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In 2027, destroying an embryo is considered first-degree murder. Fertility clinics still exist, giving hope and new life to thousands of infertile families, but they have to pass rigorous inspections by the United States Department of Embryo Preservation. Fail an inspection, and you will be prosecuted.

Brilliant young doctor Arianna Drake seems to be thriving in the spotlight: her small clinic surpasses every government requirement, and its popularity has spiked—a sudden, rapid growth that leaves the DEP chief mystified. When he discovers Ariannas radical past as a supporter of an infamous scientist, he sends undercover agent Trent Rowe to investigate her for possible illegal activity.

As Trent is pulled into Ariannas enigmatic world, his own begins to unravel. The secret he finally uncovers will deeply move him—and jeopardize them both. With the clock ticking her life away, he finds himself questioning everything he knows to be true, and then must summon the courage to take the greatest risk of all. Nothing less than human life—and a major scientific breakthrough—hang in the balance.

A thought-provoking thriller by debut author Kira Peikoff, Living Proof is a celebration of love and life that cuts to the core of a major cultural debate of our time.

Review:

"Journalist Piekoff's unsettling, timely debut presents an uncomfortably plausible near-future, in which the destruction of all human embryos has been outlawed in the name of saving the lives of unborn children. Trent Rowe, an agent for the New York City bureau of the U.S. Department of Embryo Preservation, investigates a suspiciously popular Manhattan fertility clinic run by a suspected 'radical,' Dr. Arianna Drake, the daughter of a known opponent of the DEP. Trent's superiors hope that a shutdown of the clinic 'for ethical transgressions' will shore up the DEP's imploding political support. Trent, initially a believer in the DEP cause, eventually finds himself caught in an ethical dilemma he could never have envisioned, torn between irreconcilable goals. Some clumsy prose, less than well-rounded characters, and a plot that follows well-established thriller conventions show Peikoff still learning her craft. Still, this engaging effort marks her as an author to watch. Agent: Erica Silverman, Trident Media." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

In 2027, destroying an embryo is considered first-degree murder. Fertility clinics still exist, giving hope and new life to thousands of infertile families, but they have to pass rigorous inspections by the United States Department of Embryo Preservation. Fail an inspection, and you will be prosecuted.

Brilliant young doctor Arianna Drake seems to be thriving in the spotlight: her small clinic surpasses every government requirement, and its popularity has spiked—a sudden, rapid growth that leaves the DEP chief mystified. When he discovers Ariannas radical past as a supporter of an infamous scientist, he sends undercover agent Trent Rowe to investigate her for possible illegal activity.

As Trent is pulled into Ariannas enigmatic world, his own begins to unravel. The secret he finally uncovers will deeply move him—and jeopardize them both. With the clock ticking her life away, he finds himself questioning everything he knows to be true, and then must summon the courage to take the greatest risk of all. Nothing less than human life—and a major scientific breakthrough—hang in the balance.

A thought-provoking thriller by debut author Kira Peikoff, Living Proof is a celebration of love and life that cuts to the core of a major cultural debate of our time.

About the Author

KIRA PEIKOFF has written for  New York Daily News, The Orange County Register, Newsday, and New York magazine. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism from NYU and is currently working on her second novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765329301
Author:
Peikoff, Kira
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Technological
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
Dystopian
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.57 x 6.5 x 1.405 in 1 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Journalist Piekoff's unsettling, timely debut presents an uncomfortably plausible near-future, in which the destruction of all human embryos has been outlawed in the name of saving the lives of unborn children. Trent Rowe, an agent for the New York City bureau of the U.S. Department of Embryo Preservation, investigates a suspiciously popular Manhattan fertility clinic run by a suspected 'radical,' Dr. Arianna Drake, the daughter of a known opponent of the DEP. Trent's superiors hope that a shutdown of the clinic 'for ethical transgressions' will shore up the DEP's imploding political support. Trent, initially a believer in the DEP cause, eventually finds himself caught in an ethical dilemma he could never have envisioned, torn between irreconcilable goals. Some clumsy prose, less than well-rounded characters, and a plot that follows well-established thriller conventions show Peikoff still learning her craft. Still, this engaging effort marks her as an author to watch. Agent: Erica Silverman, Trident Media." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

In 2027, destroying an embryo is considered first-degree murder. Fertility clinics still exist, giving hope and new life to thousands of infertile families, but they have to pass rigorous inspections by the United States Department of Embryo Preservation. Fail an inspection, and you will be prosecuted.

Brilliant young doctor Arianna Drake seems to be thriving in the spotlight: her small clinic surpasses every government requirement, and its popularity has spiked—a sudden, rapid growth that leaves the DEP chief mystified. When he discovers Ariannas radical past as a supporter of an infamous scientist, he sends undercover agent Trent Rowe to investigate her for possible illegal activity.

As Trent is pulled into Ariannas enigmatic world, his own begins to unravel. The secret he finally uncovers will deeply move him—and jeopardize them both. With the clock ticking her life away, he finds himself questioning everything he knows to be true, and then must summon the courage to take the greatest risk of all. Nothing less than human life—and a major scientific breakthrough—hang in the balance.

A thought-provoking thriller by debut author Kira Peikoff, Living Proof is a celebration of love and life that cuts to the core of a major cultural debate of our time.

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