Thresholdby Ben Mezrich
From a young writer still in his twenties comes one of the most ambitious novels of the year-and a portrait of a brave new worls that may already be our own...Threshold. For a lifetime, he has channeled the fear and guilt of adulthood trauma into an impassioned mission to save others. Now, inside senty-two hours, Jeremy Ross will have to defuse any audacious plot to… See more details below
From a young writer still in his twenties comes one of the most ambitious novels of the year-and a portrait of a brave new worls that may already be our own...Threshold. For a lifetime, he has channeled the fear and guilt of adulthood trauma into an impassioned mission to save others. Now, inside senty-two hours, Jeremy Ross will have to defuse any audacious plot to genetically rewire the human race. And in a heartbeat, allied with an ex-lover on a desperate quest of her own, he'll experience the greatest terror man or woman ever faced-while confronting a threat more devastating than any living creature can ever imagine.
Jeremy Ross is happily immersed in the chaotic life of a fourth-year medical student at New York City Hospital on the night that Robin Kelly, a former girlfriend when the two were at Dartmouth, drops into the emergency room to ask for his help. Robintearful, terrified, yet lovely as everconfides to Jeremy her suspicion that the recent death of her father, Secretary of Defense Warren T. Walker, was the result of foul play. She wants Jeremy to steal a copy of her father's death certificate and tell her what he thinks. Dazzled by Robin's beauty, the 24-year-old genetics enthusiast performs as askedand what he finds makes him wonder whether someone could have introduced a deadly virus into Walker's cells. Jeremy's concernalong with evidence that Robin is indeed being threatened with murderleads him to the Tucsome Project for Genetic Research, a facility funded largely by the Defense Department, and one that Walker was known to have visited. Enlisting as an intern at the Project, Jeremy investigates the recent death of a researcher with whom Walker had had contact; snoops into the secret activities of charismatic lab director and genetics genius Jason Waters; and wonders about the horrifically disabled children under study at the facility's adjoining hospital. It's hardly surprising that Walker's death turns out to have been genetically engineeredbut the murder of a government official is only the tip of the iceberg here, as Jeremy learns while fighting his own nightmares and trying to protect his former love.
TV-level melodrama on a big-screen budget.
- HarperCollins Publishers
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- 1st ed
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- 6.53(w) x 9.66(h) x 1.26(d)
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