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"Luke Abramson, a brilliant cellular biologist who is battling lung cancer, has one joy in life, his ten-year-old granddaughter, Angela. When he learns that Angela has an inoperable brain tumor and is given less than six months to live, Abramson wants to try a new enzyme, Mortality Factor 4 (MORF4), that he believes will kill Angela's tumor. However, the hospital bureaucracy won't let him do it because MORF4 has not yet been approved by the FDA. Knowing that Angela will die before he can get approval of the treatment, Abramson abducts Angela from the hospital with plans to take her to a private research laboratory in Oregon. Luke realizes he's too old and decrepit to flee across the country with his sick granddaughter, chased by the FBI. So he injects himself with a genetic factor that will stimulate his body's production of telomerase, an enzyme that has successfully reversed aging in animal tests. As the chase weaves across the country from one research facility to another, Luke begins to grow physically younger, stronger. He looks and feels the way he did thirty or forty years ago. Yet his lung cancer is not abating; if anything the tumors are growing faster. And Angela is dying"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Tor, c2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765332936
Branch Call Number: SF BOV
Characteristics: 364 p. ;,22 cm


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Feb 27, 2018

I really enjoyed the pace in spite of the characters being a bit shallow and predictable. Unlike some who've reviewed it on Goodreads, I thought it was well written, with a believable story that enlightens the reader about the possibilities science holds for curing and extending life. It's a quick read that in some ways mimics thrillers, without the violence, killing and bloodshed.

Jul 08, 2017

Okay, this was different.
Old geezer hero so in dark he was babe magnet.

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