Death Benefit

Death Benefit

Large Print - 2012
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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.
Published: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2012.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410444943
Branch Call Number: F COO
Characteristics: 671 p. (large print) ;,23 cm.


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Oct 03, 2013

Actually, there's nothing particularly original with Cook's plot; banks and financial services companies have long been securitizing insurance policies, with AIG and JPMorgan Chase leading the way - - they are called mortality derivatives, q-Forwards, etc., and they even have indexes which track their performance.

Nov 08, 2012

I couldn't finish this book and I've read most of Robin Cook's other works. It was too dark with both the good guys and the bad guys. I didn't find it enjoyable. I hope his next one is better. I already have it on hold.

Jul 16, 2012

This book starts off with some promise and a bit of intrigue, but there isn't a whole lot of closure at the end. There's the usual over-the-top bad rich guy, and if it's set in New York there's a predictable appearance by some recurring characters (which was a stretch). The ending felt like Cook was trying to wrap it up and make his deadline. It's entertaining enough, but not "Wow!"


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