With the right DNA, you could be free from disease, free from ageing.
You could even, perhaps, live forever.
John Andrews has the right DNA … and so did his daughter, Paola.
In 2012, art-forgery expert Ced Fisher is contacted by a woman from Boston wanting him to compare paintings by two female artists — one modern and one from the 19th century. When Ced discovers that the paintings are by the same artist, he immediately thinks of his 600-year-old artist friend John Andrews and his incredible history. Could the artist be John’s long-lost daughter, Paola Santini, born centuries ago in Naples? And if so, who is the woman in Boston?
Further enquiries reveal that the modern artist, Annie Carr, was a delusional murderer incarcerated in a state psychiatric institution in Colorado in 1970, and worse, she is now long dead. But was she delusional or was the psychiatrist who diagnosed her misled? And how accurate are the reports of her death?
The second book in the Rare Traits Trilogy continues the tale of 15th-century artist John Andrews and those who share his extraordinary longevity. Centred around the daughter John has never met, Delusional Traits is the story of a woman whose character was honed by adversity, her life a constant fight for survival in a world that will never understand her.
About the Author
Drawing on his experiences in the scientific investigation of numerous serious crimes, he has written the Rare Traits Trilogy and the Cotton & Silk Thriller series. Learn more at davidgeorgeclarke.com
Table of Contents
Part I — Chapters 1–11 — are set in the US in 1970 with many flashbacks to earlier centuries
Part II — Chapters 12–14 are set in the US between 1975 and 1980
Part III — Chapters 15–41 are set in 2012 with some action in the UK