The Methuselah Gene
Meet Alan Dyson, a pharmaceutical scientist who lives for his work. He thinks someone has been watching him, following him. He's right. He shouldn't have told a woman pretending to be interested in him on the internet his secret: that he's developed an experimental drug which may extend life by decades. Now that he's in the crosshairs, he's about to learn it wasn't a woman after all. More
Meet Alan Dyson, a research scientist experimenting with the longevity effects of a newly discovered bristlecone pine tree gene. He thinks he's being watched and followed. He's right. When his secret formula is stolen, and all notes are wiped from his computer, his friend--the firm’s computer programmer--secretly tracks the thief to a P.O. Box in Zion, Iowa. Under suspicion, and with his project canceled due to a bizarre death, Alan visits Zion to discover that he’s not the only stranger in town, and that someone has been using the residents as guinea pigs in a chilling medical experiment. In a dangerous gambit to expose whoever is hiding the truth, he solicits help from the police, and is arrested instead. Now, only a young woman hiding there under the Witness Protection Program can help him escape. But can he convince her to join forces to uncover this conspiracy of silence involving the potential for immortality? Because whoever is behind it all has made an astonishing discovery of Biblical proportions, and is murdering everyone to cover their tracks.
About the author:
The award winning author of five novels, Jonathan Lowe has published widely in magazines, and has had several stage plays and dozens of radio plays produced. He edits Tower Review.