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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.
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"The Healers move in secrecy through the city streets, their huge, strong bodies hidden in dark cloaks. They bring a deadly promise to the poor of the city They can cure the incurable diseases - Parkinson's, sickle cell - and they ask for nothing in return. But the genetic therapy techniques they are using are so targeted that what will cure one can, and will, bring certain painful death to anyone else exposed." "The Healers are not doctors, not scientists. They are members of a religious cult that is ruled by their living Prophet. That man is George Galen, a brilliant scientist and a pioneer in genetic therapy But Galen is dangerously insane. He has created a method to alter human DNA, not just to heal diseases, but to "improve" people, to make them stronger, able to heal more quickly, and compliant to his will." "Frank Hartman is a brilliant virologist working for the government's ultrasecret biohazard agency. It is to Hartman that the BHA turns to find away to cure the deadly disease that keeps breaking loose in Los Angeles. 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."--BOOK JACKET.
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