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October 24, 2013 / Leslie

Book Spotlight: Perfect People by Peter James

I’m a big fan of science thrillers and and am looking forward to reading the recently released Perfect People by Peter James. Following is a little information about the book and the author.

Book Spotlight

Perfect People by Peter JamesPerfect People
by Peter James
Genre: Science Thriller
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publish Date: September 1, 2013
Format: eBook | Kindle

About the Book

In Peter James’ Perfect People, when a young couple learn they are both carriers of a gene likely to give their children a rare genetic disease, they visit a secret clinic for a ‘designer baby.’ But it does not all work out as planned…

After the death of their four-year-old son from a rare genetic disorder, John and Naomi Klaesson learn that if they have another baby there’s a high risk the same thing will happen. Desperate to avoid going through the pain of losing another child, the couple visit a clinic located on a converted cruise ship in international waters, free from any legal restraints, run by a maverick geneticist, Dr. Leo Dettore. For $400,000, they can choose all the genes of their child—literally have a designer baby. However, they don’t want half the choices on offer, they just want a healthy child. Dettore tells them that if they don’t do all they can, they will risk their child being born in a genetic “underclass” because so many parents will be enhancing theirs…

On returning home to LA, their first shock is that instead of being pregnant with the son they wanted, Naomi finds she is having twins. When John, drunk, admits to a journalist they are having a designer baby, it gets into the press and they start to be hunted by a group of religious fanatics who are violently against tampering with nature or God’s will…. They flee to the UK to get away, and John takes up a research post in Sussex. The kids are born a boy and girl, and very soon he and Naomi realise they are not just bright, they are unnervingly intelligent—even at a few years old already smarter than their parents in many ways. The teacher asks them to take them out of school as they frighten other children. One morning, John finds they have killed and postmortemed their pet guinea pigs, and they don’t understand why he is angry at them. So far as they were concerned, they were doing research.

About the Author

James, Peter_CREDIT Gareth RansomePeter James is the #1 international bestselling author of the Roy Grace series. An established film producer and scriptwriter, James lived in the U.S. for a number of years and produced films, including The Merchant Of Venice, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, and Joseph Fiennes. A TV adaptation of the Roy Grace series is currently in development, with James overseeing all aspects, including scriptwriting.

In 2009 James was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Brighton in recognition of his services to literature and the community. He is Patron of Crimestoppers in Sussex alongside Vera Lynn and in 2012 was made Patron of The Whitehawk Inn. In 2011 James became Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association. He was won many literary awards, including the publicly voted ITV3 Crime Thriller AWards People’s Bestseller Dagger in 2011 and was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize for Perfect People in 2012.

James’ novels have been translated into thirty-six languages and three have been turned into films. All of his novels reflect a deep interest in the world of the police, with whom he does in-depth research and has unprecedented access, as well as science, medicine, and the paranormal. James divides his time between his homes in Notting Hill in London and near Brighton in Sussex.

Visit his website at www.peterjames.com.

Connect & Socialize with Peter!

FACEBOOK | TWITTER

Purchase the book at Amazon

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Spotlight information and review copy provided by Wunderkind PR.

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  1. stacybuckeye / Nov 1 2013 10:02 am

    Wow. Stories like these scare me because I can see them happening!

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