|Mutant (2001) [Novel]|
by Peter Clement
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Series: Richard Steele
(From the publisher):
On an isolated stretch of highway in Oahu, a woman cradles her dying son in her arms. In the days that follow, an autopsy draws a shocking conclusion: the boy, his lungs filled with blood, died of a disease previously found only in birds. On the other side of the globe, Dr. Richard Steele, a burned-out ER doctor is being recruited into a movement to examine the hazards of genetically modified foods, a job that takes him to an explosive conference in Hawaii.
Spearheaded by a charismatic female doctor, the anti-bioengineering movement is gathering steam. While a powerful company is using genetic breakthroughs to create disease-resistant super crops, activists warn that new DNA strains will wreak havoc an the enviroment. But no one suspects that the controversy is masking a far more frightening human threat--one that could lead to the deadlist weapon of mass destruction ever unleashed upon the world...
Original title: Mutant
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense