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. Through 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?
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by Robin Cook
"Robin Cook's latest medical thriller teaches us about regenerative medicine, alerts us to the financial schemes of Wall Street big shots, and terrifies us with the ruthlessness of the Albanian mob. George Guidall narrates this action-filled story and makes the fantastic plot seem plausible and compelling. Guidall has the talent to make characters unique and enthralling. He produces the cool voice of Pia Grazdani, the medical school heroine; the nervous tone of George, Pia's friend; the accented speech of the mobsters; and the authoritative lectures of the medical staff. This production is a happy pairing of a bestselling author and outstanding narrator. D.L.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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