By Lewis Perdue
(Forge Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780765340665, 400pp.)
Publication Date: September 23, 2004
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* FACT: Bioweapons designers are developing deadly, genetically engineered, life-forms triggered by race- and ethnic-related genes.
*FACT: DNA analysis shows that the human race has come close to extinction in the past.
* QUESTION: Will "Slatewiper" bring the human race to the brink of extinction again?
When Lara Blackwood, a brilliant genetic engineer, receives a call asking for her help in solving a ghastly epidemic in Tokyo, she's happy to do what she can . To her horror she discovers that her life's work has been perverted to produce a revolutionary new genetic weapon that kills by turning people's own ethnic-related chromosomes against them.
Humanity's clock is ticking as Lara struggles against staggering odds to expose the conspiracy behind "Slatewiper"--before a nightmarish terrorist scheme threatens the entire human race with extinction!
Lewis Perdue studied biology and biophysics at Cornell University. He is also the bestselling author of numerous fiction and nonfiction works, including Daughter of God and The Delphi Betrayal. Perdue lives in Sonoma, California.
"Perdue has crafted a story that grips the reader's imagination: Can this be real? Is it possible for such a weapon to exist? Remarkably, Perdue unflinchingly treads on Crichton's turf but emerges with a novel that feels fresh and original. A must for medical-thriller devotees."--Booklist on Slatewiper
"In light of current medical epidemics, this is a timely offering. . . . Humanity's very existence is at stake in this latest hair-raiser by Perdue (Daughter of God), a no-holds-barred biogenetic thriller."--Publishers Weekly on Slatewiper
"Rich research for science/action thrills."--Kirkus Reviews on Slatewiper
"Slatewiper goes beyond the mundane of the medical thriller to weave a cunning blend of historical and ultra-modern fact fashioned into a stunningly unique plot to turn your own chromosomes into lethal weapons . . . Combining the best of a page-turning thriller with classic human stories is a hard road to follow; Lewis Perdue is running down that path full speed. If you want to check out a new, fresh thriller writer, run with him!"--James Grady, author of Six Days of the Condor
"Perdue unflinchingly treads on Crichton's turf but emerges with a novel that feels fresh and original. A must for medical-thriller devotees."
"Humanity's very existence is at stake in this latest hair-raiser by Perdue, a no-holds-barred biogenetic thriller."
"Rich research for science/action thrills."
"Weaves a cunning blend of historical and ultra-modern fact into a stunningly unique plot."