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Gargoyles (2001) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

With the recent completion of the human genome project, speculation on future genetic research has run wild. Most people fear what might happen once humans have the ability to create perfect children. What will it mean when the human race no longer has to deal with natural imperfections, when science can be used to eradicate disability, disease, unique features, asymmetrical faces? But little attention has been given to the other possibility of such research: what will happen now that the human race may have the ability to create perfectly imperfect children? The research industry, and the human race, may never be the same.

Brilliant pre-med student Amoreena Daniels needs money. Desperately. Her mother is dying of metastatic cancer, and the medical insurance has run out. When told of a new cancer study that offers some measure of hope for patients in her mother's condition, Amoreena is thrilled, until she realizes that the treatment will cost $30,000. When a seemingly legitimate women's clinic offers Amoreena $50,000 for service as a surrogate mother, Amoreena thinks her prayers have been answered. But then, much too early, her baby begins to move.

The strange dreams, another surrogate's mysterious death, and a drug-addicted former medical intern confirm Amoreena's worst suspicion: there is something terribly wrong with her pregnancy. Amoreena embarks on a dangerous journey to uncover the truth behind the endless battery of genetic tests, sonograms, and frightened patients, only to discover that she has unwittingly become a pawn in a high-stakes game of biomedical experimentation.

Original title: Gargoyles
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense
FictionHorrorMedical Horror & Evil Science

Edition #1: Gargoyles

Gargoyles (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Gargoyles is a heart-stopping page turner that kept me on the edge of my seat. Alan Nayes combines his expertise and slick writing to brilliantly bring to life the all-too-real possibilities of genetic engineering in the wrong hands. Gargoyles is a frighteningly good read!" April Christofferson, author of The Protocol and Edgewater
  • "A splendid debut. A timely tale, steadily accelerating suspense...and a warning." Charles Wilson, author of Deep Sleep and Extinct
  • "The idea behind this story is first-rate. Dr. Nayes shows the dark side of genetic engineering run amok, in a nightmarish biotech scenario...Gargoyles is an audacious beginning for a bold new writer of medical thrillers." David M. Shobin, author of The Provider
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Gargoyles (2001)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 0765300109
Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.8 x 1.2
Pages: 379

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