Author’s name: Rolf Margenau
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
For the thriller, it’s a lighter noise where difficulties are easily removed and worries evaporate against the heroes, Dr. Lucy Mendoza and Grant Duran, the latter’s former Marine, who has a network of friends and a variety of skills. may be the envy of James Bond.
Lucy Mendoza leads the Longevity project, a medical research team tasked with exploring the potential of a new enzyme that appears to help healthy cells live longer. She oversees a pilot group of patients who all seem to be revived by the drug, and others notice this.
The government is worried about social security costs if senior citizens start living longer because of the drug, and some of Lucy’s pharmaceutical funding partners see it as another millionth pill if they can get the rights to the drug and keep it to themselves.
While some simply want to discredit the program, others hope to push the project out of balance by removing Lucy, but it is not completely surrounded by enemies. One recently hired in the Longevity project is a man she once considered more than a friend, Grant Duran, a man he intended to marry before joining the Marines.
But the two are quickly overcoming their past struggles and hurting their hearts, and when Lucy and the Longevity project are under attack, Grant must use his contact list and his military skills to figure out what they’re facing … before it’s too late.
History is fast-paced, with many people from government leaders to murderers to an evangelical preacher who questions humanity’s right to “play God.” It can sometimes be difficult to keep track of various characters ’threads, but with villains like Pinch, Krass, and Schmutz, their names pretty clearly show their role in the story.
The imaginary and apparently science-based novel raises the question of whether a long life of medical care is desirable and whether it could provide a useful basis for discussion for a book club, but the book itself does not seem to make any specific decisions for or against. idea. It only examines some of the aspects affected and leaves the reader to draw his own conclusions, although the usefulness of the medical community is never very questionable – just how to use what the medical community learns.
However, there are gaps in the plot where things go comfortably so that the story can continue to move forward or eliminate the problem without being clarified, and one of the most obvious is the relationship between Lucy and Grant. Although there are hints of romance in this book, it is not structured so that readers can experience how Grant regains Lucy’s trust again – it is simply presented as a fact, and readers are expected to move on to the twists and turns of the action and imagination.
Thoughtful but fast-paced readers who love medical thrillers with a dose of adventure will want to pick up this book. His combination of humor, irony, medical science and action will give readers a fun ride.
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