|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.|
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"Columbia medical student Pia Grazdani is working closely with molecular geneticist Dr. Tobias Rothman on cutting-edge research that could create replacement organs for the critically ill. When tragedy strikes in the supposedly secure lab, Pia and classmate George Wilson investigate. Meanwhile, two ex-Wall Street whiz kids race to find ways to control actuarial data and securitize the policies of the aged and infirm for profit. As Pia and George dig deeper, one question remains unanswered: Is someone attempting to manipulate private insurance information to allow investors to benefit from the deaths of others?"--P.  of cover.
A best-selling author of medical thrillers, Robin Cook graduated from both the Columbia University Medical School and Harvard University, and has worked in prestigious hospitals including the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. His interests range from real estate to basketball, skiing and tennis. Many of his popular novels have been adapted into successful television movies, and "Coma" was turned into a successful motion picture. He married his wife, actress Barbara Ellen Mougin, on July 18, 1979.