TOMORROW'S CHILDREN: The Novel
BRIEFLY: Catherine Bates trusts her fertility doctor, Richard Lancaster, implicitly. She knows him as a brilliant specialist with a world-renowned record of success. What she doesn’t know is that behind the sealed doors of his private lab, he’s an unscrupulous, fame-driven egomaniac who does not recognize any moral or ethical boundaries of reproductive research. Catherine is totally unsuspecting when Dr. Lancaster implants her with an experimental embryo that he has secretly switched for her own. Lancaster is determined to test the viability of his frozen egg experiments in human wombs, and Catherine becomes his first of many unknowing test victims to receive the uniquely cloned embryos. The switch goes undetected for nearly three decades until Catherine’s daughter, Jennifer Bates-Brand, now a powerful and smart investigative lawyer, becomes sick with a life-threatening illness whose cure is hidden in the DNA of her biological mother—the real donor of the switched embryo’s egg. One-by-one, every truth of Jennifer’s life reveals into a life-threatening lie as she races against death to find the cure concealed in her genetic past—and discovers that her genetic past is the most incredulous lie of them all.
RECALL: The Novel
What happens when medical science creates life so perfect, there's no room for the imperfect?
CHAPTER ONE: Josh Hellman is a born criminal. He has spent more than three-fourths of his life as a fugitive on the Ten Most Wanted List. In fact, federal authorities placed him on the list on the very day they became aware that his crime had been committed. There was never any doubt that he was guilty as charged. Laws were broken. Since then, though barely able to walk, he has successfully crawled or been transported from every attempt to capture him, always with the help of his loving family—especially from his clever and devoted mother, Karin. And even now, despite the overwhelming and daunting police force surrounding the luxury high-rise hotel where he and his mother are presently holed up, Josh has no intention of surrendering. He clings to his mother with all of his might, presuming that she will once again protect him—as she always has. If the police want him, they’re going to have to come and get him. And if they do, he hopes the first thing they’ll do before they drag him away kicking and screaming—is change his diaper.