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Death Benefit

by Robin Cook

Thorndike Press | January 4, 2012 | Hardcover

Death Benefit is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
A New York Times Bestselling Author -- Is it possible to manipulate private life insurance information to allow investors to benefit from the deaths of others? Two Wall Street whiz-kids turn their focus on the multi-trillion dollar life insurance industry. By securitizing policies of the old and infirm, they hope to make a killing. Meanwhile, two exceptional medical residents work with a premier scientist on cutting-edge research that could revolutionize health care. When their mentor dies suddenly, they quietly investigate. And as they dig deeper, it becomes clear that his death was not from natural causes.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 8.4 × 5.9 × 1.3 in

Published: January 4, 2012

Publisher: Thorndike Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1410444945

ISBN - 13: 9781410444943

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from good read Overall this is a very good read. I just found part 1 to be a bit slow but once i got into part 2 the book flew by, If not for part 1 I would say its a must read
Date published: 2013-02-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The first half of the book was fascinating but... The first half of the book was very interesting and fascinating then it went blah. I completely lost interest half way through the book so I skipped to the ending. The book was an interesting look at what conflicts biotech can cause with life insurance and Wall Street (greed, evil greed).
Date published: 2012-01-20

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Death Benefit

by Robin Cook

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 8.4 × 5.9 × 1.3 in

Published: January 4, 2012

Publisher: Thorndike Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1410444945

ISBN - 13: 9781410444943

From the Publisher

A New York Times Bestselling Author -- Is it possible to manipulate private life insurance information to allow investors to benefit from the deaths of others? Two Wall Street whiz-kids turn their focus on the multi-trillion dollar life insurance industry. By securitizing policies of the old and infirm, they hope to make a killing. Meanwhile, two exceptional medical residents work with a premier scientist on cutting-edge research that could revolutionize health care. When their mentor dies suddenly, they quietly investigate. And as they dig deeper, it becomes clear that his death was not from natural causes.

About the Author

Robin (Robert William Arthur) Cook, the master of the medical thriller novel, was born to Edgar Lee Cook, a commercial artist and businessman, and Audrey (Koons) Cook on May 4, 1940, in New York City. Cook spent his childhood in Leonia, New Jersey, and decided to become a doctor after seeing a football injury at his high school. He earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1962, his M.D. from Columbia University in 1966, and completed postgraduate training at Harvard before joining the U.S. Navy. Cook began his first novel, The Year of the Intern, while serving on a submarine, basing it on his experiences as a surgical resident. In 1979, Cook wed Barbara Ellen Mougin, on whom the character Denise Sanger in Brain is based. When Year of the Intern did not do particularly well, Cook began an extensive study of other books in the genre to see what made a bestseller. He decided to focus on suspenseful medical mysteries, mixing intricately plotted murder and intrigue with medical technology, as a way to bring controversial ethical and social issues affecting the medical profession to the attention of the general public. His subjects include organ transplants, genetic engineering, experimentation with fetal tissue, cancer research and treatment, and deadly viruses. Cook put this format to work very successfully in his next books, Coma and Sphinx, which not only became bestsellers, but were eventually adapted for film. Three others, Terminal, Mortal Fear, and Virus, and Cook's first
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