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
I love listening audio books. I listen to between 20 and 25 per year while I work. Sure makes the days go fast.
The book would have been for me had it had an ending. Another five or ten minutes could have wrapped things up, but instead it just quit! I couldn't believe my ears!
The plot was good as were the characters. I must admit though, I really feel cheated by the ending.
George Guidall is the Master of Masters! He could read a telephone book and make it a great read.
I wouldn't have cut any, but I sure would have added at least one more to the ending.
Very disappointing. Robin Cook and his editors blew it!!!
I tried and tried to really get into this book and found myself forcing myself to read hoping it would get better and it did not. I LOVE Robin Cook's books but this one just did not do it for me. Sorry
Yes, I think he's a great author!
It moved very slow.
I'd look at his other books, this one did not impress me at all.
I normally enjoy Robin Cook's medical thrillers, but this one was a bummer. I was into the plot until it became so ridiculous. I am not into science fiction. I replayed the last 3 minutes thinking that my iPod had malfunction or that my download was corrupted. No such luck. That was the end of the story. After listing for hours with the most minute details given, the end just happened! No explanation, details, etc. Wasted time.
No. This was quite possibly the most disappointing book I have ever read.
The story could have been excellent with better treatment and most definitely with an ending, not just hanging
I absolutely positively DO NOT recommend this book
I haven't read a Robin Cook book in years, and got this one as a gift. Overall, it was just OK. I kept wanting the story to move faster. It was a little hard to get into the characters, maybe because I hadn't read the other book with the same protagonist. Like many have said, the ending was a bit abrupt. There were many characters left hanging. I have no problem reading books where the "bad" guys win, or where there is some ambiguity, but this one seemed very rushed and unfinished. I guess I would call this a generic thriller that passes the time, but isn't worth a re-listen.
Didn't feel the book had an ending.
Only if you like Robin Cook.
If you have the time then it's worth it.
I liked the first spinoff from the Jack Stapleton/Lori Montgomery Series but this one wasn't as well written. The Pia Grazdani character is well developed but she and her sort of sidekick George Wilson don't seem to have gelled as a team and this is Book 2. While I can handle an ending that leaves one in suspense, this book went a little too far.
Cook didn't finish - He just stopped writing before any plot elements were resolved.
Cook could have been more professional and finished the story instead of just letting everything drop unresolved.
The narrator does a credible reading job, but I find his voice irritating - just a personal preference.
Not any worth mentioning
I'm pretty sure I'm done with Robin Cook.
I usually enjoy Robin Cook and this was no exception but it wasn't as enjoyable as previous books. It felt too formulaic and there weren't any real surprises in it, i.e., nothing unexpected happened. Not bad just not great.
Timely, fast paced and tense.
Pia, by far. She is very perceptive and willing to believe that all is not well, then to pursue the truth, with little regard to the consequences.
Everything! He is one of my favorite narrators! More, more!
Furious quest for truth in a hostile setting.
I rated this four stars because of the ending. As it stands, we are left wondering, and anxious, about the whereabouts and welfare of the three protagonists. This is unlike the other Robin Cook novels I have read. It is, in short, a cliffhanger. Is a third novel in the works?
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