Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (10)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I haven't read a Robin Cook book in awhile because they were the series that involved Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery and I had gotten behind in my reading of the series.  But this looks like a stand alone and I have really missed reading his books.

Death Benefit by Robin Cook
Publish Date: 12/27/2011
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, launches an investigation into 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, 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?

So what are you waiting on this week?


Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

That's not normally the type of book I read, but it looks like a great read! Nice pick :)

Here's my WoW!

Lindsay Cummings author said...

never heard of this one! thanks for sharing!

stop by my wow?!

Lia Lexis said...

Looks interesting! I used to love Robin Cook, but I never could get into the Jack and Laurie series, so I kind of gave him up. This is for sure going on my TBR list!

Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

Anna said...

Hmmm I haven't heard of this one! Sounds kind of creepy haha! Great pick!

Anna @ Literary Exploration

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