Slater Ellis is in the race— against time, a hit man, and a professor who plays God in his spare time. The results are a showdown with stakes no less than the future of the human race. A prophetic novel...
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Slater Ellis is in the race— against time, a hit man, and a professor who plays God in his spare time. The results are a showdown with stakes no less than the future of the human race. A prophetic novel on the dangers of genetic manipulation and cloning.
"Imagine a Ladder," Dr. Josef Van Klees tells his students. "Now twist your imaginary Ladder so it is spiraled. You then have the double helix of DNA, the immortal thread."^^From the moment a mysterious stillbirth at "The Institute" leads to an order for cold-blooded murder, you are helplessly drawn into Van Klees's world of top-secret genetic experiments involuntary organ "donors," obsession, madness, and unspeakable horror.^^During fourteen pulsing days in May, you are swept along with nice-guy Slater Ellis and beautiful Paige Stephens from the canyons of New Mexico to Florida, New York, and California. Journey with man-monster Zwaan on his grisly hunt in the refugee camps of Rwanda and Zaire. Peer into the dark side of the Pentagon itself, where, as Sheriff Del Silverton puts it, "These people have pull beyond even the president of the United States!"^^With each suspenseful page you'll find yourself rushing toward a terrible, yet seemingly inevitable, conclusion. Sigmund Brouwer has powerfully written a riveting tale of contemporary science out of ethical control, and what can happen when man's Lust for immorality breeds the ultimate immorality
Sigmund Brouwer is the award-winning author of scores of books, from youth fiction to adult thrillers. His books has been lauded in publications such as Library Journal and Booklist and he has received the Alberta Film and Literary Arts Writing Grant twice. He speaks at schools, home-schooling conventions, writing camps and seminars to provide encouragement to reluctant readers and writers and to encourage youth to follow their dreams of a career in writing. He co-founded The Young Writer's Institute with education expert Debra Bell. Brouwer teaches writing courses at Red Deer College. Brouwer, his wife and daughter divide their time between Tennessee and Alberta.- Publisher.