Double Helix by Nancy Werlin

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Eighteen-year-old Eli discovers a shocking secret about his life and his family while working for a Nobel Prize-winning scientist whose specialty is genetic engineering.


About Nancy Werlin

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NANCY WERLIN was born in Massachusetts, where she still lives. In writing for teenagers, she always strives to combine the emotional intensity of a coming-of-age story with the page-turning tension of a suspense thriller. Nancya (TM)s books have won numerous awards and accolades, including the Edgar award for The Killera (TM)s Cousin, which was also named one of the a oe100 Best of the Best for the 21st Centurya by the American Library Association. Her most recent book, The Rules of Survival, was a National Book Award Finalist. Visit her web site at
Published May 5, 2005 by Puffin. 258 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Fiction

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Some terrible secret lies between Dr. Wyatt and Eli’s parents, which must explain Dr. Wyatt’s fascination with Eli, and Eli’s father’s hatred of Dr. Wyatt.

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Eli is thrilled, but the news horrifies his father, who, without explanation, asks Eli to turn it down (Eli takes it anyway).

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The Book Report NetworkSign up for our newsletters!Whiskey and email make a bad combination, discovers Eli Samuels, as he somehow, some way finds himself interviewing for a job with the company run by world-famous geneticist Quincy Wyatt.

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Eighteen year old Eli Samuels has just graduated from high school and lucked into a job at Wyatt Transgenics—offered to him by Dr. Quincy Wyatt, the legendary molecular biologist.

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