July 2011 / ISBN 9780062021380
by Barbara Buhrer
Dr Kathleen Sansbury,
biologist, is doing research into the INDY generic in Fruit flies.
Her research subject is the prolonging of life. Her research has
caught the eye of several agencies that have concerns about her
research into human genetic engineering. The news that she has neared
a breakthrough is published in a newspaper and has caught the attention
of various groups, some of which attempt to gain control of her
research; some who want her to stop her research. In the midst of
this turmoil, she receives a call from Dr Sargon, who was a friend
of her parents, archeologists who had been murdered years ago in
Iraq in an ancient evacuation. He gives her an artifact from that
site that can affect her research. There are break-ins in her lab
and attempts on her life and her assistant’s. She is under
pressure by certain agencies that feel that her research is dangerous
and would affect the future of mankind.
This is a fast paced
suspense thriller that is a blend of ancient history, the Bible,
and microbiology. It gives an insightful view of the role that scientific
research is not always beneficial; that the results of her results
would upset the even balance of the world.