He kicked the leather chair away and instantly the rope snapped tight. His lungs burned and the veins in his face felt close to bursting. His brown eyes bulged as if in surprise. Which, of course, it wasn't. He had to die: it was his only option.
Human experiments in Zimbabwe. An Australian farmer's death. A Sydney CEO's suicide.
These events are linked in the mind of one woman, Serena Swift, a ballsy advertising director with a guilty conscience, when she decides to take on one of the world's most powerful producers of genetically modified food, Gene-Asis.
Serena disguises herself to infiltrate Gene-Asis in an attempt to expose the company's horrific genetic experiments, but doesn't realise her investigations are being watched by those most powerful in the company.
Suddenly Swift's informants disappear, she is hunted by a hired killer, and framed for murder. Chased from Sydney to New York, she must face the man she fears most, on his own turf. If she fails, nothing can stop a global catastrophe. And nobody can help her - except a dead man.
With climate change on everyone's mind, there's no shortage of eco-thrillers on the market....but this Australian based debut deserves a place among the big names.
The Genesis Flaw is set in a near future where genetically engineered crops supply most of the world's food. Unknown to the public, they are triggering dangerous changes in human DNA and there is a conspiracy to hide the truth.
The appeal of this book is not so much the science but the characters and the tension (sexual and otherwise) between them...This book is a sweaty-palm page-turner with short chapters and loads of action - the literary equivalent of The Day After Tomorrow or Lost - ie exciting, compulsive reading.
"The literary equivalent of "The Day After Tomorrow" or "Lost"; exciting, compulsive reading." --"Bookseller + Publisher"
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st August 2010
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5 x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.56