Bring Out Your Dead by Terry Ryan
Thousands of years ago, a spontaneous mutation resulted in a new species of mankind; more powerful, far more intelligent, and more capable than ourselves. Imbued with physical characteristics that set them apart from everyone else on earth, the Others were viewed as demons or evil. The offspring of parents carrying the mutant genes, the Others were feared, despised, and ultimately hunted by a powerful, secretive organization called the Venice Protectorate, the sole purpose of which was to kill all of the Others as soon as they were born. Over centuries, the Protectorate succeeded in destroying virtually all who carried the mutant genes. The time of the Others is over until a brilliant young geneticist, Jane Becker, finds evidence of the Others and locates a source of pure mutant DNA. Now Dr. Becker must decide whether to genetically reengineer the Others or let them die out before the Protectorate finds her. The fate of the world hangs in the balance as Bring Out Your Dead races to its thrilling conclusion.