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G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2012 - Fiction - 436 pages
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After a tumultuous year in which her mentor is murdered and her estranged father comes back into her life, Pia Grazdani, the embattled medical student from Death Benefit, decides to take a year off from her medical studies and escape New York City. Intrigued by the promise of the burgeoning field of medical technology and the chance to clear her head, Pia takes a job at Nano, LLC, a lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology insititute in the picturesque foothills of the Rockies. Nano, LLC is ahead of the curve in the competitive world of molecular manufacturing, including the construction of microbivores, tiny nano-robots with the ability to gobble up viruses and bacteria.

But the corporate campus is a place of secrets. 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 LLC'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?

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User Review  - Darrell.Newton - LibraryThing

Disappointed. Suffered through to the end, only to have my hopes for a conclusion dashed upon the rocks of obscurity. I am loathe to give book a two-star rating, but I am unashamed to proclaim this as ... Read full review

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User Review  - repb - LibraryThing

I hadn't read any of Cook's novels in a while so I thought I'd give Nano a chance. Premise was rather interesting .. but execution a bit over the top for my tastes. An odd ending, as well. The main character, Pia, was a grand pain in the ass, however, so I really wasn't that disappointed. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Dr. 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 bestsellers are Death Benefit, Cure, and Intervention.

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