Man's new tools for the manipulation of genetic codes are pushing us in new directions. The story of two families unfolds as a new human species of infinite variety and strengths is born into the mid twenty-first century.
After a vulnerable attempt at Washington politics, Alex Claiborne, long haunted by a violent and horrifying dream, becomes ensnared in a web of law enforcement and the court system. He and his family finally move to Brussels where his daughter, Laura, becomes involved in genetic research projects supported by the United Nations.
Alex eventually uncovers the source of his nightmares with the help of a young psychiatrist. There is a delicate thread linking him to a conspiracy that includes genocide for profit.
The Powell family has been part of the Washington elite for generations. Senator Powell and his family share, with his two longtime friends, an empire that extends across government and industry. They wield weapons of war and control genetic information gathered in schools, prisons, and hospitals for a generation.
Manipulation of genetic codes and promises of immortality cause these opposing forces to collide, impacting not only their lives, but forcing the human race in unknown directions. It isn't evolution, slow and methodical, but revolution, immediate and profound.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Genetic research occasionally appears in the news but does not get the attention it deserves. Where is the human species headed in the future and what are the major factors? Sure, economics, politics, environmental changes, technical advancements, etc will be at the top of the list. But genetic research may outrank the computer revolution for impact on our future. The author has projected out 40-50 years and incorporates all these trends in his future. Not science fiction but a futuristic fable based on the two families virtually unknown to each other. They represent different worlds, rich/not rich, public/private, greed/altruism, etc. The big unknown in our future is how will the genetic revolution play out in this arena. What role will any government have in the outcome? What will human genetic modification create other than the obvious increased life span? Who will have access to genetic improvements? Much to think about in this book!! This book is an easy read...the reader does not have to know much about genetics, or economics or anything else. The story keeps moving and the characters are real. Very believable and at the same time disturbing because yes, the future may not be a pleasant experience for everyone.
Beautifully written, descriptive & thought provoking!
Great job! Gripped my interest from the beginning and the story just flowed.