Rule of the Second Fate by Richard Russell
Approx. 107,890 words.
Published on December 2, 2011.
Miranda Montagne has discovered a therapy that extends life expectancy in lab mice by a hundredfold. But without more of the source material she needs, a previously unknown tree called Ginkgo quadloba, further research is stymied. Pursuing an unlikely clue to remote Axel Heiberg Island in the high Canadian Arctic, her journey turns into a deadly race as others scramble to find quadloba first.