David Myers is a young neurosurgeon willing to bend the rules to join the elite group of researchers who dominate the emerging field of gene therapy. But just when success is within reach, his cherished career is threatened. It becomes clear that someone else has been bending the rules-on him. As he searches frantically for an explanation, he discovers a terrible secret. He and his family have been unwitting subjects in a fifty year-old genetic experiment. And unless he can unravel the mystery, none of them-least of all Dr. David Myers-are safe.
About the Author
Raphael Hirsch was born in Chicago. He was educated at Northwestern University and The University of Illinois Medical School, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute. He has practiced medicine for twenty-five years and is the author of over eighty articles in medical journals. He is presently Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh where he leads a national gene therapy research program.