Nano by Robin Cook

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A lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology institute in the foothills of the Rockies, Nano is ahead of the curve in the competitive world of molecular manufacturing, including the construction of microbivores, tiny nanorobots with the ability to gobble up viruses and bacteria.

But when Pia Grazdani takes a job there, she’s shocked by the secretive corporate culture. 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’s human guinea pigs. Is the tech giant on the cusp of one of the biggest medical discoveries of the twenty-first century—a treatment option for millions—or have they already sold out to the highest bidder?

 

About Robin Cook

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ROBIN COOK is the author of thirty-one previous books and is credited with popularizing the medical thriller with his wildly successful first novel, Coma. He divides his time between New Hampshire and Florida. His most recent novels are Death Benefit, Cure, and Intervention.
 
Published December 4, 2012 by Berkley. 544 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A medical/scientific thriller from Cook (Vital Signs, 1991, etc.).

Nov 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Nano

Publishers Weekly

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This accomplished if familiar medical thriller from bestseller Cook picks up the story of doctor-to-be Pia Grazdani after her horrific experiences in 2011’s Death Benefit, which included being abducted and witnessing a colleague, Will McKinley, being shot in the head.

Oct 29 2012 | Read Full Review of Nano

Suite 101

Often confused with fantasy literature, magical realism has its own defining characteristics that sets it apart as a separate and popular genre.

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North Jersey

She rushes him to a local hospital, but before he can be treated, Pia's company supervisor arrives with armed guards and two official-looking Chinese men and forcibly takes custody of the patient.

Dec 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Nano

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The heroine of Death Benefit, Dr. Pia Grazdani, moves from New York City to Denver to work as a researcher for medical nanotechnology firm Nanobots. She is curious about the company's seemingly endless funding and by chance soon finds that Nanobots uses human guinea pigs to test its latest discover

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