Invasive Procedures (Hardcover)

By Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston

Tor Books, 9780765314246, 352pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2007

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Digital Audiobook (9/30/2007)
Mass Market (7/29/2008)
Compact Disc (10/1/2007)
Audio Cassette (10/1/2007)
MP3 CD (10/1/2007)

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George Galen is a brilliant scientist, a pioneer in gene therapy. But Galen is dangerously insane - he has created a method to alter human DNA, not just to heal diseases, but to "improve" people - make them stronger, make them able to heal more quickly, and make them compliant to his will.
Frank Hartman is also a brilliant virologist, working for the government's ultra-secret bio-hazard agency. 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.
This taut thriller takes the reader a few years into the future, and shows the promise and danger of new genetic medicine techniques.

About the Author

Orson Scott Card is the bestselling author of "Ender's Game." Aaron Johnston is a successful Hollywood screenwriter. The book is loosely based on an old short story of Card's, "Malpractice."

Praise For Invasive Procedures

"[Empire is a] relentless thriller, which couldn't be timelier and is, for all its hyperactivity and flip, Hollywoodish one-liners, heartfelt and sobering. ...there are many deftly shaped supporting players, and major shocks explode in a split second (no Stephen King slo-mo for Card!). Moreover, all the action doesn't obscure the author's message about the dangers of extreme political polarization and the need to reassert moderation and mutual citizenship; indeed, it drives it home." --Booklist "[A] blistering read. Card plots hard-boiled action just as well as Tom Clancy, and layers in character detail and dialogue you'll never find in a Jack Ryan novel." --Entertainment Weekly on Empire