Thursday, October 25, 2018

Killer T

By: Robert Muchamore
Image result for 9781471407505Location: FIC MUC
Genre: Dystopia

THE writer of the Cherub series has a new book!!!

"Tis book was difficult to put down once I got into it. Muchamore poses an interesting question : "What would happen if gene editing technology became common place and could be undertaken anywhere by anyone?" The answer is frightening. Fast paced and well researched, I really enjoyed this book and I will be recommending it to all my students." Trish- a well respected school librarian!

Harry and Charlie are teenagers who meet at a time when gene-editing technology is starting to explode. Now, with a lab in the garage, anyone can beat cancer, enhance their brain to pass exams, or tweak a few genes for a year-round tan and perfect beach body.

But in the wrong hands gene-editing is the most deadly weapon in history. Killer T is a synthetic virus with a ninety per cent mortality rate, and the terrorists who created it want a billion dollars before they'll release an antidote.

"Excellent coming of age young adult novel. Killer T is set in a futuristic Las Vegas. Harry and Charlie are smart young teens growing up in a world where gene editing and man made viruses threaten life as we know it. A well realised version of the future forecasting the impact of the modern revolutions of infotech and biotech. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Four stars" Goodreads review

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