A standalone adventure, THE DESCENDANT is written for mature teens and adults. It is a companion-story, or prequel to THE JOSHUA FILES.
Molecular geneticist Jackson Bennett is stunned when the colleague he’s meeting at Mexico City airport is led away by the authorities. Now they're after him, too. On the run, Jackson discovers that he's been passed a mysterious test-tube containing the missing scientist's final, coded message.
With the help of archaeologist, Dr. Marie-Carmen Valencia, Jackson must now decipher the message and solve a puzzle which begins with an enigmatic DNA code and ends with a long-forgotten, ancient burial chamber in Iraq.
The two young scientists are drawn into a headlong race to unlock human powers so ancient that the memory of them exists only in the human genome, so world-changing that their owners could control the destiny of the earth.
Praise for THE JOSHUA FILES by the same author:
"Will keep you up all night to finish" San Jose Mercury News
"Satisfyingly twisty" Financial Times
"An absorbing read." The Australian
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