#BookReview The Gene Solution by Mike Rochelle

Techno-Thriller

Tripp finds himself in hot water when in order to fund his research, he crosses the ethical lines putting everyone he cares for at risk.

Synopsis:

“Tripp Galloway finds himself struggling to balance his dreams of curing diseases with his morality. His team is on the cutting edge of medicine, using gene editing to wipe diseases out of history.

Behind closed doors, he partners with a wealthy Russian Oligarch with a penchant for violence and the desire to have a family. The arrangement is simple; Tripp creates perfect babies in order to keep saving the world. The doctor must navigate through convincing the FDA, the country, and his team that the risk is worth the reward. As Tripp wades through the murky waters of modern science, we come to find out that the genetics are easy but playing God is very, very hard.

The product of years of experience, The Gene Solution is filled with groundbreaking science and powerful ethical challenges. The Gene Solution tackles head-on the quagmire that is genetic editing for humans.”

The story focuses on two sides of the coin. One being the importance of medical research and the effectiveness of drugs to help with disease, and the other darker side when it all goes wrong, and in the name of science and money innocent people are forever affected.

The characters are a mix of well-intentioned doctors and scientists caught up in the money game that to get anywhere you might have to cross some lines you didn’t think you would cross, a resentful FDA agent out to discredit their work, a powerful and dangerous Russian that will do anything to help his wife, and desperate people wanting a baby.

The timeline gradually progresses from 2025 and further with fast-paced short chapters racing from scene to scene; unravelling more about the characters, motivations and their morals. The story realistically progresses to 2026, then 2027 and so on to show how long these complicated procedures take. The author does a good job of detailing the finer points without bogging down the story. Making it easier for anyone to grasp the basic concepts of what is going on, and what is about to happen.

Those that enjoy a detailed techno-thriller that goes into minute detail of the science and medical side of things might enjoy this read.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Published by sharlene25

Sharlene Almond is the author of the genre-bending Annabella Cordova series, and a New Zealand travel book Journey in little Paradise. She has written a range of health, writing and body language articles; contributing as a guest writer on other blogs. Over the last ten years, Sharlene has attained qualifications in Body Language, Criminology, Journalism, Editing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Pet Care, and Animal Behaviour. While setting up an online nutritional business, she is studying to specialize in Medicinal Cannabis and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Sharlene is also currently editing her second Annabella Cordova novel, with two others in the works. To support her online business, Sharlene sends out a trimonthly newsletter covering health, body language, writing, and even articles centered on health topics for your pet.

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