With a presidential race in the background, it is the story of a group of billionaires who seek to influence the election, using a new weapon, a viral vector with gene targeting, to eliminate a “White House” target. This new technology seems likely to be the heir apparent of the president’s drone program as the story unfolds, taking multiple twists and turns and keeping readers on edge. More
The Real Future of the Drone Program
Viral Vector – You understand the words, but the concept is vague. You are not alone.
Think of the President’s controversial drone program, complete with a verified kill list, a degree of secrecy and the complicit approval of the American people.
Now think of an advanced technology that would take the precision of a drone strike down to a DNA-specific level, meaning targets would die as a result of their own DNA being weaponized and turned against them. It was never a matter of “if,” but a matter of “when.”
Viral Vector is the story of a group of billionaires who, after investing money, technology and political capital, have turned the “when” into “now.” They have perfected politically-motivated assassination to a pure DNA-specific science. It is the power over life and death – the power of a god, which goes beyond drones, which wreak havoc, death and destruction from the skies.
This novel begins with a discovery that Death Row inmates at San Quentin Prison in San Francisco are being quietly murdered and ends in a desperate effort to foil a plot against the White House. Utilizing gene therapy and an aggressive viral vector engineered specifically for the purpose, a group of billionaires seeks global power through discreet political assassination. In the backdrop of a presidential election and a justification based on the President’s drone program, protagonist Destiny Mitchell (from Legal Thriller) faces overwhelming odds.
A frantic 3:00 a.m. phone call from a condemned murderer drags Destiny into a sinister plot that threatens all she holds dear and results in heartbreaking personal tragedy. Racing against time, she and best friend/Chronicle reporter Kiyomi are marked for death, outmatched, in the dark, and in need of a major break, which comes from a surprising source. Enjoy twist after twist right down to the provocative conclusion!
The “Eerie” Factor
Viral Vector deals with cutting-edge science and technological concepts. The potential of utilizing such a weapon for assassination is real. According to an article in the Atlantic Magazine, The U.S. government is surreptitiously collecting the DNA of world leaders, and is reportedly protecting that of Barack Obama. Decoded, these genetic blueprints could provide compromising information. In the not-too-distant future, they may provide something more as well—the basis for the creation of personalized bioweapons that could take down a president and leave no trace.