Dr. MacKinnon—owner of a genetic hospital—tempts destiny to cure all diseases. When you challenge destiny, the challenge is the destiny.
“Thought-provoking, and inherently compelling epic novel that showcases author J. P. Maximus genuine flair for engaging his reader's rapt attention and holding it firmly from cover to cover, ‘Rediscovering Charlie’ is an extraordinary read." —Midwest Book Review More
A finalist in the INDIE Book Awards for best Inspirational Fiction—Rediscovering Charlie is a book that ultimately explores three questions:
What is balance between our destiny and predestination?
What are the acceptable limits of love and sacrifice?
And, if you could go back and relive your life, how different would things turn out?
These are the challenges that confront Dr. MacKinnon as he struggles to understand his losses and unravel the mystery of his own destiny.
Dr. MacKinnon is the owner of a hospital at the leading edge of genetic research. He comes from a family rich in tradition. His great-great-grandfather was one of the first forebears of neurosurgery and was executed for his talents; there have since been over 300 neurosurgeons in their family. Dr. MacKinnon believes his young son Charlie will be the most gifted mind and talented neurosurgeon the MacKinnons will have ever witnessed. He is a prodigy and has unmatched brilliance. There is only one obstacle to Charlie fulfilling his destiny: he is quadriplegic with only partial movement of his arms. Motivated by his condition to find a remedy, Charlie and his father are on the verge of a cure for not only Charlie—but for all diseases using gene therapy.
Destiny is thwarted when Charlie passes away due to an unfortunate incident, and the spite of those who didn’t wish to see him succeed. The company declines without its most brilliant mind having closed the final chapter of their search. Grieved by the loss of a son and best friend, Dr. MacKinnon finds it difficult to cope—but has a plan: there are strategies at his disposal to have his son back using his DNA.
Risking imprisonment to reunite, the evil machinations of those who wish to harm them challenge their fate. Dr. MacKinnon’s ultimate hope: to have Charlie back with his one obstacle removed. Their destiny can be then fulfilled; unless of course, removing that obstacle reveals a new secret. With the hope of humanity hanging in the balance—an epic mystery of love, sacrifice and fate—the epoch-defining chapter of their journey opens.
“Genes don’t lie, and interestingly they always come back.” —Rediscovering Charlie
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