In the year 2084, a scientist-scholar wakes up from a coma to find himself the prime suspect of the murder of his mistress. He struggles in the stark world in which he regains consciousness to reconstruct relationships with his young son, and the wife with whom he was in a faltering marriage – even as he himself cannot remember if he had any part in the gruesome crime; nor even the circumstances of the fire in his lab that nearly killed him. He must race a dogged policewoman, who seems to believe that he is the killer from among a list of suspects, to learn the shocking, whole truth – before his family, and his own life, are destroyed.
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About the Author
Mark DeGasperi has been a freelance script doctor, lecturer and professional story analyst in New York, reading screenplays, stage plays and books for film and TV adaptation. Most recently, he has worked for Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Productions and Miramax Films. Previously, he has covered and scouted movie material for Universal Pictures, New Line Cinema, the former William Morris Agency (WME), International Creative Management, Jonathan Demme’s Clinica Estetico, Stanley Jaffe’s Jaffilms, Imagine Films and Polygram Films. He has taught the Master Class in Screenwriting, the thesis class for undergraduates, at the School of Visual Arts as well as Screenwriting III and Marketing Your Screenplay at NYU/SCPS. He has also lectured at Baruch College, the New York Institute of Technology, the Hudson Valley Writers Center and Learning Annex. He has received an NYU/SCPS Award for Service.
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The Lazarus Experiment based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This novel is in the future, the year 2084 to be exact. It is a world that I personally hope never comes to be!! There are twists and turns in this book to the point that you will NEVER figure out the ending!! The depiction of what "medical science" was capable of and the devastation of New York State were eye openers-I sincerely hope this never ever happens. I really can't write anymore without giving away the plot-so I will let you read what was written on Amazon (and the back of the book). This futuristic murder mystery will surely give you chills!!
This book was a total mind trip for me. I really really enjoy books that make me think. Dr. Johnathan Kelton wakes up after spending a year in a coma. He has no real memory of what happened to him. When he is released from the hospital and goes home to his wife Diana, and his son Henry. Things never seem quite right with Johnathan. He is not quite himself. He has literally been put back together through scientific means after the fire his lab. Johnathan, can't remember anything, and is searching for answers about what happened to him. His wife Diana tries to keep everything as normal as possible at home. He knows that things were not quite right with him and his wife before the fire, but cannot remember what happened. When a girl washes up after being submerged under water for a year, the name seems a bit familiar to Johnathan but he cannot place it. In his search to find out what exactly happened to him facts about the girl who washed a shore, and his life begin to intertwine. This is when the book gets trippy. Johnathan finds out he is the prime suspect in the murder of this girl, and is determined to clear himself and find out what happened to the girl. The story takes you on a ride though Johnathan's past, and brings us up to speed on what really happened to Johnathan, his wife, and the dead girl. Just when you think you have figured something out another plot twist comes into play. I kept thinking I knew who the bad guy was and then bam....another twit. It was awesome. The ending totally surprised me. It was hard for me to determine who the bad guy, and the killer were. Were they the same or were they two or more people. I enjoyed the ride this book took me on. I love it when a book keeps me guessing about the outcome. The thought of being able to be brought back to life and have your memories erased is a little crazy to me. There are people in this book who experiment with things that just plain scare me. I know it's just a book, but there is always that "WHAT IF" question. :) Content: There is language in this book and the "f" word is used a few times. There is sexual content that is sometimes a bit too descriptive for my liking so just be aware if you are getting this book for a younger teenager. BUT, in MY opinion it is an Adult book. Source: I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way for this review, These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.