Kira Peikoff’s “No Time to Die” is a bioethics thriller in which twenty-seven people, including scientists, doctors and critically ill patients have vanished. Now, the most important person of all, Zoe Kincaid, a college student whose DNA has stopped her aging process, is missing.
Zoe’s chronological age is 20, but she’s stuck in the physical body of a 14-year-old. Frustrated at being treated and thought of as a child, Zoe seeks out doctors who can give her a medical reason for her condition. Just when it seems help is beyond her reach, Zoe learns of Galileo and the Network.
Les Mahler, chief of the Justice Department’s Bioethics Committee, suspects the Network is kidnapping people to perform illegal science experiments. He has been working for two years to find Galileo and bring down the Network. So far, he’s managed to keep the abductions classified and hidden from the public. Les knows time may be running out before he’s forced to go public. Refusing to admit defeat, he decides to do everything in his power, legal or not, to find the Network and bring Galileo to justice.
Who is Galileo and what is the Network? Are they working to help mankind or is this evil disguised as a cause to unethically advance medical science? Is there a moral issue here as to how long humans should live? Does a person have the right to say what experiments can be done with their DNA?
Kira Peikoff has written a brilliant, fast-paced thriller that provokes questions about the direction of medical science today. With smooth writing, a well-thought-out plot, and realistic characters, “No time to Die” is a winner that fans of medical thrillers will love.
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