Invasive Procedures

Invasive Procedures

Book - 2007
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"The Healers move in secrecy through the city streets, their huge, strong bodies hidden in dark cloaks. They bring a deadly promise to the poor of the city They can cure the incurable diseases - Parkinson's, sickle cell - and they ask for nothing in return. But the genetic therapy techniques they are using are so targeted that what will cure one can, and will, bring certain painful death to anyone else exposed." "The Healers are not doctors, not scientists. They are members of a religious cult that is ruled by their living Prophet. That man is George Galen, a brilliant scientist and a pioneer in genetic therapy But Galen is dangerously insane. He has created a method to alter human DNA, not just to heal diseases, but to "improve" people, to make them stronger, able to heal more quickly, and compliant to his will." "Frank Hartman is a brilliant virologist working for the government's ultrasecret biohazard agency. It is to Hartman that the BHA turns to find away to cure the deadly disease that keeps breaking loose in Los Angeles. He has discovered how to neutralize Galen's DNA-changing virus, making him the one man who stands in the way of Galen's plan to improve the entire human race"--Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 076531424X
9780765314246
Branch Call Number: S CARD
Characteristics: 351 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Johnston, Aaron

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Jul 29, 2012

A lot of things were far too predictable to create the necessary mystery and suspense of a thriller. The biology in this novel lacks any innovation. This is an okay preteen or young teen read but would be unlikely to make an impression to an adult.

bidbid Jul 23, 2012

Not Orson Scott Card's best novel, by a long shot... perhaps because it's a co-written novel. If you want a good novel of his read Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead.

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Jul 29, 2012

richardhe thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 16

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