forces set loose ...in a debut novel where the characters
can't wait to argue about chromosomes, gene vectors,
and delivery methods...there are breathless chase scenes,
triple and quadruple crosses, even a bit of romance with
fun. While Crichton treads on water, it's good to see
someone else take up the reins with such gusto."
has penned an explosive read, with a complex web of deceit, keeping the reader
entranced. In the style of Michael Crichton and Robin Cook, Erlick's
fictional tale provides readers with the scientific and
sociological possibilities of the not too distant future."
factual information on cutting-edge gene engineering with a suspenseful plot,
Erlick's fast-paced thriller belongs in most sf collections."
"A cracking good
read that kept me turning the pages into the wee hours. GermLine will
scare the hell out of you it's so plausible, and the story
itself moves like wildfire. Erlick really knows his stuff."
Preston, New York Times bestselling
co-author of Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities
the promise---and the threat---of radical gene therapy
eerily plausible. GermLine has
been genetically engineered for maximum suspense and
Cox, New York Times bestselling
author of The Eugenics Wars
World renowned experts in gene therapy and
"Spellbinding!...This book is a must-read for anyone
who thinks that our scientific advances in genetics will
only be used to treat diseases. The issues are complex, and
this book deals with them from all sides. An outstanding
French Anderson, MD, Director, Gene Therapy Laboratories
Father of Gene Therapy"
"Bold, provocative, GermLine is for anyone
who has ever wondered where medicine ends and genetic engineering
might begin. Fiction based on science is always risky unless
the science is highly credible. Erlick's writing is
both engaging and believable."
---J. Craig Venter, PhD, President,
Center for the Advancement of Genomics