By Daniel Suarez
New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Suarez offers an exciting sci-fi mystery exploring a possible destiny the place CRISPR genetic modifying permits the human species to manage evolution itself.
On a crowded teach platform, Interpol agent Kenneth Durand feels the edge of a needle—and his transformation begins...
In 2045 Kenneth Durand leads Interpol’s optimal staff opposed to genetic crime, weeding out black industry labs that practice "vanity edits" on human embryos for a value. those unlawful strategies increase embryos in ways in which are speedily accelerating human evolution—preying on human-trafficking sufferers to scan and improve their technology.
With the worlds of genetic crime and human trafficking converging, Durand and his fellow Interpol brokers realize that one determine looms at the back of all of it: Marcus Demang Wyckes, chief of a strong and complex cartel often called the Huli jing.
however the Huli jing have pointed out Durand, too. After being forcibly dosed with a thorough new switch agent, Durand wakes from a coma weeks later to discover he’s been genetically remodeled into somebody else—his such a lot sought after suspect: Wyckes.
Now a fugitive, pursued in the course of the genetic underworld by way of his former colleagues and the police, Durand is decided to revive his unique DNA by means of finding the resource of the mysterious—and hugely valuable—change agent. yet Durand hasn’t expected simply how tricky finding his enemy may be. With the know-how to genetically edit the residing, Wyckes and his Huli jing can be an individual and everyone—and they've got plans to undermine id itself.
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Marcotte paced. “The Huli jing is well funded, disciplined, and extremely low-profile—with a data-gathering operation that gives them globe-spanning influence over both illicit editing labs and human trafficking rings. So far they’ve fallen between the cracks because they don’t directly participate in either activity. But it’s time we realized how pivotal they are to both and put our heads together to deal with them. ” Her entire audience was tapping notes into virtual devices now. ” With a gesture, an inset image of a stylized fox appeared: “The fox spirit has long been a popular tattoo throughout Asia and the West.