After a tumultuous year in which her mentor is murdered and her estranged father comes back into her life, Pia Grazdani, the embattled medical student from Death Benefit, decides to take a year off from her medical studies and escape New York City. Intrigued by the promise of the burgeoning field of medical technology and the chance to clear her head, Pia takes a job at Nano, LLC, a lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology insititute in the picturesque foothills of the Rockies. Nano, LLC is ahead of the curve in the competitive world of molecular manufacturing, including the construction of microbivores, tiny nano-robots with the ability to gobble up viruses and bacteria.
But the corporate campus is a place of secrets. She's warned by her boss not to investigate the other work being done at the gigantic facility, nor to ask questions about the source of the seemingly endless capital that funds the institute's research. And when Pia encounters a fellow employee on a corporate jogging path, suffering the effects of a seizure, she soon realizes she may have literally stumbled upon Nano LLC's human guinea pigs. Is the tech giant on the cusp of one of the biggest medical discoveries of the 21st century - a treatment option for millions - or have they already sold out to the highest bidder?
©2012 Robin Cook (P)2012 Penguin Audio
A female narrator for a story with a strong female protagonist.
No! Not even Robin Cook books.
He wasn't female. For me, a female narrator works better for a strong female lead.
As Robin Cook's editor I'd say: This story is too much like Coma. The first half is very good. The second half is pretty much "Are the bad guys going to get her?" "Like Alien!"
I did not like his voice at all, and he seemed to rush through the reading. Maybe he was as bored with it as I was!
I could not recommend this book to anyone. The story was weak, the characters unappealing, and the ending - wasn't! I slogged all the way through this and then found the author chose not to bring the story to a close.
I keep thinking I will give Robin Cook's novels another chance because I enjoy medical thrillers and he is so well known. But this is the last one. Not worth the money.
The New, New World of Science Engineering Meets Reality in 2013
Enjoyed the creative visuals including the descriptions of Colorado.
Maybe but I would be wary. I tried to like this book. I listen to app. 15 books a month and this would not make the top 100.
I expected a better book given the reviews.
an ending that was a bit more satisfying. Only excitement was in later few chapters
Should have expanded the lead in to the ending.
The longer the book goes on, the more implausible the storyline becomes. The characters and their motivations just don't make sense. We're ultimatly expected to believe that the heartless CEO is so overcome by lust for the young scientist that it interferes with his business decisions.
The ending is abrupt and unsatisfying. It appears to be an opening for a sequel.
the narration...the story..the beginning was so boring...
he just isn't easy to listen to
I only got into about 4 chapters..not worth it..was a struggle to listen that far
It is all good
this was a great sequel to Death Benefit, taking Pia Grazdani to a new level of her hair brained and very dangerous investigations.
I have to second all reviews so far. If there is not a free part 2 to this, I'll never buy, or read another Robin Cook novel. He cheated readers out of any conclusion-an English teacher would give this work an F.
The book just ends, everything is hanging. George is wandering around London, her father leaves the house where he thinks she is being kept-to find nothing, and the bad guy gets on his plane to go home thinking all is well. I could have just stopped anywhere in the book, and gotten just as much out of it.
George Guidall is an excellent narrator, up to this point I might have tried anything he was narrating. I have no problem with the performance.
I wouldn't have cut anything, I would have finished the book. Next time I will definitely read the reviews before spending my money on this.
This book is a complete waste of time.
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