Pia Grazdani

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 768 ratings

Death Benefit Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling author and master of the medical thriller returns with another crackling tale of unchecked greed and medical malfeasance.

Behind the prim gates of the Greenwich, Connecticut, McMansions, Wall Street whizzes turn their attentions from mortgages to another possible profit source: the $25 trillion life-insurance industry. By securitizing the policies of the old and sick, they hope to make another financial killing.

At the same time, Natalie Savondnik and Ronald Goodall - two exceptional yet aloof medical residents - are working closely with their medical center's premier scientist on cutting-edge diabetes research. When their mentor dies suddenly, they launch a quiet investigation. As they dig deeper, it becomes clear that the scientist's death was not from natural causes. Is it possible someone is manipulating private life insurance information to allow investors to benefit from the deaths of others?

©2011 Robin Cook (P)2011 Penguin Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Death Benefit

    • By: Robin Cook
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 349
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 292
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 295

    Wall Street whizzes turn their attentions from mortgages to another possible profit source: the $25 trillion life-insurance industry. By securitizing the policies of the old and sick, they hope to make another financial killing. At the same time, Natalie Savondnik and Ronald Goodall - two exceptional yet aloof medical residents - are working closely with their medical center's premier scientist on cutting-edge diabetes research. When their mentor dies suddenly, they launch a quiet investigation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Abrupt ending

    • By P Carnell on 11-19-12

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 2

    • Nano

    • By: Robin Cook
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    Pia Grazdani, the heroine of Cook’s previous thriller, Death Benefit, has relocated from New York to Colorado, where she’s taken a job at Nano, a cutting-edge nanotechnology company. Though Pia thinks she’s found a safe haven there, she begins to suspect that Nano might not be as transparent as the charismatic CEO, Zachary Berman, makes it out to be....

    • By: Robin Cook
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 03-20-14
    • 3 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Regular price: $37.69

    • Nano

    • By: Robin Cook
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 352
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 355

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • First time review

    • By Quilt Crazy on 01-04-13

    Regular price: $31.50