By Daniel Suarez
New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Suarez can provide a thrilling sci-fi mystery exploring a possible destiny the place CRISPR genetic modifying permits the human species to manage evolution itself.
On a crowded teach platform, Interpol agent Kenneth Durand feels the edge of a needle—and his transformation begins...
In 2045 Kenneth Durand leads Interpol’s most advantageous group opposed to genetic crime, weeding out black marketplace labs that practice "vanity edits" on human embryos for a value. those unlawful techniques increase embryos in ways in which are quickly accelerating human evolution—preying on human-trafficking sufferers to test and strengthen their technology.
With the worlds of genetic crime and human trafficking converging, Durand and his fellow Interpol brokers detect that one determine looms in the back of all of it: Marcus Demang Wyckes, chief of a strong and complex cartel often called the Huli jing.
however the Huli jing have pointed out Durand, too. After being forcibly dosed with a thorough new switch agent, Durand wakes from a coma weeks later to discover he’s been genetically reworked into a person else—his such a lot sought after suspect: Wyckes.
Now a fugitive, pursued throughout the genetic underworld through his former colleagues and the police, Durand is set to revive his unique DNA via finding the resource of the mysterious—and hugely valuable—change agent. yet Durand hasn’t expected simply how tricky finding his enemy can be. With the know-how to genetically edit the dwelling, Wyckes and his Huli jing should be someone and everyone—and they've got plans to undermine id itself.
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The counselor had seen it before. “Mrs. Cherian, all creatures select genetic preferences when they choose a mate. ” The husband again placed his hand on her knee. She shook her head. ” The counselor spoke softly. “This is the very same process Nature follows to eliminate viral DNA in bacteria. ” The husband shook his head. “We are not tailoring our child. We are correcting genetic weaknesses. ” The counselor shook his head slowly. “No, no, Mrs. Cherian. There are three billion letters in the human genome.
They saw a brighter future somewhere and someway else and walked the difficult path that led them there. He’d disappointed so many people. Violated beloved traditions of service and loyalty. But life was all about difficult choices. Durand contemplated headlights from eighty stories above as the first light of dawn crested the Johor Strait. Singapore’s robot rush hour was already under way far below. Autonomous electric cars packed the expressways, their LED headlights coursing over the landscape like rivers of white-hot lava.
She reached out to the virtual aquarium and started creating tiny organisms from building blocks on the ocean floor with practiced flicks of her hand—quickly getting engrossed in the simulation. The percentage jumped to 83. Then to 84. Then 85. ” He swept her hair aside and kissed her on the forehead. ” She spoke without looking up from the screen. “Adele was wrong. ” He got up. Mia looked up at him. ” Durand paused for a moment but then sat back down on the edge of her bed. ” “Because I was edited.
Change Agent: A Novel by Daniel Suarez