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Ballantine, Jul 2001, 19.95, 336 pp.
ISBN: 034544373

    Agrenomics is a bioengineering company that is developing, testing, and planning to implement a genetic weapon of mass destruction. They are performing their work on behalf of a client who wants to bring America to its knees. The firm is spraying a genetic vector all over the Midwest so that a deadly disease limited to the animal population will invade the human race.
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    Dr. Kathleen Sullivan believes that scientific experts should police the bioengineering companies to insure they are adhering to what they claim they say they are doing. At a conference, she meets Dr. Richard Steele, an ER doctor who is very concerned with hazards ignored by the bioengineering crowd. When they return to New York, someone targets both of them for death. Still the intrepid duo risk their lives to expose wrongdoings that could impact future generations if not stopped.

    It is quite frightening to realize that humanity has reached the ability to eradicate the species without dropping one nuclear bomb. However, what makes this tale even scarier is that it feels plausible for brilliant scientists to willingly eradicate part of the populace in a sort of wisdom without compassion manner. Through his highly technical explanations are beyond the ken of the average layperson, Peter Clement concludes with his medical thriller MUTANT that science fiction is very close to science fact.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 70%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Medical Thriller    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   story of bio weapon/virus    -   cure/disease Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   stopping a saboteur/spy    -   preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Amnesia story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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