Louis de Savy (a nom de plume) hails from an Anglo-French family steeped in medicine and politics. He read medical science in London and climbed the professional ladder to hospital consultancy status, his career taking him to many places in the world and bringing him into contact with overseas colleagues who helped him to form a wider perspective on health care issues.
During his career he was dismayed to watch the NHS being used by successive governments as a political football, each senselessly undoing the policies of the previous one.
After years of writing about advances in medical science in journal articles and books, he decided in retirement, by way of contrast, to direct his pen to fiction and to explore a subject which has long fascinated him – the hidden destinies imposed upon us by our genes. The Passion Gene is his first novel.
He was a successful hospital consultant with an international reputation and a happy family life. She was a beautiful research assistant who was going places. When they began an affair, he thought his life was complete – but neither of them realised they were powerless to fight their biological destiny.