In the Blood

In the Blood

by Don J. Donaldson, D. J. Donaldson

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In the Blood by Don J. Donaldson, D. J. Donaldson

A survivor of leukemia, Dr. Holly Fisher is ready to resume her life. Her first step: to have a child using eggs that were saved before she underwent the fertility-killing cancer treatment. But to her horror, Holly learns that her eggs have been stolen from the fertility clinic, taken by a man posing as her lawyer and armed with her death certificate.

Angry, hurt, and bewildered, Holly vows to track down the person who stole her most precious dream—never realizing that her attempts to make sense out of a mysterious theft will land her in the middle of a scientific and medical nightmare. An ethical horror that will put her and countless others in the path of a man willing to destroy the laws of nature—and anyone who opposes him...

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ISBN-13: 9780425178782
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 03/01/2001
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 4.22(w) x 6.78(h) x 0.97(d)

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Michael Palmer

A thrilling ride through the dark side of genetic engineering. Fascinating and well written...Donaldson knows the anatomy of a thriller.

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harstan More than 1 year ago
In Jackson, Mississippi, seven years ago, Dr. Holly Fisher learned she suffered from a deadly form of leukemia. Before undergoing experimental treatment involving bone marrow cleansing, Holly leaves eleven of her ovarian eggs at the Fertility Associates Clinic so that if she ever feels cured she can still have children, as the ¿cure¿ will otherwise leave her barren.

After her latest test, an elated Holly feels safe that she is cured. She asks her lover Dr. Grant Ingram to marry her and begin a family, but he rejects the idea. Hurt, Holly leaves Memphis and drives to Jackson to set in motion the fertilization of one of her eggs. However, she soon learns from Dr. Susan Morrison, head of the clinic, that someone claiming to be an estate lawyer showing Holly¿s death certificate and will collected her eggs several months ago. The two women join forces and begin making inquiries, not yet realizing the danger they are in if they discover the company is illegally creating fetuses for commercial use.

IN THE BLOOD is a taut amateur sleuth-medical thriller that showcases the underbelly of genetic research allowed to go uncontrolled. The suspense never eases up as the two heroines¿ crusade continue even when the odds seem overwhelmingly against them. In spite of the fine lead charcaters, Don Donaldson¿s tale belongs to his modern day Dr. Frankenstein plot that cooks up quite a story line. It will leave sub-genre fans comparing his work to the best of Crichton.

Harriet Klausner