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GermLine is a fast-paced, action-packed, cutting-edge, high-tech medical thriller about a doctor--Dr. Kevin Kincaid--who’s found a way to add new genes into unborn children while they are still in their mothers’ wombs. Kincaid’s discovery may mean an end to many genetic diseases--not just in his patients--but also by preventing these diseases from being passed on from one generation to the next. But Kincaid’s discovery also ignites a covert war between a government research agency, an extremist group, and an international cartel--all of whom have dangerous, terrifying ideas, of what to do with the doctor’s discovery.
Print Reviews include:
“Shadowy forces set loose in a Brave New World eugenics program…in a debut novel where the characters can’t wait to argue about chromosomes, gene vectors, and delivery methods…there are breathless chase scenes, triple and quadruple crosses, even a bit of romance with an agent…Good fun. While Crichton treads on water, it’s good to see someone else take up the reins with such gusto.”
“Geneticist Kevin Kincaid has discovered a way to alter the DNA of unborn children, eradicating the deficienies of kids as well as their descendants. When certain forces attempt to gain control of Kincaid's new technology, he finds himself the subject of pursuit by former colleagues whose repertoire does not exclude murder. Combining factual information on cutting-edge gene engineering with a suspenseful plot, Erlick's fast-paced thriller belongs in most sf collections.”