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You'll probably guess what's behind the murders of mothers and their very young sons long before investigator Joe Lassiter does, but that shouldn't spoil your enjoyment of this exciting and thoughtful new thriller that mixes science and faith in with its action. Lassiter's own sister and beloved nephew are among the victims, who were all patients at an Italian fertility clinic run by a doctor with some unusual ideas about DNA. Why this catches the attention of a dangerous religious order, and whether Lassiter can save one surviving woman and child from their wrath, should take up a good part of your night. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
YA. The action in this suspenseful novel shifts from a picturesque hill town in Italy, to the streets of Rome, to a suburb of Washington, DC, and finally to its climax on a remote island in Maine. Joe Lassiter takes a leave of absence from his high-tech investigation agency to search for the murderer of his only sister and her son. He soon finds himself analyzing a string of other unsolved murders of mothers and their young sons, all of whom stayed at a fertility clinic in Italy. A physician renowned for his success at artificial insemination, a rural priest with a terrible secret revealed in confession, and the charismatic leader of a conservative Catholic organization all provide clues that lead Joe to the one person who can help him solve the mystery. This fast-paced thriller will draw YAs into some interesting questions concerning the use of DNA material and the ethics of genetic engineering, and will provide them with fascinating insights into the uses of modern investigative techniques.?Molly Connally, Kings Park Library, Fairfax County, VA
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I read the book. There is a good scientific part of it, and I have to say that it is well-written from biology-genetic point of view. Read morePublished on Dec 28 2004 by Khaled O. Al Saad
Hollywood should be all over this as a thriller. What an incredibly interesting idea. Jurassic Park for the religious. Read morePublished on Feb. 1 2004 by P. Breakfield IV
I recently read several of Case's books (it's a pen name. who else does this person write as?) and find them all to be entertaining page-turners. Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2004 by L. Friedman
I read this book about 5-6 years ago and still remember it well. It came out just in time to dovetail nicely into events of our time - cloning, genetics, in vitro fertilization for... Read morePublished on Dec 9 2003 by TJF
I liked the idea and theme of the book. unfortunatly the lead charater, a brilliant investigator, was probably the world's worst detective. Read morePublished on Oct. 11 2003
I have recommended this book to a LOT of people. Every time I get into a discussion about good books, I bring this one up. Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2003 by R. Simonsen
I was reluctant to start reading this book as I thought it would be a boring, medical-type mystery. Was I ever wrong! Read morePublished on June 14 2003 by Cynthia K. Robertson
This was a great book, interesting until the end. It was exciting, full of twists and turns. The premise of the book was really interesting and left you thinking "what... Read morePublished on June 5 2003 by Natalie P.