The Sixth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders

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Bestselling author Lawrence Sanders breaks new ground with a story about a doctor who plays God—with horrifying results
Bingham Foundation field investigator Samuel Todd has been assigned to approve a grant to Dr. Telford Thorndecker, the current head of Crittenden Hall, a senior care facility. Thorndecker’s wealthy first wife died in a drowning accident. The Nobel Prize–winning scientist is now married again, and his second wife is a gamine beauty four years younger than his daughter. Commanding and charismatic, Thorndecker is a man in his prime. But as Todd digs deeper into the goings-on at Crittenden Hall, he begins to question the very essence of the man. Is Thorndecker a brilliant scientist on the edge of a monumental breakthrough, or a madman who’ll stop at nothing to achieve immortality? Todd must make his own Hobson’s choice as he races to stop a conspiracy that could have calamitous consequences for years to come.
 

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Lawrence Sanders was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 15, 1920. He graduated from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, in 1942 and served in the Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946. After years of working as an editor for a number of magazines, including Mechanics Illustrated and Science and Mechanics, Lawrence Sanders wrote and published his first novel, The Anderson Tapes (1970), at the age of 50 which won the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel from The Mystery Writers of America. It was made into a film in 1971, as was The First Deadly Sin (1973). Sanders died February 7, 1998
 
Published February 12, 2013 by Open Road Media. 350 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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The erratic Mr. Sanders is at his tackiest here, hyping up this slow tale out of two borrowed, stale formulas.

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