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Paul Symon is an environmentalist who's out to make the world a better place, but he's overwhelmed by too much disjointed information, too much public apathy, too much self-serving talk and not enough action. Not to mention the opposition of greedy despoiler Jerry Landis, a sucessful venture capitalist who is dying of a rare disease that accelerates the aging process. Landis cares about only two things: making even more money, and finding a way to arrest his medical condition. He'll go to any lengths to do either.

That brings Landis and his fortune to the wild frontier of biotechnology, where his people are illegally experimenting with cross-species organ transplantation in California while breeding genetically altered primates at a secret site in the piney woods of south central Mississippi. Not only is Paul on the trail of this clandestine research, but there's also an eco-terrorist on the loose, bent on teaching hard lessons to people who are under the impresion that the Earth and its creatures are theirs to destroy. These forces, together with 50,000 extra-large chacma baboons, collide in an explosion of laughter and wonder that Bill Fitzhugh's growing league of admirers is coming to recognize as his very own.

Review:

"These cartoonish players acting out their parts lead to some laugh-out-loud incidents that at times alarmingly mirror today's TV news." Library Journal

Review:

"It's not easy walking the tightrope between medical thrillers ala Crichton and absurdist black comedy in the Hiaasen mold, but Fitzhugh manages it smoothly." Booklist

Synopsis:

< p> < b> Bill Fitzhugh< /b> strikes again Following his widely acclaimed debut novel, < b> Pest Control< /b> (The < em> London] Times< /em> called it one of the funniest, most off-beat thrillers in years), Fitzhugh turns his satirical eye to the merging of medical science and big business — with hilarious and outrageous results.< /p> < p> Paul Symon is an environmentalist who's out to make the world a better place, but he faces too much disjointed information, public apathy, and self-serving talk. Not to mention greedy despoiler Jerry Landis, a venture capitalist dying of a rare disease that accelerates the aging process.< /p> < p> Landis cares only about making more money and finding a way to arrest his medical condition. That brings him and his fortune to the wild frontier of biotechnology, where his people are illegally experimenting with cross-species organ transplantation in California while breeding genetically altered primates at a secret site in the piney woods of south-central Mississippi.< /p> < p> There's also an eco-terrorist on the loose, bent on teaching hard lessons to people who think the Earth and its creatures are theirs to destroy. These forces, together with fifty thousand extra-large chacma baboons, collide in an explosion of laughter and wonder that < b> Bill Fitzhugh< /b> 's growing league of admirers is coming to recognize as his very own.< /p>

About the Author

Bill Fitzhugh is the author of seven novels. He still has all of his original organs and plans to keep it that way until the very end, at which point he is willing to let the doctors divvy them up among anyone (with the exception of politicians) who might need them. However, he makes no promises about the quality of his liver. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and all of her organs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060815264
Author:
Fitzhugh, Bill
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20050329
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.00x5.40x.77 in. .65 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages Dark Alley - English 9780060815264 Reviews:
"Review" by , "These cartoonish players acting out their parts lead to some laugh-out-loud incidents that at times alarmingly mirror today's TV news."
"Review" by , "It's not easy walking the tightrope between medical thrillers ala Crichton and absurdist black comedy in the Hiaasen mold, but Fitzhugh manages it smoothly."
"Synopsis" by , < p> < b> Bill Fitzhugh< /b> strikes again Following his widely acclaimed debut novel, < b> Pest Control< /b> (The < em> London] Times< /em> called it one of the funniest, most off-beat thrillers in years), Fitzhugh turns his satirical eye to the merging of medical science and big business — with hilarious and outrageous results.< /p> < p> Paul Symon is an environmentalist who's out to make the world a better place, but he faces too much disjointed information, public apathy, and self-serving talk. Not to mention greedy despoiler Jerry Landis, a venture capitalist dying of a rare disease that accelerates the aging process.< /p> < p> Landis cares only about making more money and finding a way to arrest his medical condition. That brings him and his fortune to the wild frontier of biotechnology, where his people are illegally experimenting with cross-species organ transplantation in California while breeding genetically altered primates at a secret site in the piney woods of south-central Mississippi.< /p> < p> There's also an eco-terrorist on the loose, bent on teaching hard lessons to people who think the Earth and its creatures are theirs to destroy. These forces, together with fifty thousand extra-large chacma baboons, collide in an explosion of laughter and wonder that < b> Bill Fitzhugh< /b> 's growing league of admirers is coming to recognize as his very own.< /p>
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