By Daniel Suarez
New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Suarez promises a thrilling sci-fi mystery exploring a possible destiny the place CRISPR genetic modifying permits the human species to regulate evolution itself.
On a crowded educate platform, Interpol agent Kenneth Durand feels the edge of a needle—and his transformation begins...
In 2045 Kenneth Durand leads Interpol’s prime crew opposed to genetic crime, removing black industry labs that practice "vanity edits" on human embryos for a value. those unlawful tactics increase embryos in ways in which are speedily accelerating human evolution—preying on human-trafficking sufferers to test and increase their technology.
With the worlds of genetic crime and human trafficking converging, Durand and his fellow Interpol brokers realize that one determine looms in the back of all of it: Marcus Demang Wyckes, chief of a robust and complex cartel referred to as the Huli jing.
however the Huli jing have pointed out Durand, too. After being forcibly dosed with an intensive new swap agent, Durand wakes from a coma weeks later to discover he’s been genetically remodeled into somebody else—his so much sought after suspect: Wyckes.
Now a fugitive, pursued in the course of the genetic underworld through his former colleagues and the police, Durand is set to revive his unique DNA by way of finding the resource of the mysterious—and hugely valuable—change agent. yet Durand hasn’t expected simply how tricky finding his enemy may be. With the expertise to genetically edit the residing, Wyckes and his Huli jing may be someone and everyone—and they've got plans to undermine identification itself.
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He tried to form words—then finally screamed in horror as police approached behind him, guns raised. “No! ” He hugged her body close, shrieking in anguish. The helmeted and armored police tried to pull him from her, but he would not let go. “My love. ” Chapter 2 Change comes. Inexorable. Most times it arrives gradually—but sometimes change is an earthquake. Cherished assumptions crack. Rocks of stability crumble. Chasms of experience open between adjacent generations. Thinking back on his childhood, Kenneth Durand remembered his millennial parents enduring their own technological earthquake—the disruption of every industry.
Durand remained silent. “Hang in there, buddy. Listen, I’ll see you at the eight o’clock. ” Durand closed the line. The building’s AI asked, “Shall I summon an elevator, Mr. ” Durand nodded, mopping sweat from his face with his Annapolis T-shirt. He resisted the innate human urge to thank the digital assistant and walked toward the elevator bank. Chapter 3 Durand padded down a corridor lined with culture-grown hardwoods and printed metals. The decor had an elegant, Scandinavian simplicity. The door to his flat recognized him and clicked unlocked as he reached it.
It was only when neighbors became suspicious that the police were called and I was freed. The arresting female officer later adopted me. Raised me as her own. ” She met the eyes of her audience. “Slavery is not an abstraction to me. I have experienced it. I have firsthand knowledge of the despair it brings, and that it is not in our past. In fact, there are more slaves in existence now than at any point in human history. ” The entire room sat in stunned silence. “I’ve come to seek the assistance of the Genetic Crime Division.
Change Agent: A Novel by Daniel Suarez