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Slatewiper

by Lewis Perdue

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A third-rate thriller. Moves fast enough to keep one interested, but the writing is appalling. For example: "It was then that a giant yawning ache of emptiness opened around him like a sickness, swallowing him in a throbbing maw of loneliness."
  arthos | Nov 15, 2008 |
I don't just hate this book. I really hate this book. A fantastic premise ruined by some truly bad writing. What a waste. The female heroine is a classic 'mary sue'. She's physically stunning, totally stacked, absolutely brilliant, and unforgivingly dull and boring. I wanted everyone to die . . . that's how bad this book truly is . . . ( )
  terricoop | Nov 1, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0765340666, Mass Market Paperback)

* FACT: Bioweapons designers are developing deadly, genetically engineered, life-forms triggered by race- and ethnic-related genes.

*FACT: DNA analysis shows that the human race has come close to extinction in the past.

* QUESTION: Will "Slatewiper" bring the human race to the brink of extinction again?

When Lara Blackwood, a brilliant genetic engineer, receives a call asking for her help in solving a ghastly epidemic in Tokyo, she's happy to do what she can . To her horror she discovers that her life's work has been perverted to produce a revolutionary new genetic weapon that kills by turning people's own ethnic-related chromosomes against them.

Humanity's clock is ticking as Lara struggles against staggering odds to expose the conspiracy behind "Slatewiper"--before a nightmarish terrorist scheme threatens the entire human race with extinction!

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:55:24 -0400)

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"Fact: Our chromosomes contain billions of so-called "junk DNA" sequences. Some of them are the intact genetic blueprints of ancient gene-altering pathogens." "Fact: Bioweapons designers are developing deadly, genetically engineered, killer life-forms that are triggered by race- and ethnic-related genes." "Fact: DNA analysis shows that the human race has come extremely close to extinction in the past. One cause of this could have been a "slatewiper" - a lethal pestilence that nearly wiped the human slate clean." "Fact: By the end of World War II, Japan's biowarfare arsenal was the most advanced in the world thanks to its inhumane medical experiments that equaled those of the Third Reich." "The time has come for...Slatewiper." "Lara Blackwood, genetic engineering entrepreneur and presidential advisor, received a call from an old college friend who asks her help in solving a ghastly epidemic in Tokyo. She agrees to help and, with a single phone call, sets in motion a chain of death and mayhem stretching from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., Amsterdam, and Japan." "To her horror, she discovers her life's work has been perverted to produce a revolutionary new genetic weapon that kills by turning people's own chromosomes against them."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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