Perfect People

Perfect People

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John and Naomi Klaesson are devastated after the death of their child from a rare genetic disorder. More than anything they want another, but the chances of their next child being born with the same defect are high. Then they hear about Doctor Leo Dettore. He has methods that can spare them the heartache of ever losing another child to any disease, and so begins their journey. They should have known something was wrong when they saw the list. Choose the eye colour, hair, great sporting ability. They can design their child. Now it's too late to turn back. Naomi is pregnant, and already something is wrong...
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2011
ISBN: 9780230760530
9781447208853
9780230760523
023076052X
Branch Call Number: JAM
JAM
Characteristics: 483 p ; 24 cm

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cheadlebeagle
Jun 16, 2012

Very disappointing and could see the ending coming a mile away. Stick to his Inspector Grace stories.

BPLNextBestAdults Jun 05, 2012

After losing their first son to a rare fatal interaction between the couple’s gene pools, John and Naomi have decided to have another son. They seek the assistance of Dr. Leo Dettore, a genetic scientist, who offers a gene-screening process which allows couples to “design” their unborn children. As Dr. Dettore’s patients begin to die at the hands of a murderous cult, the couple flees to England, believing they are safe.

Their troubles have only begun. After Naomi delivers boy-girl twins, and not the son they had selected, they realize the ethical dilemmas of the doctor’s plan for a new breed of humanity. In this well-written, fast-paced page-turner, both the main characters and the readers are left questioning the ethics of genetic manipulation.

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