Two doctors suspect that something is wrongterribly wrongin the great medical research center where they work. Both of them wonder why a beautiful young woman died on the operating table and then had her brain secretly removed. Both of them find it impossible to explain the rash of female patients exhibiting bizarre mental breakdowns and shocking sexual behavior. Both of them place their careers and very lives in jeopardy as they penetrate the eerie inner sanctums of a medical world gone mad with technological power and lust for more.
Pia Grazdani, the embattled medical student from Death Benefit, decides to take a year off from her medical studies and takes a job at Nano, LLC, a lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology institute.
Wall Street whizzes turn their attentions to the twenty-five-trillion-dollar life-insurance industry, hoping to make a financial killing.