Invasive Procedures

Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston

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George Galen is a brilliant scientist, a pioneer in gene therapy. But Galen is dangerously insane – he has created a method to alter human DNA, not just to heal diseases, but to “improve” people – make them stronger, make them able to heal more quickly, and make them compliant to his will.

Frank Hartman is also a brilliant virologist, working for the government’s ultra-secret bio-hazard agency. He has discovered how to neutralize Galen’s DNA-changing virus, making him the one man who stands in the way of Galen’s plan to "improve" the entire human race.

This taut thriller takes the reader a few years into the future, and shows the promise and danger of new genetic medicine techniques.

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INVASIVE PROCEDURES (Chapter:1 HEALERS)

Dolores never met a Healer she didn't like until the night they took her away. It happened at the playground on Santa Monica Beach at about two o'clock in the morning. Dolores slept in the metal tube that connected the jungle gym to the swirly slide. For a homeless woman of forty, it wasn't that bad of an arrangement. She had privacy here, and the garbage cans at the playground usually had enough juice boxes or snack packets to tide her over until morning.

A passerby would, no doubt, think Dolores older than her forty years.

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"[Empire is a] relentless thriller, which couldn't be timelier and is, for all its hyperactivity and flip, Hollywoodish one-liners, heartfelt and sobering. ...there are many deftly shaped supporting players, and major shocks explode in a split second (no Stephen King slo-mo for Card!). Moreover, all the action doesn't obscure the author's message about the dangers of extreme political polarization and the need to reassert moderation and mutual citizenship; indeed, it drives it home." --Booklist
 
"[A] blistering read. Card plots hard-boiled action just as well as Tom Clancy, and layers in character detail and dialogue you'll never find in a Jack Ryan novel." --Entertainment Weekly on Empire

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Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston

Orson Scott Card is the bestselling author of Ender's Game.  Aaron Johnston is a successful Hollywood screenwriter. The book is loosely based on an old short story of Card’s, “Malpractice”.

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Invasive Procedures
Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
November 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429966566
ISBN10: 1429966564
352 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Science Fiction
July 2008
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765352828
ISBN10: 0765352826
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 416 pages
$7.99
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