A science fiction novel by Simon Quellen Field
What would it be like to be genetically engineered?
To have your genes selected from thousands of the most
successful athletes, scientists, businessmen, and
scholars from all over the world?
Jack Wright knows, because that's just what was done to
Growing up with the expectations of greatness, all his
successes taken for granted, all his accomplishments
attributed to his genes, he can run faster than any
Olympian, but will never get a medal, since genetic
enhancements are considered unfair competition, like
performance enhancing drugs.
In a world where broad spectrum antiviral drugs have
made most illnesses things of the past, including all
sexually transmitted diseases, relationships form
quickly and easily, without fear, except for Jack.
Living alone, the scars of growing up as a lonely
superman leave him particularly at a loss when his
path intersects with two women, whose secrets get
them all involved with murder, gang warfare,
illegal drug trading, and a mystery that Jack is
uniquely suited to solve.