Tuesday, November 4, 2014
In 2023 America—bankrupt, violently divided by the culture wars, and beholden to archrival China—the rules of the game are complicated. With the danger mounting, the dead bodies of young women piling up, Chinese agents circling, and the US Department of National Competitiveness moving in to quash his investigation, Azadian’s only option is to go rogue, assemble a team of brilliant misfits like himself, and begin the fight of his life to find out who is killing these women and why, and if any others like them may still be alive. -- Arcade/Skyhorse Publishing
GENESIS CODE: A THRILLER OF THE NEAR FUTURE by Jamie Metzl sounds like a very unique (and scary!) thriller. Fast forward to 2023 when America is indebted to China (which is not entirely out of the realm of possibility) and they learn that China has a secret genetic enhancement program. The Americans believe they have to stay competitive with the Chinese; however, the US has restrictions on the rules. As a result, someone in power devises a secret plan to impregnate women with genetically enhanced embryos... without their knowledge.
While you might be thinking that this book sounds a little far-fetched, there is evidence out there that China might actually have a program similar to the one described in GENESIS CODE. Last year, Wired ran an article on a young entrepreneur in China moving ahead on this type research. This definitely opens the door the some of the questions raised in this novel.
I have a copy of GENESIS CODE to share with one lucky reader. To enter, just fill out the form below before November 17th at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck!