"Bendix Schere - The World's Most Caring Company" - at least that's what Montana Bannerman geniunely thinks and encourages her father, renowned geneticist, Dr. Richard Bannerman to accept their offer to take over the Bannerman Genetics laboratory.
Used to scrabbling for funds, Montana is amazed at the new labs
and equipment they are given, and even her father begins to think
that maybe the Corporate world isn't so bad after all. Dr. Bannerman is one of the few scientists there who are against patents, he thinks that knowledge should be shared, but Bendix Schere have different ideas. They want to patent as much of his work as possible, but that will be difficult, as most of his research had already been published.
Enter Conor Molloy, patent attorney, who must try and get the patents anyway. But Conor has a different agenda at Bendix Schere. He knows their secrets and wants to expose them and is only biding his time to do so. What he hadn't counted on was
falling in love with Montana Bannerman. Can he expose Bendix Schere without putting her in danger?
Part horror, part action, part romance, part morality tale, this is a book that has something for everyone, although if you are squeamish, some bits might be a little uncomfortable to read.
A real page turner, if a little on the long side. I however
enjoyed the length, as it gave a chance to the author to really delve into the characters and you come away feeling as if you know these people and worry for them.
The parts on genetics are very well researched, although easy to
follow even if you aren't in the least technically minded. I don't know if what can happen with the genetic research in the book could actully happen with the science we have today, but the scary part is, it could one day.
An excellent read.