Invasive Procedures

Invasive Procedures

Book - 2007
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George Galen is a brilliant scientist, a pioneer in gene therapy. But Galen is dangerously insane - he has created a method to alter human DNA, not just to heal diseases, but to "improve" people - make them stronger, make them able to heal more quickly, and make them compliant to his will.

Frank Hartman is also a brilliant virologist, working for the government's ultra-secret bio-hazard agency. He has discovered how to neutralize Galen's DNA-changing virus, making him the one man who stands in the way of Galen's plan to "improve" the entire human race.

This taut thriller takes the reader a few years into the future, and shows the promise and danger of new genetic medicine techniques.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2007.
ISBN: 9780765352828
0765352826
9780765314246
076531424X
Characteristics: 351 p. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Johnston, Aaron

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Jul 29, 2012

A lot of things were far too predictable to create the necessary mystery and suspense of a thriller. The biology in this novel lacks any innovation. This is an okay preteen or young teen read but would be unlikely to make an impression to an adult.

bidbid Jul 23, 2012

Not Orson Scott Card's best novel, by a long shot... perhaps because it's a co-written novel. If you want a good novel of his read Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead.

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Jul 29, 2012

richardhe thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 16

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