Slatewiper by Lewis Perdue

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* FACT: Our chromosomes contain billions of so-called "junk DNA" sequences. Some of them are the intact genetic blueprints of ancient gene-altering pathogens.

* FACT: Bioweapons designers are developing deadly, genetically engineered, killer life-forms that are triggered by race-and ethnic-related genes.

* FACT: DNA analysis shows that the human race has come extremely close to extinction in the past. One cause of this could have been a "slatewiper"-a lethal pestilence that nearly wiped the human slate clean.

* FACT: By the end of World War II, Japan's biowarfare arsenal was the most advanced in the world thanks to its inhumane medical experiments that equaled those of the Third Reich.

The time has come for . . . Slatewiper.

Lara Blackwood, genetic engineering entrepreneur and presidential advisor, receives a call from an old college friend who asks her help in solving a ghastly epidemic in Tokyo. She agrees to help and, with a single phone call, sets in motion a chain of death and mayhem stretching from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., Amsterdam, and Japan.

To her horror, she discovers her life's work has been perverted to produce a revolutionary new genetic weapon that kills by turning people's own chromosomes against them.

Now Lara must risk assassination to expose the conspiracy behind "Slatewiper"-before a nightmarish terrorist scheme threatens the entire human race with extinction!

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About Lewis Perdue

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Lewis Perdue studied biology and biophysics at Cornell University. He is also the bestselling author of numerous fiction and nonfiction works, including Daughter of God and The Delphi Betrayal. Perdue lives in Sonoma, California.
Published April 1, 2007 by Forge Books. 404 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Self Help, Romance, Parenting & Relationships. Fiction

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Aiding Kurata is Blackwood's nemesis, Sheila Gaillard, as beautiful and brilliant as Blackwood and altogether deadly, and Kurata's nephew and heir, American-taught Akira Sugawara, loyal but finally driven to rebellion by the horrors he witnesses.

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Fired from her job as CEO of Genitron by Daiwa Ichiban head honcho Tokutaro Kurata, Lara investigates the disease when Army doctor Jim Condon sends her a tissue sample taken from a dead Korean.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Back in Maryland, Dr Lara Blackwood, founder and CEO of GenIntron Corporation, drives past the hordes of demonstrators into the compound, only to be met by a bank president and past board member who tells her that the Japanese company to which she had been forced to sell GenIntron has called in t...

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