Death Benefit : A Novel
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. But when tragedy strikes in the lab, Pia, with the help of classmate George Wilson, launches an investigation into the unforeseen calamity in the hospital s supposedly secure biosafety lab. Meanwhile, two ex-Wall Street whiz-kids think they ve found another loadstone in the nation s multi-trillion dollar life insurance industry, and 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?"
- Paperback | 530 pages
- 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.33g
- 07 Aug 2012
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- Penguin USA
- New York, NY, United States
"Master of the medical thriller." - The New York Times
"Master of the medical thriller." The New York Times"
About Robin Cook
Robin Cook, M.D., is the author of more than thirty books and is credited with popularizing the medical thriller with his groundbreaking and wildly successful 1977 novel, Coma. He divides his time among Florida, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Cook s most recent bestselling novels includeCell, Death Benefit, andCure."