A Conspiracy of Genes

Mark de Castrique

Richard Powers (Narrator)

10-05-07

4hrs 40min

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10-05-07

4hrs 40min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Action & Adventure

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“The suspense builds to a brilliant conclusion…This work is storytelling at its best, totally drawing you into every event happening…A great read, I give it a high recommendation.” Midwest Book Review

He knows the secret, she knows the truth…

“The list. You’re on the list. God’s chosen Gene.”

When children’s hospital volunteer and high school student Gene Adamson hears the words of the dying man, the gunman who used him as a shield after murdering a prominent geneticist, Gene thinks the man delirious. But then the bodies of killer and victim disappear from the morgue, and a ten-year-old girl desperately needing a heart transplant is mysteriously bumped from her number-one spot on the organ-recipient list. The list. What is the list? Gene, together with Jeanne Everston, the beautiful daughter of the murdered geneticist, appears to have stumbled onto a medical conspiracy so deadly the very knowledge of its existence marks them for death.

As a child’s life hangs in the balance, Gene believes he’s discovered the answer. He thinks he’s cracked the conspiracy wide open. He is so wrong.

Praise

“The suspense builds to a brilliant conclusion…This work is storytelling at its best, totally drawing you into every event happening…A great read, I give it a high recommendation.” Midwest Book Review

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Language English
Release Day Oct 4, 2007
Release Date October 5, 2007
Release Date Machine 1191542400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Children's Books, Mystery & Suspense, Children/YA, Children 8-12, Fiction - All, Fiction - Child
Author Bio
Mark de Castrique

Mark de Castrique is the author of the Washington, DC, political thriller, The 13th Target, and author of the critically acclaimed Barry Clayton and Sam Blackman mystery series, both set in the mountains of his native North Carolina, and as well as mysteries for young adults. He is a veteran of the television and film production industry and serves as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Narrator Bio
Richard Powers

Richard Powers has published thirteen novels. He is a MacArthur Fellow and received the National Book Award. His book, The Overstory, won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.

Overview

He knows the secret, she knows the truth…

“The list. You’re on the list. God’s chosen Gene.”

When children’s hospital volunteer and high school student Gene Adamson hears the words of the dying man, the gunman who used him as a shield after murdering a prominent geneticist, Gene thinks the man delirious. But then the bodies of killer and victim disappear from the morgue, and a ten-year-old girl desperately needing a heart transplant is mysteriously bumped from her number-one spot on the organ-recipient list. The list. What is the list? Gene, together with Jeanne Everston, the beautiful daughter of the murdered geneticist, appears to have stumbled onto a medical conspiracy so deadly the very knowledge of its existence marks them for death.

As a child’s life hangs in the balance, Gene believes he’s discovered the answer. He thinks he’s cracked the conspiracy wide open. He is so wrong.

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