By James Calder
It's a parent's nightmare: the fertility medical professional who tinkers with the very essence of a kid. The invoice Damen sequence leaps onto a much bigger and extra bold canvas with the filmmaker-turned-sleuth's 3rd case, one the place lifestyles and demise are chillingly intertwined. His cousin's younger daughter, Margaret, is abducted and murdered. Exposing a shadowy underworld of embryo engineering, invoice reveals that the situations of Margaret's delivery have every little thing to do together with her dying. With assistance from his new assistant, the dynamic and lovely Clementine, Bill's research finds that the newest reproductive expertise is a deadly new weapon in an ageless conflict. Tagged by means of Booklist as "fast-paced...with likeable sturdy men, nasty villains...and lots of plot twists," the sequence grapples with the not easy fact that technological know-how may possibly swap, yet human nature doesn't.
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Yeah. ” I passed the gun in the course of the wood bars. She took target. I grabbed the bars and scrambled up, spreading my legs for leverage. Clem fired a shot. whilst I received to the head of the fence, I propelled myself over, touchdown not easy and rolling. “Where are they? ” I acknowledged, identifying myself up. “Taking cover,” she acknowledged. We trigger into the woods, a mixture of reside oak, sycamore, and maple. as soon as we might plunged a ways adequate into the timber to be hidden from the pasture, I veered correct. “Let's circle back,” I stated. Clem nodded. We dodged our means during the tangle of deadfall and underbrush. She carried the pistol hopefully at her facet. “Clem,” I stated, “what the hell is that? ” She peered at it. “Birth keep an eye on. Nine-millimeter Beretta Cougar. a hundred percent powerful. felony, too. ” “With your arrest list? ” “I've been staring at your perform, Mr. Law-Abiding Citizen, and it is just through sheer success and the grace of God that you simply should not have extra arrests than me. No approach i used to be coming unprepared, after what occurred final time with Ulla. ” “Yeah, good, you'll kill anyone with that thing,” I stated. Her eyes narrowed. “If i am an outstanding sufficient shot. ” The grip healthy all too simply into her hand. “I'm stunned you do not have one your self. ” “It's now not a good suggestion for an unlicensed investigator to move round pulling triggers,” I stated. “In my adventure, sidearms get you into extra hassle than they get you out of. ” “You can revise your adventure as of this present day. ” I needed to admit that Clem's gun had turn out to be useful. If I ever acquired my PI license, i would need to look at a firearm license, too. we might come over a quarter-mile north from the gate. After a number of extra mins of operating our manner throughout the woods, I angled tougher to the best. The bushes opened and we chanced on the small airborne dirt and dust street resulting in the gate. Sticking to the woods' side, we the line. The gate stood open. The Honda was once now not in sight. Nor have been any males in black. Clem's yellow Corvair sat a pair hundred yards down the line. We watched for a number of mins. The panorama used to be nonetheless and empty. Even the birds had left the sky, scared away through the pictures. I motioned Clem throughout the gate. We jogged down the line. As we got here nearer, whatever moved contained in the Corvair. I pulled Clem to the floor. in the course of the again window we observed the movement back. the security on Clem's Beretta clicked. “You've acquired your guns, i have mine,” I acknowledged, snapping open my digicam bag. I connected the lengthy lens and zoomed in. Sitting within the driver's seat, peering throughout the passenger window on the box during which we would run, used to be a gloomy head. I moved in nearer however the head turned not more particular. It was once lined through a stocking. I touched Clem and pointed again the way in which we got here. We ran for the gate and pulled it closed at the back of us. respiring demanding, we jogged again up the line, over the ridge, and right down to the most sanatorium highway. Clem had placed the gun again in her jacket. The sound of tires at the gravel in the back of us startled me. As we spun to appear, the grey Honda pulled up. The passenger window got here down. “Get in,” a youngish woman's voice acknowledged.