"A chilling thriller"
Perhaps the only female superstar in the molecular genetics
world, CEO Lara Blackwood runs GenIntron, a bioengineering
lab, a firm developing cures or treatments for diseases
using synthetic genes made from DNA. Lara feels good about
her work and even serves as an advisor to the president.
However, her perfect world crumbles when GenIntron's new
parent company board fires her and Tokyo is devastated by a
deadly disease that uses a person's DNA to kill he or she.
SLATEWIPER contains a synthetic gene similar to Lara's work
that destroys people from within by converting them into
slime. The Korean population residing in Tokyo is being
eradicated as a genocide conspiracy of biblical proportion
is happening. Lara is the only hope to stop Tokutaru
Kurata from ethnic cleansing that will leave Japan for the
Japanese. The quest becomes even more personal when Laura
finds out that a hitwoman is killing off Lara's scientific
Exciting, plausible perhaps even today, SLATEWIPER is a
superb thriller starring a strong woman who, except for the
macho male muffins, readers will appreciate. The story
line is action packed yet the author makes sure the
scientific basis for the theme is presented, easily
understood in spite of the complexity of the topic, yet
interwoven into the plot so nothing slows it down. Fans of
scientific based thrillers will quickly realize that this
book is worth setting aside several because once you start,
you are hooked at a microbiological brain level to finish
it in one sitting.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 7, 2003