, and they've been divided since that day. Now a new killing with ties to each of them has forced a painful and adversarial reunion
The ridge by Michael Koryta( Recording )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A local Kentucky reporter must convince people that an age-old local legend has come to life after he receives a suicide note from the builder of a homemade lighthouse in the middle of the woods
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Room a novel
Alternative Names
Robert Petkoff American musical theater actor

English (138)

A heartbeat awayBoneMan's daughtersBeat the reaper a novelOath of officeThe pale kingWestward the tideSo cold the riverLincoln [a photobiography]The ridge