BOOKS OF THE WEEK
BY - ROBIN COOK
About the Book: Nano
After a tumultuous year in which her mentor is murdered and herestranged father comes back into her life, Pia Grazdani, theembattled medical student from Death Benefit, decides to take ayear off from her medical studies and escape New York City.Intrigued by the promise of the burgeoning field of medicaltechnology and the chance to clear her head in the cool air ofColorado, Pia takes a job at Nanobots, a lavishly funded,security-conscious nanotechnology institute in the picturesquefoothills of the Rockies. Nanobots is ahead of the curve in thecompetitive world of molecular manufacturing, including theconstruction of microbivores, tiny nano robots with the ability togobble up viruses and bacteria.
But the corporate campus, for all its beauty, is a place ofsecrets. Shes warned by her boss not to investigate the other workbeing done at the gigantic facility, nor to ask questions about thesource of the seemingly endless capital that funds the institutesresearch. And when Pia encounters a fellow employee on a corporatejogging path, suffering the effects of a seizure, she soon realizesshe may have literally stumbled upon one of Nanobots human guineapigs. Is the tech giant on the cusp of one of the biggest medicaldiscoveries of the 21st century a treatment option for millions orhave they already sold out to the highest bidder?
About the Author: Robin Cook
Doctor and author Robin Cook is widely credited with introducingthe word medical to the thriller genre, and over twenty years afterthe publication of his breakthrough novel, Coma, he continues todominate the category he created. Cook has successfully combinedmedical fact with fiction to produce over twenty-seveninternational bestsellers, including Outbreak (1987), Terminal(1993), Contagion (1996) and most recently Death Benefit(2012).
ISBN : 9780230768932 PRICE : Rs. 499.00