White Male Infant by Barbara D'Amato

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Surgical pathologist Dooley McSweeny and his wife dearly love the son they adopted from Russia four years ago. But when medical tests indicate that their little boy could not possibly have come from Russia, the couple is plunged into the dark, complex, and emotionally fraught world of international adoption. Who is their son? Where did he come from? How did he come to them? The answers to these questions threaten to destroy their marriage, their happiness—and their lives—as they explode a powder keg of political intrigue.

About Barbara D'Amato

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Barbara D’Amato is the author of Authorized Personnel Only, which recently won the first Mary Higgins Clark Award, and Good Cop, Bad Cop, which won the Carl Sandburg Award for Excellence in Fiction. She has received high praise for her many novels and a non-fiction book. She lives in Chicago with her husband.
Published June 29, 2002 by Forge Books. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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It’s only a matter of time, of course, before her search for the truth converges with Dooley’s, and neither of the subplots D’Amato (Hard Road, 2001, etc.) employs to delay the payoff—baleful glimpses at the inner circle of Windsor House, an adoption mill that will stop at nothing to increase its...

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After a bone marrow biopsy on four-year-old Teddy and some additional medical tests, Dooley realizes that his beautiful red-haired, green-eyed son is not the Russian baby they thought they'd legally adopted three years earlier, but an unknown child, kidnapped from God-knows-where.

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But though they have told Teddy the truth, someone didn't tell Dooley the truth about this child that looks so much like his adopted mother, as he begins to suspect four years after the fact, when an illness requires that Teddy have some tests that reveal information Dooley finds odd.

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