This is the story of Pierre Tradivel, a scientist, and his complex battle against deadly illness, and ex-Nazi war criminal still hiding in the U.S., a crooked insurance company, and a plot to make Pierre and his wife the victims of a bizarre genetic experiment. Frameshift is hard science fiction at its best, full of complications and neat surprises.
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There is a 50 percent chance that geneticist Pierre Tardivel is carrying the gene for Huntington's Disease, a fatal disorder. That knowledge drives Pierre in his work on the Human Genome Project, an attempt by scientists to map human genes. But a strange set of circumstances--including a knife attack, the in vitro fertilization of his wife, and an insurance company plot to use DNA samples to weed out clients predisposed to early deaths--draw Tardivel into a story that will ultimately involve the hunt for a Nazi death camp doctor. Frameshift shows why the New York Times calls Robert J. Sawyer "a writer of boundless confidence."From the Publisher:
Praise for Robert J. Sawyer:
"Filled to bursting with ideas, characters, and incidents." --The New York Times
"Robert Sawyer's science fiction is always ambitious, well-written, and imaginative. With each novel he keeps getting better." --Kevin J. Anderson
"A finely crafted novel with a riveting plot and complex characters that one can care about deeply." --Calgary Herald
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Book Description Voyager, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000396264