Death Benefit by Robin CookDeath Benefit by Robin Cook

Death Benefit

byRobin Cook

Hardcover | August 23, 2013

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ROBIN COOK--New York Times-best selling author and master of the medical thriller--returns with another crackling tale of unchecked greed, medical malfeasance, adn starling science.

PIA GRAZDANI is an exceptional yet aloof medical student working closely with Columbia University Medical Center's premier scientist on cutting-edge research that could revolutionize health care by creating replacement organs for critically ill patients. Thorough her work with the brilliant molecular geneticist Dr. Tobias Rothman, Pia knows she will be given the chance to fulfill her ambition to participate in medical discoveries that can help millions while bringing her a measure of personal peace that might once and for all push aside memories of her difficult and abusive childhood.

But when tragedy strikes in the lab, Pia, with the help of infatuated classmate George Wilson, must investigate the unforeseen calamity in the hospital's supposedly secure biosafety lab.

Meanwhile, two ex-Wall Street whiz kids think they have found another loadstone in the nation's multi-trillion dollar life insurance industry. They race to find ways to control actuarial data and securitize the policies of the aged and infirm to make another killing.

As Pia and George dig deeper into the events at the lab one question remains unanswered: is someone attempting to manipulate private insurance information to allow investors to benefit from the deaths of others?

Dr. Robin Cook is the author of thirty previous books and is credited with popularizing the medical thriller with his wildly successful first novel, Coma. He divides his time between Florida and New Hampshire. His most recent bestsellers are Cure, Intervention, and Foreign Body.
Title:Death BenefitFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.3 × 6.4 × 1.4 inPublished:August 23, 2013Publisher:PutnamLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399157468

ISBN - 13:9780399157462


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

Editorial Reviews

"...a fascinating tale that never slows down." — Library Journal

"Cook provides an interesting study of the strange bedfellows the biotech business and the mob might make..." — Publishers Weekly