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The Gene Thieves

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The Gene Thieves by Maria Quinn
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Brilliant, lonely genetic scientist Piggy Brown is desperate for a child, but he's in a tricky legal situation. Dancer is a lawyer with his own reasons for wanting to grant Piggy's dearest wish - and he can set up Conjugal Contracts which push the envelope of the law. Dancer visits The Nest, the official centre for surrogates, and inveigles them into recommending someone they have used before, someone who won't ask too many questions about the baby she carries. But choosing a surrogate can be risky, and this one, Angela, comes with baggage: her own child, Molly, a six-year-old who has already seen too much of her mother's world. When a grotesque kidnapping occurs, everything is thrown into chaos and Jack Lee, Chief Investigator for the UN Ethical Science Council, decides it's time to take charge of the case - for the sake of humanity's future.

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′Something for everyone here: part science fiction‚ part family drama‚ part mystery‚ part geo−political thriller ... [Maria Quinn] weaves each element together seamlessly‚ all the while never losing sight of the endearingly normal humans at the core of her tale′ aurealisXpress

′an exciting near−future thriller ... fast−paced and engaging′ Bookseller+Publisher four−star review

Release date NZ
March 1st, 2009
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Country of Publication
Australia
Imprint
Voyager
Pages
432
Dimensions
136x198x28
ISBN-13
9780732287177
Product ID
2751095

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