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The Athena Factor

W. Michael Gear

Forge Books

Bizarre celebrity thefts are occurring all over the world: A piece of hair from John Lennon, Julia Roberts' bed linens, and Sheela Marks, Hollywood's hottest actress, is constantly being approached in odd ways by obsessed fans literally out for a piece of her. Paranoid and desperate for her own safety, she turns to her security expert, ex-Marine Lymon Bridges, who must match wits with his most formidable opponent yet.
One of Bridges's new recruits, Christal Anaya, was a hot shot FBI agent who recently lost her job due to a major slip-up during one of the agencies most sought after cases. Now Bridges hopes to use her investigative expertise to unveil the perpetrator behind these "attacks." But what she finds is far stranger than anything coming out of Hollywood. A major genetics firm has been all over the world, kidnapping the best genetic scientists to use their expertise in a bizarre black market trade of celebrity DNA, and its megalomaniacal mastermind will stop at nothing until the world is as beautiful as Hollywood's A-list.


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The Athena Factor
1THE ST. REGIS HOTEL, NEW YORK, FIVE YEARS LATERThe carpeted hallway was empty. Lymon Bridges double-checked to make sure as he stepped out of Sheela Marks' plush penthouse suite. He glanced up and down from long habit, checking for potential threats, and found none.He turned, nodded to Dot McGuire--Sheela's publicist--and waited while she and Sheela stepped outside. Sheela Marks clutched her fake gold-plated plastic Oscar statue in her manicured hands. She was holding it upside down like a misshapen kitchen knife. Dot, in her midforties, walked behind in a tweed jacket and
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"Dr. Frankenstein has at last perfected his art and hung out his shingle in Hollywood. The Athena Facor is a hell of a novel."---Stephen Coonts

"In The Athena Factor, Michael Gear has transformed America's obsession with Hollywood beauty into an epic thriller of transcendent terror. I thought the world would come to an end with comet strikes, mushroom clouds, and apocalyptic plagues. I never dreamed we'd overwhelm the earth with J-Lo look-alikes and George Clooney clones."-Jack Anderson, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • W. Michael Gear

  • W. MICHAEL GEAR, who holds a master's degree in archaeology, has worked as a professional archaeologist since 1978. He is currently principal investigator for Wind River Archaeological Consultants.
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The Athena Factor

W. Michael Gear

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