The Experiment by John Darnton

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A world we can't imagine may lie just around the corner . . .

With the brilliant combination of cutting-edge science and nerve-jangling suspense that made his first novel, Neanderthal, a major bestseller, John Darnton returns with The Experiment.On a remote island off the Southeastern coast, a young man named Skyler sees his friends vanish one by one. In a small New York town, a journalist observes a corpse with its fingerprints burned off. In New York City, an expert on twins stumbles upon a case that hits stunningly close to home for her. Soon, all three come together on the trail of a scientific experiment more audacious than they could have conceived--and so secret that none of them may be allowed to survive.

* John Darnton is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the George Polk Award for his journalism
 

About John Darnton

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John Darnton has worked for forty years as a reporter, editor, and foreign correspondent for The New York Times. He was awarded two George Polk Awards for his coverage of Africa and Eastern Europe, and the Pulitzer Prize for his stories that were smuggled out of Poland during the period of martial law. He is a best-selling author whose previous novels include Neanderthal and The Darwin Conspiracy. He lives in New York.
 
Published September 1, 1999 by Dutton : Penguin Group. 421 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Horror. Fiction

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The author of Neanderthal returns with a second science-drenched thriller that's as au courant as you'd expect from a veteran New York Times man (Darnton is that paper's cultural news editor). The nov

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Jude, Skyler and Tizzie undertake a cross-country hunt for clues, all the while hunted in turn not only by the Orderlies but by a renegade FBI faction involved in the grand conspiracy behind all the fuss.

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In his bestselling first novel, 1996's Neanderthal, Darnton envisioned a band of pre-Homo sapiens creating havoc in Central Asia.

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Austin Chronicle

Darnton, who penned Neanderthal, attempts to exploit the concept of the double in every conceivable way for maximum dramatic -- and occasionally comic -- effect.

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