Biohacker

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Biohacker is a near-future medical thriller about a designer plague. The anonymous computer and gene hacker, a physician/stalker obsessed with reducing Earth's population, announces his intent in highly personal emails to journalists Will and Eva Warner. They soon realize that the plague's creator must be one of the team they've been helping to fight the Blackpox epidemic. But which one? More

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Words: 104,620
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465890672
About Leonard Carpenter

Leonard Carpenter is a graduate of the Conservation of Natural Resources major at UC Berkeley. He has written speculative fiction stories on ecological topics and fantasy novels on social issues.
Fatal Strain, written for the Ted Turner Tomorrow Award contest, is an effort to address and call attention to the greatest challenge facing humanity today.
Len’s latest project, now complete, is Lusitania Lost, a speculative historical novel recounting the final voyage of the luxury liner sunk by a U-boat in World War I.

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Review by: Sue McGinty on Dec. 03, 2011 :
An outbreak of a deadly new virus, an all too common event in the year 2037, is spread among international travelers. The crisis worsens and soon threatens humanity itself. Enter Will Warner and his beautiful wife Eva, reporting as a webcast investigative team. She is pursued and threatened online by the arch villain Jack, also known as the Biohacker. Her stalker claims to be the source of this "designer plague." But is he also one of the top physicians working on a cure?

Leonard Carpenter, author of numerous books in the Conan the Barbarian series, tells a taut and vivid tale, one that explores big themes of love, betrayal and redemption, as well as the universal urge to procreate versus the threat of overpopulation. His futuristic yarn plays out in far-flung locales that include a dystopian slum, a high-altitude skyport, and a futuristic hotel in the exotic new city of Benglapur.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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