R. A. Finlayson
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Can love exist in a world where human beings take charge of their own evolution?
For thousands of years human beings have dreamed of immortality, of reversing the aging process, of enhancing beauty and retaining the vigor and vitality of youth – forever. In the year 2059 this dream is at last within our grasp. But as biologic engineers finally achieve total control over the fundamental mechanics of life and the ability to change the course of human evolution, will this awesome power alter the meaning of love, the nature of relationships and society, and even the very definition of what it means to be human?
Yet in world obsessed with the perfection of the human form, the weight of such questions have yet to trouble the global consciousness.
Such concerns are most decidedly not on the mind of Amadé Bertrand, a young, investigative journalist with the New York Times. Amadé is worried that her career is stalling out after a meteoric – and some would say undeserved – rise to the top of her profession. As Amadé ponders her next career move, an anonymous and cryptic tip lands in her inbox about GeneTech, the largest and most powerful of the new generation of bioengineering companies.
Amadé’s quest to uncover the meaning of this mysterious message leads her to Whitfield Gray, a senior GeneTech executive with a dark secret that if exposed could destroy the company and threaten the biotech revolution. Drawn to the powerful and mysterious Whitfield, Amadé must decide between a burgeoning love for the brash, young executive and her career ambition as she uncovers a web of intrigue that leads from the GeneTech board room to the White House and beyond.
Gene Pool: Unnatural Selection is the first book in a four-part science fiction series that explores a world where biological engineering becomes the master science influencing every aspect of society. A mystery and romance at its core, ambition, power, wealth and love drive the fast-paced story that revolves around a fascinating cast of characters.
Captivating from the first page!
Sexy and fast paced. Got my interest from the first page. A fascinating look into the future and how genetic engineering will change all our lives. Really made me think about the world we are creating.
I loved the lead character, Amade. She's strong and determined. Amade is a reporter with the New York times who gets an anonymous tip about the world's most important bio-tech company, GeneTech, and thus begins her quest to uncover a mystery involving Whitfield Gray, a top GeneTech executive. Whitfield is sexy, mysterious and fabulously wealthy, but he has a dark secret. The kind of guy you know you should stay away from, but just can't…. how many of us have been there! There's lots of steamy action, along with danger and heart-pounding excitement. I took it on vacation and couldn't put it down.
I'd recommend this book to anyone who loves science fiction and romance, and is look for a book that is entertaining with a terrific cast of characters.