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Overview

Richard Tiernan created a bridge to immortality. Unfortunately, he died of a heart attack before he had a chance to drink the elixir that would have prevented his demise. Now his son Matthew, who was unaware of the discovery until his father's death, must decide its fate. When large pharmaceutical companies learn of its existence, a struggle develops to determine who will acquire the chemistry that would make them billions of dollars. But Richard Tiernan had a partner and co-developer of the immortality elixir. Upon realizing that a disastrous world situation could develop, he reverses his opinion about releasing the elixir to the public and conspires to destroy it. Matthew Tiernan becomes caught between the desire to mass produce the elixir for profit, or preserving it for a select few. The Chimera Seed is a story of greed, power and pharmaceutical espionage that attempts to shape the quality of life for those who can afford it.

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Editorial Reviews

Alayne Bushey-Fiore
Perhaps it’s Tully’s advanced degrees in philosophy, education, and mathematics that make the writing flow so well, but I was impressed with the skill of the words on each page. This is not an amateur writer who decided to make a “political” thriller for the heck of it, this is an intelligent author with the necessary skills to make the reader understand without feeling overwhelmed, or worse, having it dumbed down to be made to feel like an idiot.
Carter Martina
What would you do if you had discovered and controlled the fountain of youth? That is the question Michael must face when he inherits his father's business. With twists that could have come straight from current headlines, Tully has created an action packed tale full of intriguing characters and impressive scientific data. This is a scientific political thriller at its best. You won't be able to put it down. Five out of five stars.
Leslie Granier
Incredible… I highly recommend The Chimera Seed. It forces the reader to think about how progress can be both good and bad. The reader will experience internal ethical and moral debates about how much control humans should have in changing the future. This book will definitely produce heated and thought-provoking discussions.
Armchair Interviews says: A most fascinating 5-star read.
Michelle Kerns
Remember Michael Crichton's The Terminal Man? A bit of mind-bending science mixed with some seriously intense scenes of blood and guts and horror? It worked like a charm for Mr. Crichton and it works for Mr. Tully's The Chimera Seed.

Verdict? Mr. Tully's writing puts me in mind of Michael Crichton: a little, but not too much, science, memorable characters, and a plot that trots along at a nice pace. An excellent addition to the freaky science novel genre.
Regis Schilken
Matthew Tully is a writer skilled at developing suspense... Unquestionably, the fast pace of The Chimera Seed is hypnotic...This book is a must read for those seeking an extremely fast paced story of espionage, intrigue, murder, and at times, deliberately imposed tortuous pain. Matthew Tully's tale displays real ingenuity with fascinating twists and turns. I will personally await his other stories. Dan Brown, make room for Matthew Tully.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935361329
  • Publisher: Comfort Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/28/2009
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Tully was born in New York City. At age five, he and his family moved to Ireland where they lived until he was 13 years old. He completed his undergraduate degree at Seton Hall University in New Jersey and continued his graduate studies in Rome, Italy. He resides in New Jersey where he is a public school teacher and adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Member of The Authors Guild.
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  • Posted June 22, 2009

    I can't wait for the sequel!

    This non-stop action packed thriller takes you into the lives of several individuals intimately involved in creating and possessing an anti-aging drug. The character development is superb. By the end of the book, I felt like knew the characters personally. I can't wait to see how Mary McKenna's and Michael Tiernan's lives intertwine in the next novel. The politics and greed of the pharmaceutical companies are all too real. Even though this is a fiction novel, it gets you thinking - if there was an anti-aging drug - would I take it? There is a lot to talk about here!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2009

    Riveting! Excellent read

    This was an excellent read. I couldn't put it down. Many of the scientific references are taken from the pages of today's newspapers and really makes you think. It raises many questions about the advances of science, its impact on the environment and the moral issues surrounding these scientific advances. It does so quite intricately, while not being preachy or too medical. The facets of the story reveal the many layers of our human nature and our tendencies towards self-interest and self-preservation with surprising moments of altruism. I especially enjoyed the character Lori Adams. She was delightful and even when she was diabolical, you just cheered her on. I truly loved the characters in this book. I don't want to write too much and give the story away. This is a quick read and I recommend it highly. Truly enjoyable!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    Disappointing

    I don't understand all of the great reviews. This book was poorly written, and read like a screenplay wannabe. It was too short to cram all of the necessary details into it, and the ending was disappointing. If there is a sequel, I doubt I will read it. I got the impression that the author was writing under a timeline crunch, and submitted a half done novel. However, the plot was excellent, albeit one in which other authors have ventured. I love medical thrillers, which is how I would classify this book, but it was less than thrilling.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    Not worth the time

    Poorly written, with too many cliches and purple prose. Badly edited as well. Author needs help.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2009

    BRILLIANT!!! Please tell me they are making a movie!!

    CHIMERA SEED by Matthew Tully is amazing!! I couldn't put the book down!! I am patiently waiting for the sequel

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    Disappointing

    This book wasn't very good at all. After reading all the glowing reviews, I just had to put in my two cents worth. It was amateurishly written, poorly edited, and badly formatted.
    The characters were one-dimensional for the most part. The dialog was so inane, it made me wince. The plot was unoriginal. The book was littered with spelling and grammatical errors. To top it off, someting was wrong with the formatting. There were pages missing! I know this book was inexpensive, but don't call it good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    Enjoyed

    Good summer read

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  • Posted July 7, 2012

    great twists and turns

    I like a book that keeps me guessing and I could not predict where the story would go. I was surprised more than once and that is hard to do!!! Hope he plans to continue the story with another book!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2011

    Awsome

    Best book ever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2009

    Amazing

    First book I read in less than 24 hours! I loved it.

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