Does It Hurt to Die by Paul Anderson

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Two weeks after a terrorist attack in Cape Town seriously injures him, Dr. Jannie de Villiers is viciously murdered. Sixteen years later, Dr de Viliers’ son, Christian de Villiers, returns to Cape Town to investigate the strange circumstances of his father's death. Little does he know that what he is about to discover will send shock waves through his system and potentially alter the world of genetic research.

Christian finds a folder that reveals his father was entangled in a secret genetic research operation that involved biological and germ warfare to control the coloured population, and was trying to hide this information from falling into the wrong hands. The folder implicates powerful spy agencies and names of global powers who were embarrassingly involved in this programme. As the embarrassing contents of the folder are leaked, Christian and his wife are kidnapped by a radical, powerful Afrikaner group who threatens death if the final cryptic clue to his father's research isn't supplied.

Holding the key to what could be unrivaled white supremacy, Christian's mother must wrestle with supplying the information or risk losing more people she loves.
 

About Paul Anderson

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Poul Anderson, November 25, 1926 - July 31, 2001 Poul Anderson was born on November 25, 1926 in Bristol, Pennsylvania to parents Anton and Astrid. After his father's death, Poul's mother took them first to Denmark and then to Maryland and Minnesota. He earned his degree in Physics from the University of Minnesota, but chose instead to write stories for science fiction magazines, such as "Astounding." Anderson is considered a "hard science fiction" writer, meaning that his books have a basis in scientific fact. To attain this high level of scientific realism, Anderson spent many hours researching his topics with scientists and professors. He liked to write about individual liberty and free will, which was a well known theme in many of his books. He also liked to incorporate his love of Norse mythology into his stories, sometimes causing his modern day characters to find themselves in fantastical worlds, such as in "Three Hearts and Three Lions," published in 1961. Anderson has written over a hundred books, his last novel, "Genesis" won the John W. Campbell Award, one of the three major science fiction awards. He is a former president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and won three Nebula awards and nine Hugo Awards. In 1997, Anderson was named a Grandmaster by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and was also inducted into the Science Fiction Fantasy Hall of Fame. Poul Anderson died on July 31, 2001 at the age of 74.
 
Published August 29, 2013 by Bookpal. 380 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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