THE FUSE IS LIT
Chicago, 2071. Supplantation, the insertion of animal genes into human DNA, once popular and legal, has been relegated to the underground due to horrible side effects. Now, a serial killer with supplanted genes terrorizes the city. During the ensuing media firestorm, corporations begin pushing dangerous new genetic research that could threaten countless lives.
“Shane M Toman’s satisfying blend of science and mystery will delight sci-fi fans who enjoy intriguing detective investigations that operate with a heavy dose of science.” – Midwest Book Review
CHICAGO, 2071: A CITY DIVIDED BY CORPORATE AND GOVERNMENT DISTRICTING.
Supplantation, the insertion of animal genes into human DNA, was once the most sought-after elective procedure in the nation. However, due to its horrible side effects, it was quickly banned and vilified, relegated to the black markets of the underground.
Now, the city is beset by a serial killer who uses his supplanted genes to commit his crimes, and supplantation is once again thrust to the forefront of everyone’s consciousness. Meanwhile, amidst the media and political firestorm, corporations have begun pushing new genetic research, setting off a chain reaction that could threaten the lives of unsuspecting citizens.
Zen, a legal executive for a private security firm, and Mik, an Army veteran turned butcher’s apprentice, must face a hidden world and fight a powerful enemy that will stop at nothing in pursuit of scientific progress.